The EU and US are launching new negotiations aimed at defusing rising transatlantic trade tensions, according to US President Donald Trump and the EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker.

In a joint announcement after meetings in Washington on Wednesday, the two leaders said they had agreed to work together towards eliminating all tariffs, trade barriers and subsidies related to non-auto industrial goods.

They also said they would work together to reform the World Trade Organization and reduce trading costs and regulatory barriers across the Atlantic.


Employers across the country are to be given an EU citizen “toolkit” to help staff from the bloc to register for a new immigration status that will be legally required after Brexit.

The Home Office unveiled a package of briefing packs, posters and leaflets at an event involving representatives of some of the biggest employers and groups campaigning to preserve the rights of the estimated 3.5 million to 3.8 million EU citizens living and working in the UK.