9/23, 6:30 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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EU to allow UK to apply for third-country listing status - report

The United Kingdom government believes it could apply for third-country listing status in its future relationship with the European Union, marking progress in negotiations with the bloc on the two sides' post-Brexit trade deal, Sky News reported on Wednesday.

Previously, the UK representatives who participated in the talks with the EU thought they won't be able to apply for third-country listing as they felt Brussels used it as a bargaining chip in the negotiations, according to the report. The status would put the UK on the bloc's list of non-EU countries that are approved for food imports to the EU and for sale in its single market.

Earlier today, both UK and EU officials sent encouraging messages related to the talks and avoiding no-deal Brexit. EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier noted he remained "determined" to reach the deal with London, while Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove hinted that the progress has been made in the negotiations.

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