Brexit: UK and Canada agree deal to keep trading under EU terms
The UK and Canada have agreed a deal to continue trading under the same terms as the current EU agreement after the Brexit transition period ends.
The government said it paved the way for negotiations to begin next year on a new comprehensive deal with Canada.
The PM and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau made the "agreement in principle" in a video call, the Department for International Trade said.
The agreement does not give any new benefits to businesses.
But it rolls over the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement reached by the EU and Canada after seven years of negotiations.
但它延续了欧盟和加拿大经过七年谈判达成的全面经济贸易协定(Complete Economic And Trade Agreement)。
Boris Johnson said the extension was "a fantastic agreement for Britain", adding: "Our negotiators have been working flat out to secure trade deals for the UK and from as early next year we have agreed to start work on a new, bespoke trade deal with Canada that will go even further in meeting the needs of our economy."
Welcoming the continuity deal, Mr Trudeau suggested a new comprehensive trade agreement with the UK would take several years to negotiate.
Speaking during the video call, which also included International Trade Secretary Liz Truss and her counterpart Mary Ng, Mr Trudeau said: "Now we get to continue to work on a bespoke agreement, a comprehensive agreement over the coming years that will really maximise our trade opportunities and boost things for everyone."
在视频通话中，特鲁多表示：“现在我们可以继续致力于一项量身定制的协议，这是一项未来几年的全面协议，将真正最大化我们的贸易机会，促进所有人的利益。”视频通话还包括国际贸易部长利兹·特拉斯(Liz Truss)和她的同行玛丽·吴(Mary Ng)。
Labour's shadow international trade secretary Emily Thornberry welcomed the "necessary" deal.
"It is now vital that Boris Johnson and Liz Truss show the same urgency in securing the other 14 outstanding continuity agreements with countries like Mexico, Ghana and Singapore, where a total of 60bn of UK trade is still at risk and time is beginning to run out," she added.
她补充说：“现在至关重要的是，鲍里斯·约翰逊(Boris Johnson)和利兹·特拉斯(Liz Truss)必须表现出同样的紧迫感，与墨西哥、加纳和新加坡等国达成其他14项尚未达成的连续性协议。在这些国家，英国总计600亿GB的贸易仍面临风险，时间已经不多了。”
Before it is formally signed, the UK-Canada Trade Continuity Agreement will be subject to final legal checks.
The UK has now left the EU, but its trading relationship remains the same until the end of the year. That's because it's in an 11-month transition - designed to give both sides some time to negotiate a new trade deal.
No new trade deals can start until the transition period ends on 31 December.