UK Applies to Join Huge Pacific Free Trade Area CPTPP

The UK is formally applying to join one of the world’s largest free-trade areas, deepening trade ties with some of the fastest-growing markets in the world International Trade Secretary Liz Truss will speak to ministers in Japan and New Zealand on Monday morning (1 February 2021) to request to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific

Fifteen Asia-Pacific Countries Sign China-backed Regional Trade Pact

Fifteen countries on Sunday signed a sprawling Asian trade deal seen as a huge coup for China in extending its influence. The china-backed deal excludes the United States, which had left a rival Asia-Pacific grouping under President Donald Trump. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – which includes 10 Southeast Asian economies along with China, Japan,

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