Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership: Rules of Origin

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 11th February 2022.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (International Trade)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she will publish an assessment on the potential impact of Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership rules of origin on goods (a) produced domestically and (b) on sale in the UK market; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

The UK published its strategic approach to the negotiations in June 2021, which outlined how the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership’s Rules of Origin could give British exporters further opportunities to qualify for tariff free market access.

This document included a detailed scoping assessment. Following the conclusion of negotiations, a full Impact Assessment will be published prior to scrutiny by parliament. These publications both set out the Government’s assessment of the potential long run effects of new free trade agreements which includes accounting for the implications of rules of origin.

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