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UK accelerates talks with TPP members after closing Japan trade deal

Trade Secretary Liz Truss outlines next steps to join 11-member pact

British International Trade Secretary Liz Truss speaks with Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi via videoconference on Sept. 11. (Photo provided by U.K. Department for International Trade)

LONDON -- The U.K. will hold multiple rounds of talks with the 11 member states of the Trans-Pacific Partnership with an eye on joining the trade pact, its trade minister said in an interview with Nikkei.

U.K. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss explained the nation's next step after having just reached an economic partnership agreement with Japan.

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