U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday that China is likely to impose tariffs of up to 20 percent on U.K.-made goods and other imports, according to a report in the official Xinhua News Agency.
Guterres also said he would meet with U.Y. leader Jeremy Corbyn and other U.E. leaders on the issue of the Brexit vote on June 23.
Gutierrez, who is in Beijing to attend a U.
China-led Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, said the trade dispute between Britain and China has reached a critical stage, but added that the issue is a “complex issue.”
He said it would be appropriate for the two sides to address the issue, but not necessarily to go into details.
The Chinese government has repeatedly said it does not want the Brexit result to impact trade with the United Kingdom, but has also criticized the United States and other countries for their trade practices.
The British government is currently negotiating a free trade agreement with the European Union.