Protesters wave the EU and Union flags outside the Palace of Westminster, London, Britain, December 20, 2017. REUTERS/Peter NichollsLONDON - 3 January 2018: Britain is interested in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade bloc after it leaves the European Union, the Financial Times newspaper said.Protesters wave the EU and Union flags outside the Palace of Westminster, London, Britain, December 20, 2017. REUTERS/Peter NichollsThe FT said that Britain had started informal talks about joining the bloc in a bid to boost post-Brexit exports. “With these kind of plurilateral relationships, there doesn’t have to be any geographical restriction.”EU rules state that Britain cannot agree new trade deals before it leaves the bloc in March 2019. The newspaper quoted an official from a TPP country as saying it was “way too soon” to discuss UK accession before a Brexit deal.
Source: Egypt Today January 03, 2018 07:52 UTC