Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 19th May 2021.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans the Government has to include provisions in the Professional Qualifications Bill, announced in the Queen's Speech 2021, to provide for the implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

The Government will bring forward legislation to implement future Free Trade Agreements where existing powers do not exist on the statute book.

The Government will update Parliament in due course on its proposed accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) by publishing its negotiation bundle, including a response to the public consultation, economic scoping assessment and outline approach, in advance of accession negotiations beginning.

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