Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (ASEAN+6)
The ACTU has called on the Morrison Government not to ratify the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, which includes Myanmar’s military junta, at today’s JSCOT inquiry.
This paper examines civil society and health actors’ views of the conditions that successfully contributed to the removal of these measures in RCEP, with a focus on intellectual property and access to medicines.
US trade experts are watching warily as the world’s biggest free trade pact advances slowly toward ratification and brings some of America’s closest Asian allies into an economic bloc that includes China but leaves the United States on the sidelines.
The ongoing US-China tensions can be a potential wildcard to the mass ratification and adoption of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by its country member signatories.
Based on our analysis, RCEP does not ensure a new world order for FDI. Countries wanting to attract FDI cannot rest on the laurels of RCEP or its changes in ROOs.
Japan on Friday evening (June 25) ratified the RCEP, the world’s biggest Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which comprises 15 Asia-Pacific countries including China and 10 members of Asean, the Foreign Ministry said.
The Malaysia government has taken steps to amend relevant laws and regulations to comply with the obligations of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement.
The National Assembly yesterday approved the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), prepping the stage for the agreement to come into effect by early next year.
Hong Kong is looking forward to commencing formal dialogues on its accession to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) when the partnership is ready to take on new members.
"Pre-FTA discussions will start any time now. In the coming weeks, we will set the timeline and we will have discussions," says official.
Unions have blasted Australia’s plan to sign a massive free trade deal with Asia-Pacific nations over the inclusion of military junta-controlled Myanmar.
Recent articles published in The Post – Cambodia’s trade deficit to worsen to $2.3B per year with RCEP, says UNCTAD expert and Cambodia, ASEAN likely to teeter off balance with RCEP – raise a number of concerns about Cambodia’s possible membership of the free trade agreement.
Japan’s parliament approved joining the RCEP to aim for it to come into effect from the start of next year. The approval by Japan’s upper house comes after China called for the deal to be ratified to shore up the economy in the Asia-Pacific.
Japan’s parliament approved Wednesday the world’s largest free trade deal, signed by 15 Asia-Pacific countries including China and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, raising the possibility for the pact to enter into force later this year.
The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) targets to receive the mandate from the Cabinet to determine the direction of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in October this year.
A joint initiative on promoting early implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement has been launched in the east China port city of Qingdao on April 25.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the Philippines said he would push for the inclusion of Pakistan in the RCEP to boost trade with the Philippines and other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Professor at the East Asian Institute of the National University of Singapore, cautioned that geopolitics now have "too much influence" on world trade, which could pose "great challenges" to the further implementation of the trade deal.
Singapore ratified the RCEP agreement on Friday, becoming the first participating country to do so in a multi-nation trade pact that brings together the 10 ASEAN economies as well as Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea.
The ACTU has condemned the Federal Government at an inquiry hearing into Myanmar today for pressing ahead with ratifying the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement which includes trade with Myanmar.