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RCEP

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (ASEAN+6)


Cambodian Parliament ratifies RCEP
The National Assembly of Cambodia has ratified the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the world’s largest free trade agreement (FTA), which comprises 15 Asia-Pacific countries.
Bangladesh decides to join largest trade bloc
Bangladesh has decided to join the world’s largest trading bloc, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), to stay eligible for duty-free trade facilities in the markets of nearly one-third of the global economies after it graduates to a developing nation in 2026.
JSCOT Committee report on RCEP supports implementation
AFTINET’s submission to the JSCOT RCEP argues that the RCEP has serious flaws and should be renegotiated and amended to address these flaws.
Beijing will back Hong Kong’s entry into world’s biggest free-trade deal, China’s commerce minister tells belt and road summit
Wang pledged to support Hong Kong in joining “as soon as possible” the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the world’s biggest free-trade deal covering China and 14 other nations in the Asia-Pacific region.
How a new trade deal could make it harder to improve life for Australians in aged care
When negotiations for the RCEP began in 2012, the aged care industry in Australia was dominated by local not-for-profits. The sector is now dominated by for-profit providers, with a jointly-owned Singapore company, Opal, one of the largest.
RCEP agreement will legitimise military dictatorship in Myanmar and fails to provide benefit to Australian workers
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.
Defending access to medicines in regional trade agreements: lessons from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
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.
RCEP Asia trade pact draws US allies toward China – analysis
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.
Concerns over RCEP
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.
Reconsidering RCEP’s Impact on Foreign Investment
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 ratfies RCEP, world’s largest FTA including China and Asean
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.
Govt has taken steps to amend regulations to comply with RCEP – Hasnol
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.
Assembly approves RCEP trade 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.
HK keen on starting formal talks on joining RCEP, says official
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.
India, EU set to resume free trade agreement talks soon, says official
"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 want major Asia trade deal scrapped
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.
The poverty of economics and trade
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 approves world’s biggest free-trade deal after China’s call to boost Asian economy
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 approves world’s largest trade deal including China, ASEAN
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.
Azmin: Miti targets to get Cabinet mandate for trans-Pacific trade pact direction this October
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.