The UK will sign a new deal with South Korea, which will extend the free trade between countries even after the Brexit, BBC News reported.

The deal is drawn up in accordance with the terms of the current free trade deal between South Korea and the EU.

The deal will be signed by British Secretary of Commerce Liz Truss and her South Korean counterpart Yoo Myung-hee.

Trade between the UK and South Korea amounted to $ 17.7 billion in 2018.

The UK is currently working to strengthen relationships with its trading partners. The reason for the intensification of this process is the upcoming Brexit, which is scheduled for October 31.