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Post-Brexit free trade for 48 developing countries

Britain will maintain duty-free access to its market for goods from dozens of developing countries, including Bangladesh and Ethiopia, once it has left the European Union.

The government has said 48 countries will continue to benefit from the arrangements and it will explore options to expand trade relations further once Britain has left the EU.

International trade secretary Liam Fox said: “Our departure from the EU is an opportunity to step up to our commitments to the rest of the world, not step away from them.

“Free and fair trade has been the greatest liberator of the world’s poor, and today’s announcement shows our commitment to helping developing countries grow their economies and reduce poverty through trade.”

 

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