The UK Department for Business and Trade launched a public engagement in preparation for the upcoming General Review of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). They are seeking views from businesses, individuals, and other interested stakeholders on how the deal could be enhanced through this process.
CPTPP is already a high standards agreement, and that is the basis on which the UK applied to join. Any changes made as a result of the review will therefore be targeted and focused, requiring consensus from all members. But your help is needed to decide how the UK should input into that conversation with other CPTPP Members.
This period of public engagement will be open until 22 February.
Please have your say here.
As well as informing the UK’s approach to the General Review, your input into the public engagement consultation will also help understanding of how you can be best supported on any wider challenges you may be facing in doing business in Asia Pacific.
General Review Briefing Webinar
HM Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific, Martin Kent will host a briefing to explain what the General Review will entail, why it is relevant to businesses, and how businesses can provide the most impactful feedback. The webinar on 26 January (1200 Japan time) will also set out how DBT APAC is working to support businesses on policy and regulatory areas that do not fall directly under the scope of the CPTPP General Review, as part of the broader priority of ensuring that businesses can make the most of the trading opportunities in Asia Pacific.
You can register here for the webinar.