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Green light for UK to start CPTPP joining process

Staff reporters
Wed, 02 Jun 2021

The 11 members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed to start the process towards the UK becoming its latest member, trade and export growth minister Damien O’Connor said.A special virtual CPTPP commission meeting, chaired by Japan, brought together ministers and senior officials from all members.The commission took a consensus decision to begin the accession process with the UK and to establish an accession working group.“New Zealand welcomes this next step towards the UK becoming...

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