Australia and Japan ask the UK to reconsider their agriculture tariffs in CPTPP negotiations

Jiji news reported Monday that Japan, Australia, and other members of the trans-Pacific trade agreement have asked Britain for a revision in tariff conditions during its entry negotiations.

Britain opposed increasing the target of tariff-free items in particular among agricultural products to close to 100%,

As stipulated by the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Jiji stated that instead of lifting tariffs for only 90% of imported products and did not cite sources.

In February, the CPTPP countries agreed that Britain could continue with its bid for membership in the group.

It is made up of Japan, Canada, and Australia as well as New Zealand, and Singapore.

Jiji reported that Britain will resubmit tariff conditions after the request.

This would make it unlikely that Britain and the other members of the pact could reach an agreement by year's end.