Liz Truss – 2021 Comments on the UK/Australian Trade Deal

The comments made by Liz Truss, the Secretary of State for International Trade, on 23 April 2021.

We have made major breakthroughs over the past few days and an agreement is now in sight. I want to thank Dan personally for the contribution he has made and for his desire to get this deal done.

This is a deal that will deliver for Britain and all parts of our economy. It is a win-win for both nations. It is a fundamentally liberalising agreement that will support jobs across the country and help us emerge stronger from the pandemic, strengthening ties between two democracies who share a fierce belief in freedom, enterprise and fair play.

We will spend the next few weeks ironing out details and resolving outstanding issues, with a view to reaching a deal by June.