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11 TPP members to start talks concerning Britain's entry

The UK filed a request in February following last year's EU departure

Port of Felixstowe, U.K. TPP members and Britain are expected to set up task force groups within several months to discuss tariffs as well as trade and investment rules.   © Reuters

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The 11 members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership decided Wednesday to start negotiations for Britain's entry into the regional free trade agreement, a Japanese minister said.

The members made the decision in a virtual meeting of the TPP Commission, the group's top decision-making body chaired by Japan this year, Yasutoshi Nishimura, Japan's minister in charge of TPP negotiations, told reporters.

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