MP welcomes reports UK set to join CPTPP

Responding to news reports that the UK is set to join the CPTPP, Anthony Mangnall MP, co-author of CPS paper ‘Looking East: The Case for UK Membership of CPTPP’, said:

‘It is enormously welcome news that the UK appears set to join the CPTPP and realise the benefits my CPS report laid out.

‘Membership will deliver jobs, investment, growth and opportunities for British businesses and almost entirely eliminate tariffs on imports from other member countries, bringing down prices for British consumers. Most importantly, joining the CPTPP will see the UK take a seat at the table in a trading bloc focused on the fastest growing region of the world.’


  • ‘Looking East: The Case for UK Membership of CPTPP’ is available to download here.
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Date Added: Thursday 30th March 2023