UK joining CPTPP gives us a giant insurance policy

UK joining CPTPP gives us a giant insurance policy
Britain’s chief negotiator, Crawford Falconer. (Image: Getty)
Tim Groser
Make no mistake about it, the linked announcements of the United Kingdom joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership together with the ratification in London of the UK-Australia and UK-New Zealand Free Trade Agreements are major positive developments. Most obviously, this is important for our exporting future, but the strategic implications are much wider than that. Let’s look at the bread-and-butter question first: what do we gain? The gains from our membership of the Comprehensive and...

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