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Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (ASEAN+6)


Asia Trade bloc seeks ways to include India, says New Zealand official
The 15 member countries of the RCEP grouping have proposed that India defer opening up its market to them, in a move to address New Delhi’s key concern of its burgeoning trade deficit with them especially China.
RCEP countries woo India back to drawing board with ‘flexible package’
To urge India back to the negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), its 15 member countries have offered New Delhi the option of deferring commitments related to opening up its market.
Indonesia continue 30th round of RCEP negotiations
In the middle of a global pandemic Covid-19, Indonesia intensifies the stalled negotiations of the 30th round Negotiations of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) held by the virtual, this May.
S. Korea, China to discuss expanding scope of FTA
South Korea will hold the seventh round of talks with China to discuss expanding the scope of their bilateral free trade agreement to better cover the service and investment sectors.
Virus-fueled protectionist mode derails RCEP
It might be difficult to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by the end of this year as planned, as parties are moving toward the direction of protecting their supply chains to the detriment of free trade.
China will welcome India back to negotiations on RCEP: Wang Shouwen
China will welcome India back to negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) at an appropriate time.
India opposes rejoining RCEP over China concerns
Indications remain that the India government is not keen to revisit the RCEP grouping at present.
“Modi Diplomacy” and the future of Japan-India relations
Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has been walking a tightrope between the United States and China even as it nurses its own ambitions for global leadership. Horimoto Takenori assesses the role of the Japan-India relationship in this dynamic context.
Pandemic poses major challenge to China trade
China will double the number of trials this year for cross-border electronic commerce to promote foreign trade amid the pandemic.
China-ASEAN trade to blossom in hard times
Economic complementarity, lower shipping costs and the upcoming Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will substantially expand bilateral trade between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations this year.
China-backed trade bloc seeks India’s return to complete deal
The RCEP bloc has written a letter seeking India’s return and expressed willingness to discuss the demand for measures that prevent dumping and safeguard mechanisms to check influx of cheap Chinese goods
Investor-State arbitration and the ‘next generation’ of investment treaties
In recent years, observers have questioned whether investor–state arbitration will or should be a feature of the next generation of free trade and bilateral investment treaties.
Singapore minister says RCEP trade deal on track for year-end signing
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade deal is still on track to be signed by the end of 2020, Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said.
RCEP nations offer India package to return to negotiating table
Members of the trade bloc urged India to convey its initial response to the package by May 15 as the Indo-Pacific region braces for a post-Covid-19 economic order.
Coronavirus stricken China losing grips on RCEP: should India give second thought to join? – analysis
Given China’s influence gradually ebbing as a major supply chain hub in the region and Japan and Japan asking its investors to withdraw from China, new opportunities emerge for India to woo investment from these nations.
China eyes further Northeast Asian economic integration in RCEP
Stepping into the role that the United States could have had at the helm of TPP, Beijing has offered a deal that puts it firmly in a leadership role. Through RCEP, the future of the broader Asia-Pacific economy has a diminished role for the United States.
India skips another round of RCEP trade talks
India sat out the latest round of negotiations for an envisioned 16-nation regional free trade agreement.
Why China – not the US – remains key to Asia’s trade and economic recovery after Covid-19
China’s economy is expected to grow this year, it is capable of generating the jobs and trade needed for recovery, and looks ready to lead. In contrast, the US economy is shrinking and champions of free trade and investment are lacking.
India plans to resume trade dialogue with China once Covid situation stabilises: Envoy Misri
India plans to resume discussion on “outstanding trade issues” with China, including those related to the RCEP, once the Covid-19 situation stabilises.
RCEP partners press ahead with legal tweaks
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) dialogue partners are advancing the review of legal texts, expecting the process to finish in July so the pact can be signed later in the year during the Asean Summit as scheduled.