Thank you for contacting me about the proposed free trade agreement with Australia.
Australia is one of the UK’s closest allies. We share a head of state, the same language and the same values. Our people also enjoy deep and historic links of kinship and friendship, arguably unlike any other two nations. A trade deal with Australia is an enormous opportunity for the UK.
We are Australia’s second largest trading partner outside the Asia-Pacific and trade between our two countries was worth £18.8 billion in 2019.
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