RCEP begins as SMEs hold breath

After much deliberation, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade pact is expected to become effective today.The pact was signed on Nov 15, 2020, by the 10 Asean member countries along with five Asean free trade agreement (FTA) partners. At least six members of Asean ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Thai Parliament approves Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

The parliament approved the ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which was expected to take effect this year, said Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit.RCEP would be the 14th free trade agreement (FTA) of Thailand and would promote Thai trade, he ...

RCEP going to parliament, instant enforcement likely

The Commerce Ministry is scheduled to propose to parliament on Tuesday the ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade pact, the world’s biggest free trade deal, signed by 15 nations in Asia-Pacific including Thailand last November.Sansern Samalapa, commerce vice-minister, said the ministry expects ...

Phusadee Arunmas

State puts RCEP pact on fast track

The government is speeding up the process to enable parliament to approve its signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade pact, potentially the word’s biggest free trade deal, by February 2021 to pave the way for full ratification within 2021, says Commerce Minister ...

Phusadee Arunmas

New trade agreement to help exports, tourism

Export and tourism-related stocks are likely to reap benefits from the new Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement, which includes 15 countries and was signed over the weekend at the 37th Asean Leadership Summit.The new deal creates the world’s largest free trade bloc, with ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand signs RCEP agreement but PM warns of challenges ahead

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha participated on Sunday in the 4th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Summit (RCEP), which was one of the meetings in addition to the 37th Asean Summit through teleconference.The PM said he was very pleased that the meeting could conclude the outcome ...

The Nation Reporter

RCEP could hurt small farmers

An Asia-Pacific trade deal backed by China could hurt small scale farmers, cause more land conflicts, and leave workers in poorer nations without protection as they struggle to deal with the pandemic, human rights groups said on Friday.The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) — that ...

Thailand set to sign RCEP trade deal

Thailand will attend the signing of the long-awaited Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) at the 37th Asean Summit under the chairmanship of Vietnam next week.It will be the first-ever virtual signing of an agreement Asean has undertaken, a Foreign Ministry official said on Thursday.Keep reading ...

Thana Boonlert

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 ...

Trade department to push for RCEP signing in October

The Department of Trade Negotiations will urge the Cabinet in October to consider signing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) pact, the department’s director general Auramon Supthaweethum said.She added that the vetting of all 20 chapters of the accord had been completed and that it ...

The Nation Reporter

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