London, Sept. 20 (Jiji Press) — The British government is seeking public comments on concluding a bilateral free trade agreement with Japan after Britain’s planned exit from European Union.
The public comment period will end on Nov. 4 after the currently planned Brexit day of Oct. 31.
Britain, party to the Japan-EU economic partnership agreement at present, hopes to ink a more ambitious trade deal with Japan quickly after its departure from the EU.
The British government said Friday that it also hopes to maintain a mutual recognition agreement with Japan that simplifies trade procedures for electronic and pharmaceutical products. Currently, Britain is party to the Japan-EU mutual recognition agreement.