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Britain signs trade accord with Washington state, eyes Florida next

By Alistair Smout and Andrea Shalal

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Britain on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding on trade with the U.S. state of Washington, and a top official said a similar agreement could be reached soon with Florida.

Britain had hoped for a sweeping bilateral trade deal with the United States after splitting from the European Union, but with President Joe Biden putting all talks on free trade agreements on hold, the British government has pursued state-level agreements instead.