Theresa May and Justin Trudeau were expected to discuss plans for a post-Brexit trade deal, with the Canadian Prime Minister calling for a “seamless transition” to a new trading relationship with the UK. The visit came ahead of a deal between Canada and the EU – the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (Ceta) – which comes in to force today (18 Sept 2017).

Teresa May visits CanadaThe Prime Minister hopes to use Ceta as the model for a bilateral trade deal for when the UK is excluded from Ceta after Brexit. Mrs May and Mr Trudeau are expected to set up a new joint working group to prepare the groundwork for a separate deal.

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