https://brexitfacts.blog.gov.uk/2018/11/27/response-to-coverage-of-the-uks-ability-to-strike-a-trade-deal-with-the-us-when-we-leave-the-eu/

Response to coverage of the UK’s ability to strike a trade deal with the US when we leave the EU

There is coverage of our ability to strike a trade deal with the US when we leave the European Union

The political declaration we have agreed with the EU is very clear that we will have an independent trade policy so that the UK can sign trade deals with countries around the world — including with the US.

We have already been laying the groundwork for an ambitious agreement with the US through our joint working groups, which have met five times so far.

The US Trade Representative also issued a call for views from the public on a future UK-US free trade agreement earlier this month.

We are also working hard to ensure that we can transition the trade agreements the EU has signed with other countries, such as Canada and Japan.

These are agreements we pushed for as an EU member, because of our commitment to free and liberalised trade.

And after we leave the EU in March next year, we will take up our independent seat at the WTO, where we will play an active role in negotiations and be strong advocates for the rules-based global trading system.