Participants 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
Asean

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

Participants 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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