LONDON, June 18 After Britain leaves the
European Union, British exporters should experience trade "which
feels as close as possible to the way it feels now", finance
minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday.
"It is clearly very much on our agenda ... that as soon as
possible we will start talking about implementation phases so
that we can be clear to business, to investors that there will
not be a cliff edge," he told ITV's Peston on Sunday, referring
to fears of an abrupt change in trading relations with the EU.
(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Mark Potter)