Participants attend the 3rd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2019. Photo: XinhuaParticipants attend the 3rd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2019. Photo: Xinhua
Participants attend the 3rd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2019. Photo: Xinhua

Australia keen on penning RCEP trade pact this year despite disputes with China

  • Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says worsening diplomatic ties with China will not impede progress of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
  • Canberra will ‘advocate behind closed doors’ for a deal in its interests, while trade experts see positive sentiment among 15 negotiating countries

Topic |   Asean
Participants attend the 3rd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2019. Photo: XinhuaParticipants attend the 3rd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2019. Photo: Xinhua
Participants attend the 3rd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2019. Photo: Xinhua
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