RCEP agreement to be inked in November: Thai ministry

Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce said on Friday that the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement is ready to be signed in November, and is expected to take effect in the second half of next year.

At the 8th RCEP Ministers’ Meeting held on Aug. 27 through video conferencing, it was confirmed that the free trade agreement (FTA) would be signed at the 4th RCEP Summit during the 37th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Vietnam in mid-November, said Auramon Supthaweethum, director-general of the ministry’s Trade Negotiations Department.

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