President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Wilbur Ross has said that any Brexit deal between the UK and the EU must be in the interests of the United States.
“It is … important that an eventual Brexit agreement takes into account our commercial interests, and does not hinder development of a closer post-Brexit US-UK relationship by continuing divergent standards and regulations and other protectionist measures,” said Ross on Monday.
Speaking at the annual Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference in London, the US commerce secretary said that Britain must not compromise with the European Union if London wants to have any post-Brexit deal with Washington.
Ross said that if the UK chose to keep the EU ban on genetically modified food and chlorinated chicken, there would be problems in having “a subsequent FTA (Free Trade Agreement) with the US.”
Criticizing the EU’s external trade policy, he said, “The EU talks free trade but…