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Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (ASEAN+6)


Indonesia to ratify RCEP in 2022: Economic minister
Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, will likely ratify its membership of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) early next year, its chief economic minister said.
RCEP: Between geopolitics and geo-economics
With RCEP coming into play on January 1, the divergences that started way back in 2013 will reach a tipping point.
World’s largest free trade agreement RCEP kicks in, cutting tariffs for 92% of goods traded among parties
The world’s largest trade pact kicked in on Saturday (Jan 1), cutting tariffs for businesses for about 92 per cent of goods traded among signatory parties that have ratified the agreement.
The Minister of Trade ensures that RCEP and IK-CEPA are effective January 1, 2022
The Minister of Trade (Minister of Trade) Muhammad Lutfi confirmed that the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will take effect January 1, 2022.
Farmers urged senators to junk RCEP
A group of farmers has threatened not to support re-electionist senators if they will not junk the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a mega trade deal.
RCEP: Weighing the good, bad in world’s biggest free trade pact
A group of farmers, fishers, civil society organizations, and the private sector has expressed opposition to the ratification of the world’s largest free trade agreement—the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Proposed amendments needed for RCEP ratification to be tabled in Parliament next month, says Azmin
The proposed amendments to three Acts, which are necessary to complete the domestic ratification process of the RCEP, will be tabled in Parliament next month, according to Senior Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
Vietnam puts high hopes on RCEP trade deal
From Vietnam’s perspective, participation in RCEP brings both pros and cons. While the prospect of increasing exports, there are concerns over how the agreement will affect the domestic market.
Reject the RCEP trade agreement
The RCEP agreement was finalized without consulting agri-fisheries stakeholders, many of whom are directly affected by the treaty’s trade rules and concessions
Agriculture interest groups declare opposition to RCEP
Farmers, nongovernment organizations, and some members of the private sector said they oppose the ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement.
New Asia-Pacific free trade deal harmful to PH food producers, groups say
The country’s agricultural groups urged the government to step on the brakes and review the condition of the farm sector before signing up to a new Asia-Pacific free trade deal that will worsen the already dire state of domestic food producers.
Indonesia’s digital economy commitments in EU and RCEP trade agreements
In recent years, Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have started to include rules for the digital economy as a result of pressure from Big Tech. This summary analyses the most important points being negotiated by Indonesia with the European Union and RCEP.
Debunking government claims on RCEP
As Trade Justice Pilipinas articulated in an earlier statement: “RCEP will further prop up a broken economic model that we need to radically transform in favor of one that is more resilient.”
RCEP mega trade deal to take effect in January, Australia says
The RCEP, a major trade deal including Japan, China, ASEAN, Australia and other members, is set to take effect on Jan. 1, the Australian government has announced.
The Asia-Pacific’s free trade disagreements
It’s not just the different agreements, per se – the distinctly different models of FTAs are complicating trade regimes in the region.
Gov’t yet to consult with farmers on RCEP
The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) urged the Senate to defer the ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement pending the conduct of consultations with farmers.
Thailand ratifies RCEP pact
Thailand has already submitted the ratification for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade pact and reaffirmed that the world’s biggest free trade deal will come into force on Jan 1 next year as scheduled.
China, Brunei call for RCEP trade agreement’s early entry into force at Asean meeting
Leaders of China and Brunei called for bringing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) into force at an early date.
Thailand starts CPTPP application process driven by fears for inward investment and the economy
Just ahead of the ASEAN summit in Brunei came a strong indication that Thailand is taking steps to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Parliament passes RCEP enabling legislation, despite acknowledging flaws in the agreement
The government will now proceed with the ratification process by exchanging letters with RCEP governments as required by the agreement.