Britain to join Trans-Pacific trade pact as soon as this month -FNN – Reuters

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TOKYO, March 28 (Reuters) – Britain is expected to join the 11 members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) as early as this month, Fuji News Network said on Tuesday, citing several government sources.

started talks in 2021 with the CPTPP – which counts Japan, Australia and New Zealand as members – regarding the pact as an important part of its post-Brexit trade plans.

Other members of the CPTPP are Canada, Vietnam, Singapore, Mexico, Peru, Brunei, Chile and Malaysia.

Britain would be the 12th nation to join the trade pact.

Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Clarence Fernandez and Tom Hogue

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