The BBC reports:
The UK will apply to join a free trade area with 11 Asia and Pacific nations on Monday, a year after it officially left the EU.
Joining the group of “fast-growing nations” will boost UK exports, the government says.
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership – or CPTPP – covers a market of around 500 million people.
This is good news for New Zealand and good news for the UK. Fewer trade barriers helps exporters and consumers in both countries.