18 Aug 2016
Acronym in full: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) scheme of the 10 ASEAN Member States and its FTA Partners (Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea and New Zealand) to be concluded by the end of 2015. RCEP negotiations were launched by the Leaders of the 16 participating countries in the margins of the East Asia Summit in November 2012. The core of the negotiating agenda will cover goods trade, trade in services, investment, economic and technical cooperation, and dispute settlement.
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