Australia, Britain sign free trade deal

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Australia and Britain sealed a free trade deal Friday, the first trade pact negotiated from scratch by London since leaving the European Union. Australian Trade Minister Dan Tehan and British International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan signed the agreement in a virtual ceremony, following a basic agreement reached by the two nations' leaders in June. Britain, which has applied for accession to the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal, hopes the bilateral agreement will serve as a stepping stone in aiding negotiations to join the 11-member pact. The bilateral agreement will eliminat...

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