Which? response as UK government set to request to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

Sue Davies, Head of Consumer Protection and Food Policy at Which?, said:

“As it seeks to join the CPTPP, the government must make sure that it will bring clear consumer benefits and that it delivers on the issues people have told us they see as priorities – this includes maintaining food and product standards, data and digital rights protections and protecting the environment.

“It is important that consumer interests are at the centre of government trade policy as the success of future agreements will be judged on what they deliver for millions of ordinary people in their everyday lives, not just the export opportunities they provide.”