东方心经2017第12期 year ago, other countries involved have pledged to move forward with plans for a trade group.The TPP has so far involved only countries around the Pacific Rim such as Japan, Canada and Mexico. However, junior trade minister Greg Hands said there was no geographical restriction that would prevent the U.K.’s participation.“Nothing is excluded in all of this,” he told the Financial Times. “With these kind of plurilateral relationships, there doesn’t have to be any geographical restriction.”EU rules state that the U.K. 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 U.K. accession before a Brexit deal.Twitter
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