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Interview

UK will not compromise values for trade in 'critical' Indo-Pacific

British trade commissioner says TPP entry talks will start this year

Britain is looking to the Indo-Pacific and elsewhere as it repositions itself in the world following Brexit.   © Reuters

HO CHI MINH CITY -- The United Kingdom's negotiations to join a large Pacific trade deal will begin by the end of the year, its trade representative for the Indo-Pacific said in an interview with Nikkei Asia.

London is ready for the "high standards" of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, Sam Myers, the U.K. trade commissioner for Asia-Pacific, told Nikkei Asia.

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