British Trade Minister Liz Truss hailed the « pioneering » deal as the UK`s first major trade deal, as it is once again becoming « an independent trading nation ». Motegi said CEPA ensures the continuity of the EU agreement and adds new areas of cooperation, such as e-commerce and financial services. The UK negotiating team will consult with its Strategic Trade Advisory Group throughout the negotiations.  Responsibility for entering into contracts involving the United Kingdom rests with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. This remains the case even if the negotiations on the treaty are led by another government department. In this context, there is no free trade agreement between the two states and Britain and Taiwan instead conduct annual trade negotiations. CEPA is also gradually lowering tariffs on Japanese cars until 2026, when they will be completely eliminated. This agreement is also included in the current trade agreement between Japan and the EU. Read more: EU-Japan adopt China`s BRI with its own Silk Road « China urges the US to fully recognize the highly damaging nature of arms sales to Taiwan, abide by the one-China principle and the provisions of the three joint communiqués between China and the US, stop arms sales and military relations with the Taiwan region, to scrap their plans to sell weapons, in order to avoid further damage to China-US relations and to peace and stability beyond the Strait. .