First talks in preparation for UK TPP accession

First talks on joining the UK TPP September 10 at 6:28 a.m.

The British government has revealed that it has held its first accession talks with 11 countries, including Japan, which participates in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). We have taken an important step toward future participation.
The British government announced today that it has held talks with 11 countries, including Japan, which participates in the TPP, for the first time in preparation for the UK’s membership in the TPP.

The British government has taken an important step towards future participation, with the UK deciding to apply and entering formal negotiations.

Britain’s International Trade Minister Truss said in a statement that “participation in the TPP will expand business opportunities and consumer choices and increase economic security.”

Britain, which left the EU-European Union in January, is trying to strengthen its economic relations with non-EU countries, such as the Asia-Pacific region, more than ever.

We are also aiming to conclude an economic partnership agreement between the two countries with Japan, and we hope that strengthening relations with Japan, which will lead the TPP, will boost its membership.