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UK seeks to join CPTTP trade pact

The UK will shortly begin negotiations to join one of the world’s largest free trade areas, spanning Asia Pacific and the Americas, the government has announced. The agreement, which also applies to digital trade, would, according to the Department for Trade and Industry, facilitate the free flow of data and include provisions to prevent unjustified data localisation requirements, whilst committing all parties to provide a legal framework for the protection of personal data.

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