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USA is a potentially significant new trading partner post brexit, and will open up many opportunities for UK goods and manufacturing.  The USA is a major producer of agricultural produce however, and they are keen to export to the UK.  Crucially however, the USA are also highly skilled in using the WTO rules to their advantage:  “The United States has initiated numerous WTO cases and in all instances we have either successfully negotiated a settlement or have prevailed in litigation.  This has led to policy reforms by our trading partners, and kept markets open for our products.[1]

[1] Jason Hafemesiter, Trade Counsel, United States Department of Agriculture (2018)

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