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Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (ASEAN+6)


India-China row sets new dimension for India’s economic partnership In Asia, albeit decoupling from RCEP – analysis
India’s decoupling from China led to a number of harsh steps to undermine the trade and investment relations with China, despite the fact that Chinese investment set the turf for mobile phone manufacturing in the country.
#NoRCEP solidarity action!
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Indonesia expects to sign RCEP in mid-November
Indonesia expects to sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in mid-November as the countries concerned finish negotiating the trade issues.
India pulls out from Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership – Japan considers to do same
India’s pullout from the RCEP, like the prior U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, has made a situation for Japan.
Thailand’s trade agenda may be complicated and thwarted by raised tensions in the Indo Pacific
The loss of India from the RCEP pact is a bitter blow to Thailand which had been looking forward to becoming a partner with India’s technology sector which is also very close to that of the United States.
India is ‘unlikely to re-think rejection of huge trade deal’
In November 2019, India pulled out of the deal primarily through concerns of dumping of manufactured goods from China and agricultural and dairy products from Australia and New Zealand, potentially affecting its own domestic industrial and farming sectors.
Thai ministry: RCEP deal set to be inked next month
The RCEP agreement is ready to be signed next month, and is expected to take effect in the second half of next year, said Auramon Supthaweethum, the director-general of Thailand’s Trade Negotiations Department.
India urged to return to Asia-Pacific free trade talks
Ministers from 15 Asia-Pacific countries negotiating a sprawling free trade agreement urged India on Wednesday to return to the talks as they are aiming to sign a deal by the end of the year, a Japanese official said.
RCEP ministers to meet Wed., aiming for free trade deal by year-end
Ministers from Asia-Pacific countries negotiating a sprawling free trade agreement will meet this week via videoconference as their year-end deadline for reaching a deal nears.
Partners set to clinch RCEP deal next month
Dialogue partners look set to clinch the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on Nov 14 in Vietnam, according to the trade negotiators’ chief.
Mongolia joins China to become seventh member of Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement
Mongolia joins founding members Bangladesh, India, Laos, South Korea and Sri Lanka as well as China, its biggest trading partner.
India wants to urgently review its ASEAN Goods FTA, but other countries are slow to play ball
India’s insistence on reviewing its free trade agreement (FTA) in goods with the ASEAN region may not be done as quickly as it hopes, as most of the Southeast Asian nations are reluctant to immediately start getting into the nitty gritty of negotiations.
Japan and Australia wary of China as RCEP talks enter last stretch
With India, Australia and Japan intent on pursuing their arrangement in parallel, the road looks relatively clear for an RCEP accord in November. Even if there are still a few points of contention, the 15 countries may sign an "agreement in principle".
Department of Trade Negotiations pushes ahead utilisation of RCEP privileges
As the 15 RCEP members are preparing to sign an agreement this November in Vietnam, the Department of Trade Negotiations is explaining how to make the most of RCEP and deal advantageously with its impacts in terms of competition among farmers, entrepreneurs, and civil society.
PM pushes ministry to improve regional trade
Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen committed to gain an advantage in upcoming trade deals with China, South Korea, Japan and other nations.
The path forward for Asean
Now most countries, particularly those in Southeast Asia, are not only facing the economic and social repercussions of a protracted outbreak but also witnessing emerging trends that will permanently change the way we live and do business.
Economic diplomacy: Borders, barriers and obstacles
The big reshoring question is still about how much foreign investment will shift from China due to a combination of rising production costs and more fractious diplomatic relationships.
Confirmation of RCEP signature within the year ASEAN + 3 Foreign Ministers’ meeting
Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Mogi from Japan confirmed that they will continue to cooperate towards the signing of the East Asian Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) within the year.
Govt focusing on RCEP before looking at other FTAs – Azmin
The government is currently focusing on the RCEP negotiations before looking at other FTAs, including the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Time to get the RCEP done
Ministers from 15 Asia Pacific countries resumed their negotiations to forge the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) last Thursday without the participation of India, which walked away from the sprawling free-trade agreement (FTA) last November.