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U.K. 'on track' to join CPTPP by 2022, trade official says

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Natalie Black, trade commissioner for the Asia-Pacific region: "Trade is about promoting free and open societies and demonstrating that capitalism works for everyone."   © British Chamber of Commerce in Korea

HO CHI MINH CITY -- The U.K. made headway on e-commerce and procurement discussions with members of an 11-country Pacific trade bloc, putting it "on track" to reach a post-Brexit dream of joining the CPTPP next year, a top U.K. trade official told Nikkei Asia.

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