U.K.-U.S. Trade Deal Is Likely Years Away as Biden Shifts Focus

March 26, 2021, 10:00 PM

The U.K. and the U.S. are unlikely to be ready to strike a trade deal before 2023, in a blow to British hopes of a quick win from Brexit, according to people familiar with the matter.

President Joe Biden’s administration is focused on other priorities such as China and investing in domestic programs to boost the U.S. economy, and his legal power to fast-track a trade accord through Congress is due to expire on July 1.

According to one person familiar with the U.K.-U.S. talks, that power is unlikely to be renewed before at least 2023 -- because the...

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