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The 7th RCEP is being held in Thailand

The 7th RCEP is being held in Thailand

The 7th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ministerial meeting is being held from 8-10 September 2019 at Bangkok, Thailand.

In the meeting 10 members of ASEAN countries, their six free trade agreement (FTA) partners.

India is being represented by the Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways Piyush Goyal.

After RCEP, he will be holding bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Russia, Japan, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand.

RCEP

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was established in November 2012 at the ASEAN Summit in Cambodia. It is a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries and its 6 FTA partners.

10 ASEAN Countries:

Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines

6 FTA Partners:

India, China, Japan, Australia, South Korea, and New Zealand.

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