Davis: a new UK-EU Trade agreement could be reached within 12 months

25 Oct 2017 12:03 PM

David Davis, the Brexit minister claims that a new free trade deal between UK and the EU could be agreed in the remaining 12 months of Brexit talks.

Davis said was confident that all aspects of the negotiations, including future trade, could be agreed before Article 50 was included in March 2019. Talks between the two sides are still going beyond the first phase as both sides can't reach agreement on citizen rights issues, UK's financial obligations and Irish borders.

Davis also revealed that he expects several aspects of Britain's membership in the European Union to continue during a transitional period, including the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.

Asked whether Britain would continue to accept the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, Davies replied certainly initially.

British Prime Minister Theresa May had previously insisted that European judges would cease their jurisdiction over Britain once leaving the EU. Davis rejected the possibility of completing Brexit talks from the EU without reaching an agreement.

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