The UK and Australia announced a free trade agreement on Tuesday
London said would cut tariffs on all UK goods and boost jobs and businesses across the country. “Today marks a new beginning in Britain’s relations with Australia, which are underpinned by our history and shared values,
” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement. The UK said it had a limit on duty-free agricultural imports from Australia for 15.
Agreed years with the aim of protecting farmers, a hot political issue in the UK before the deal. Scotch whiskey and confectionery will be cheaper to sell in Australia due to the deal, the UK said.
Elements of the deal were agreed by Johnson and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison at a meeting on Downing Street late Monday, the government said a final deal is planned for the next few days.