Trade war will not affect RCEP: ASEAN Secretary-GeneralTuesday, October 8,2019
AsemconnectVietnam - Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Lim Jock Hoi has expressed his confidence that the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be completed in principle before Thailand’s chairmanship ends at the end of this year.
He added that against the backdrop of trade tension and uncertainties in the global market, ASEAN is still determined to complete the RCEP negotiations.
The bloc needs to take a pragmatic approach, he said, adding that with the significant progress in the recent negotiation round in Vietnam’s central city of Da Nang, ASEAN should do all it can to resolve and finalise the negotiations in 2019.
The latest round of the RCEP negotiation in Da Nang last month was fruitful, with negotiations on 13 out of the 20 chapters in the free trade agreement concluded.
WTO DG Azevêdo stresses central role of cotton in developing countries at World Cotton Day launch
Vietnam, Japanese localities sign cooperation agreement
WTO DG Azevêdo says trading system needs to adapt to a rapidly changing world
Vietnam, UAE seek to expand trade, investment links
World Trade Report sees increasing role for services trade, need for global cooperation
Vietnam Business Summit 2019 opens in Hanoi
Over 150 RoK enterprises set to attend Korea-Vietnam Business Summit
Vietwater 2019 set for Nov. in HCM City
Chancellor Merkel, DG Azevêdo and other agency heads discuss challenges of multilateralism
HCM City, EuroCham talk EVFTA implementation
Vietnam – a natural partner in Russia’s look east policy: Russian expert
Vietnam stands out as ASEAN trade growth success story: StanChart
Businesses set to capitalise on RCEP opportunities to bolster exports
Vietnam’s economic growth, potential discussed in UK