What is RCEP and why is it important?

by | Nov 17, 2020 | Trade In The News | 0 comments

On 15 November New Zealand and 14 other Asian economies signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a big new free trade agreement covering 30% of the world’s economy.

You can see our press release welcoming RCEP here.

You can find out more about the agreement and what it means for New Zealand at the following links:

MFAT’s RCEP backgrounder page

Watch ED Stephen Jacobi’s interview with Sarah Perriam on Sarah’s Country, 16 November

Useful backgrounder by Alex Braae on the Spinoff

RNZ report on the lead up to RCEP


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