The UK has temporarily suspended negotiations for a new free trade agreement with Canada. It is reported that the British government has stopped the negotiations because of the lack of progress in the negotiations. The British High Commissioner to Canada, Susanna Goshko, issued a statement on Thursday while expecting the next round of negotiations on the Permanent Trade Deal.
A spokesman for the British government said that they would only discuss deals for the British people. If no progress is made, they reserve the right to temporarily suspend negotiations with any country.
The statement also stated that in the future, negotiations with Canada will be resumed in order to build a strong trade relationship that will benefit businesses and consumers on both sides of the Atlantic.
Canadian Trade Minister Marie Ng's office responded that the British government's mutual agreement has stalled. The statement alleges that the UK is hindering market access for our agricultural industry.