Joint Statements on the RCEP Negotiations

14/01/2019

In August 2012, 16 RCEP economic ministers launched the form of Guiding Principles and Objectives for Negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) among 16 countries: the 10 members of ASEAN (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam) and the six countries with which ASEAN has existing Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) – Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, and New Zealand.

Recognizing the ASEAN Framework for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the objective of launching RCEP negotiations is to achieve a modern, comprehensive, high-quality and mutually beneficial economic partnership agreement among the ASEAN Member States and ASEAN’s FTA Partners. RCEP will cover trade in goods, trade in services, investment, economic and technical cooperation, intellectual property, competition, dispute settlement and other issues.  

Joint statements of RCEP leaders and ministers in the negotiation progress are attached below.

RCEP official information

      Outline RCEP 11/2017 (Vietnamese version) (English version)

      Status of the RCEP negotiations as at November 2018 (Vietnamese version) (English version)

Guiding Principles and Objectives

Joint Leaders’ Statement on the RCEP Negotiations

11/2018

11/2017

09/2016

11/2015

11/2012

Joint Statements of RCEP Ministerial Meeting

03/2018

09/2017

05/2017

11/2016

08/2015

08/2014

08/2013