THE EUROPEAN UNION is “in a race” to sign lucrative free trade agreements with New Zealand and Australia, potentially resulting in post-Brexit tension with the UK. The UK is trying to broaden its horizons post-Brexit, as International Trade Secretary Liz Truss tries to secure free trade deals with countries around the world. Deals have been struck with a variety of countries, with Vietnam and Turkey two of the more recent agreements – the UK has signed continuation deals with around 60 countries. Deals with other key targets are yet to be agreed, though. New Zealand and Australia could find themselves in the centre of yet more EU-UK tension, as Brussels and London are “racing” to secure deals with the two countries. Read More.