Quick post-Brexit deal sought

UK-Japan News January 2018

The UK and Japan hope to secure a quick deal on post-Brexit trade standards, The Japan News reported on 15 December.

Speaking in London, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said he wanted to begin preparation on mutual recognition of standards and judicial support. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson added that this could be accomplished “readily and speedily”.

Mutual recognition would see the countries accepting each other’s rules as equivalent and avoid the creation of technical trade barriers between them.