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"We're working on a trade deal, which will be a very big deal, and a very powerful deal, great for both countries", he said as he met Prime Minister Theresa May in Hamburg. The political bloc charges significant tariffs on imports from nations outside the union, and a mooted trade deal between Europe and the States that critics saw as being more advantageous to the EU than USA has been seen as dead in the water since Trump took the presidency. It's considered likely that the USA would demand Britain open up its market to chlorine-washed chicken as part of any trade deal, and BuzzFeed reported back in February that the American farming lobby was pushing for it. Hormone-treated beef and poultry processed with chlorine are two common symbols used by activists of of lower United States food safety standards.

That issue, Fox added, "would be a detail at the very end stage of one sector" in the negotiations.

Britain's International Trade Secretary Liam Fox on Monday voiced continuing support for free trade and the rules-based global trading system, as the country prepares to leave the European Union (EU).

USA farmers have insisted that any future deal with the United Kingdom must include agriculture but British campaigners argue that it would hurt farming standards and leave consumers faced with imports of chlorine washed chicken and hormone-fed beef.

Meantime, the main opposition Labour Party has its own fissures over future trade links with the EU.

Mr Fox said the BBC had chosen not to report annual foreign direct investment figures released by the Department for International Trade despite being contacted about them by his team.

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US farm leaders have said they hope the two governments can establish a trading relationship in which the U.K.is open to more imports from the USA, including chlorine-washed chicken and biotech products, than European Union officials in Brussels have been willing to accept. "I don't think people would want to have it dragging on", he told the BBC.

In a late-night tweet, Mr Trump said that in the wake of the tour he was confident about the future of US-UK relations.

"If we look at goods the most important thing about is not tariffs, it is all the rules around it", the official said.

Britain supports the conclusion of the Trade in Services Agreement as soon as it is practicable, so as to build an worldwide framework for the global service sector and the wider knowledge-based economy, said the official.

At a media briefing on July 24, a Number 10 spokesman reportedly said: "Our priority when it comes to food is that maintaining the safety and public confidence in the food we eat is of the highest priority".

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