Beijing comments that it would be premature for UK to seek TPP pact

Author: Justin Low | Category: News

Comments from Chinese officials in Beijing via Reuters

It is said that UK trade minister Fox asked about a trade deal with China, and mentioned that the service sector openness is a big issue for the UK. Fox is also said to have mentioned that free trade agreement is not the only option for a deal with China - citing mutual recognition or sector-specific options.

This comes after earlier news that was released that the UK has started informal talks to join the TPP agreement.