237.The government also urgently needs to clarify the UK`s post-Brexit position towards countries with which the EU currently has an open skies agreement, including the US. Otherwise, the government should quickly examine the potential for concluding new bilateral aviation agreements with important markets (such as the US) before the UK leaves the EU in 2019, or adopt a transitional regime. British Transport Minister Grant Shapps has signed a new bilateral air transport agreement that will secure the future of air transport between Britain and the US after the end of the transition period. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signed on behalf of the United States with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao. Source: ONS, The Pink Book: 2016, Chapter 3.2 Trade in Services, (29.