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TPP: The UK is having a Pacific pipe dream

The DIT has suggested that Britain should join the Trans-Pacific Partnership—but who's to say that we’d be welcome?

By Sam Lowe  

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox. Photo: urPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

It’s easy to poke fun at Liam Fox’s Department for International Trade. With the UK unable to negotiate new trade agreements until it has left the European Union in 2019, and likely unable to implement any deals it does sign during the subsequent transition period until 2021 at the earliest, why does it exist?

This week it appears that, alongside travelling around the world proclaiming that the British…

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