UK trade negotiations: CPTPP accession

International Economics Consulting Ltd’s CEO, Paul Baker, along with Stephanie Rickard, Professor of Political Science at London School of Economics (LSE) and Professor Clara Brandi, Head of Research Programme at German Institute of Development and Sustainability, contributed in providing evidence to the International Trade Committee on the UK’s accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement.

The UK is committed to joining the CPTPP. In a session with experts, the International Trade Committee examined the strength of the trade bloc’s environment chapter, including its provisions on fisheries subsidies, how the UK could cooperate on areas of environmental concern, and what the chapter means for UK businesses looking to trade in the region.

MPs also examined how the bloc’s Environment Committee, the principal vehicle for cooperative efforts, operates.

Watch the full recording of the evidence session here.

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