The US proposal to UK for a trade agreement

The UK government has jumped on the trade agreement proposal made by the US Président-Elect.
But what for? The bilateral trade balance is a surplus for the UK as is shown in the graph below. What is the idea behind the US proposal? A more balanced trade partnership with higher UK imports? IS the UK ready for that and is it its interest? Weird
uk-2016-november-tradebalanceUKUS.png

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