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VERBATIM: UK trade minister on Brexit goals

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We cannot allow foot dragging by those unwilling to seize the benefits of free trade to hinder progress on important issues for the rest, such as eradicating non-tariff barriers in services, digital, or intellectual property. If other nations are hanging back, then the UK will happily lead the charge for global free trade.
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The UK, let me remind you, is a full and founding member of the WTO, though we have chosen to be represented by the EU in recent years. As we establish our independent position, post-Brexit, we will carry the standard of free and open trade as a badge of honor.