The countries say they will work on a more comprehensive agreement next year after Britain completes its EU departure.

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) shakes hands with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a NATO summit last year [File: Adrian Dennis/AFP]

Canada and the United Kingdom have agreed to a rollover trade deal, the countries announced on Saturday, promising to negotiate a more comprehensive agreement after the UK’s post-Brexit transition period ends.

Britain is preparing to complete its departure from the European Union by the end of December and it has negotiated dozens of bilateral agreements as part of its effort to maintain trade and mitigate any potential economic effects from Brexit.

The UK-Canada rollover deal allows provisions from the Canada-European

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