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Ranil Jayawardena Minister for International Trade revealed the UK resolved a total of 217 trade barriers across 74 countries which was a jump of 20 percent on last year. Writing for the Telegraph, he said: “No other nation has secured so many trade deals with so many of its counterparts in such a short space of time. And this is just the beginning.” Mr Jayawardena added the UK is also “making headway in dynamic economies around the world” and has begun paving the way for accession to a mega trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership with a combined GDP well in excess of £8trillion last year.

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    Thriving Britain secures £766billion in trade from 70 nations

    Minister for International Trade, Ranil Jayawardena revealed the UK has secured trade deals with 70 countries worth £766 billion.

    Mr Jayawardena said: “No other nation has secured so many trade deals with so many of its counterparts in such a short space of time. And this is just the beginning.”

    He added the UK resolved a total of 217 trade barriers across 74 countries, a jump of 20 percent on last year, and also begun paving the way for accession to a mega trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

    The partnership had a combined GDP well in excess of £8trillion last year.

    Mr Jayawardena also told the Telegraph: “All too often, the negative angle taken about our leaving the European Union can feel pessimistic, particularly for those of us who see it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to regain our nation’s sovereignty.”

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