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RIBA responds to latest Government statement on international free trade agreements

Read our response to the latest Government statement on international free trade agreements

06 February 2020

The RIBA has responded to the Government's written statement to Parliament on international free trade agreements.

RIBA CEO, Alan Vallance, said:

“It is promising that Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications (MRPQ) has been highlighted as a priority in the Government’s statement on a deal with the US. However it is essential that MRPQ is secured with the EU and in all future trade deals. We must ensure that the architecture sector can continue to grow and that practices can recruit the talent they need.

I welcome the news that the Government is working to secure agreements not just with the US, but with like-minded partners including Japan, New Zealand and Australia. We will continue to call for deepened international trade and investment opportunities post-Brexit on behalf of our members.” 


Notes to editors:

  1. For further press information contact: Isabel Campbell,  or +44 (0) 207 5805 5533 (ext.1896)
  2. Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body that serves its members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. Follow @RIBA on Twitter for regular updates.

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