Labour urges UK trade secretary to end delays over Kenya and Ghana deals

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Exclusive: Liz Truss urged to sign off deals quickly to spare African states high tariffs once Brexit transition period ends

The Labour party has urged the UK trade secretary, Liz Truss, to end delays over rollover deals with Kenya and Ghana to prevent them being slapped with high tariffs when the UK leaves the EU on 1 January.

Negotiations with Kenya and Ghana have yet to be signed off with only nine weeks to go before the UK’s transition deal with the EU comes to an end, when import charges would be imposed on goods worth £2.6bn from the African countries.

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