The 16 negotiating partners have agreed that they should not lose the long-term vision of deepening and expanding the value chains in the RCEP.
Numerous ASEAN member states called for improvements in the region’s free trade status with Russia at this week’s Far East Economic Forum in Vladivostok.
If the U.S.-China trade war continues or worsens ASEAN countries will also experience a bumpy ride.
South Korea will hold a third round of free trade talks with Malaysia this week with the aim of striking a trade deal before November, Seoul’s trade ministry said Tuesday.
If China wants to fish in Myanmar’s troubled waters, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)-linked Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Rakhine State is a good place to cast a line.
Korea government called for the expansion of trade with Asean states, especially in light of the global rise of protectionist policies and trade wars, not to mention Korea’s recent tensions with Japan.
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The Ministry of Industry and Trade has announced amendments to the rules of origin under the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA).
What’s worrisome for India is the economic growth rate owing to the overall core sector slump and adverse bilateral trade balance with countries under the RCEP.
The new EU-Vietnam free trade agreement (FTA) shows the EU will look past human rights violations to push a trade agenda. But as FTAs with ASEAN states don’t offer the EU the same economic benefits, it’s unlikely the bloc will pen more in the near future.
EU is gaining a reputation in Southeast Asia for being hypocritical. Clearly, now, pragmatism is coming before principles, and values are to be provisional to trade policy.
Singapore is working with Britain on a trade deal that will port the provisions of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) to the United Kingdom, said Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan.
Sticking points could hinder other deals, as Vietnam gains from recent agreement
The success of the ASEAN-China FTA in helping to boost business amid Beijing’s tariff dispute with the US bodes well for the upcoming talks on the creation of a RCEP.
The ASEAN troika led by Indonesia had a “fruitful” and “very frank” dialogue with India on the RCEP and efforts are on to address Delhi’s concerns ahead of a meeting on the proposed trade agreement in China.
The new EU-Vietnam free trade deal could spark a manufacturing exodus from Thailand to Vietnam. Thailand will likely look to other markets to compensate.
Trade Ministers of Thailand and Indonesia and the Secretary-General of the 10-member ASEAN group met Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal to discuss ways to speed up the RCEP negotiations
Re-elected Indian government will engage in three sets of important trade talks: with the EU, the US and ASEAN negotiators this week.
The Indo-Pacific concept was developed in recognition of the need for ASEAN to respond with a united front to emerging regional issues, thereby preserving ASEAN’s centrality.
ASEAN economic ministers have agreed to have representatives from Indonesia and Thailand, as well as ASEAN Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi, engage with Indian officials over deadlocks in the negotiations of the bloc’s most strategic trade agreement.