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Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (ASEAN+6)


Trade ministers of RCEP to hold key meet next week
Trade ministers of the 16-nation RCEP grouping will meet in Bangkok on October 10-12, in what could be the last ministerial before a potential deal is sealed in November.
Steel industry frets as Govt inches close to signing RCEP
The steel industry has expressed serious concern with Government inching close to signing Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership which will open duty-free imports into the country from China.
Reducing duty on dairy products would cause major unrest among rural India: SJM
New Zealand and Australia were negotiating "very hard" with India at RCEP-FTA to reduce duty on dairy products so that they can get access to the world’s largest market of dairy products.
China, Japan and S.Korea agree to push FTA, RCEP talks and pay joint efforts on peninsula issue
China, Japan and South Korea agreed to push forward and speed up negotiations on the free trade area (FTA) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), as the three countries‘ foreign ministers met in Beijing on Wednesday.
India may cut duties on 80% of Chinese imports under RCEP
India may cut or eliminate tariffs on 80% of products imported from China under a 16-country free trade agreement, the last round of negotiations for which is underway in Vietnam.
ISDS victory: RCEP won’t allow corporations to sue governments
After seven years of tireless campaigning in Australia and across the region, the Malaysian Trade Minister announced that foreign investor rights to sue governments (ISDS) has been dropped from the RCEP agreement negotiations.
Don’t trade our lives away in free trade negotiations
To sign the RCEP and start negotiations on a FTA with the US when the Indian economy is on the brink of economic downturn and needs strong domestic policies is a decision that is not in national or public interest.
Kerala govt calls for movement against RCEP
The proposed agreement will have far-reaching consequences on dairying, agriculture and fishery sector sectors, says State Agriculture Minister
RCEP deal to make investors stronger, people weaker, says trade group
The deal will affect access to medicines and seeds by raising the standards of intellectual property rights, claims Forum of Trade Justice.
India accepts RCEP tips on investments
While India has not yet signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement, it has accepted suggestions of other countries regarding rules on investments.
India walks a tight rope as RCEP negotiators meet in Vietnam for final talks
India continues to grapple with the dilemma of wanting to stay in the group while protecting the interests of its vulnerable sectors and is yet to reach an understanding with other members, including China, on market opening commitments.
People’s resistance to RCEP intensifies, amplifying #NotoRCEP call!
As governments scramble to save RCEP, peoples from Southeast Asia have consolidated their strong opposition to this ambitious and unjust trade and investment agreement.
India seeks mechanism under RCEP to increase levies once imports exceed set limit
In the recent round of negotiations for RCEP, India pushed to include the Automatic Trigger Safeguard Mechanism, or ATSM, which will automatically increase levies once imports cross a given threshold
Why race against clock on trade pact ‘shrouded with secrecy’, asks NGO group
A coalition of 61 NGOs has asked the government the reason for racing against the clock in concluding the world’s largest trade pact — the RCEP — with details “shrouded in secrecy”.
RCEP countries aim to strike a balance on e-commerce ahead of trade deal conclusion
The different levels of digital trade development and readiness among the 16 countries currently negotiating the RCEP have placed e-commerce in a list of top major issues to be finalized in the coming months.
RCEP: Asia races against clock to save trade deal of the decade
While there are clearly roadblocks to an agreement, there are also tailwinds — tailwinds that might never be stronger than they are right now.
Here is why the steel industry dreads RCEP
Steel companies, already reeling under a demand slump, will be against another stumbling block in the form of the proposed RCEP trade agreement.
India in no shape to benefit from RCEP
Joining the RCEP could be counter-productive given the existing inefficiencies of Indian producers. These need to be fixed first.
NDDB wants dairy sector out of RCEP negotiations
The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has recommended the government to keep the dairy sector out of the purview of negotiations under the Regional Comprehensive Economic
RCEP deal may have pushed government to announce exports package
The impending conclusion of negotiations for the contentious RCEP trade deal may have forced the Indian government to announce a comprehensive package for exporters to boost their competitiveness.