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Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership: Dispute Resolution

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 119614, tabled on 7 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether her Department has carried out an internal assessment of the provisions within the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership in relation to investor state dispute settlements.

Answered on

11 February 2022

HM Government cannot comment on the sensitive detail of live negotiations; however, accession will only take place on terms beneficial to the UK.

There has never been a successful investor state dispute settlement claim brought against the UK, nor has the threat of potential claims affected the Government’s legislative programme.

As part of one of the largest consultation exercises ever run by HM Government, consultations were held with individuals, businesses, business associations, NGOs and public sector bodies on the UK potentially seeking accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. HM Government issued its response to this consultation in June 2021.

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