By John Campbell
BBC News NI Economics & Business Editor
Foreign secretary Dominic Rabb said this morning he's confident a trade deal with the US will be among the UK's first after leaving the EU.
That's despite warnings from US officials that future trade talks could be hit by Britain’s decision last month to grant Chinese telecoms giant Huawei a role in its 5G mobile network.
“We listened and take the concerns of our American friends very seriously,” Raab said during a visit to Singapore.
“We are reasonably confident that we can do a free trade agreement [with America] in that first wave of post-Brexit trade deals,” he added.
“We have had a good conversation about Huawei and the one thing we all recognise is there has been market failure in terms of high-trust vendors being able to provide telecoms infrastructure.”
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