Representatives from 15 countries signed up for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership on Sunday. Photo: AAP Representatives from 15 countries signed up for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership on Sunday. Photo: AAP
Representatives from 15 countries signed up for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership on Sunday. Photo: AAP

15 Asian nations sign RCEP, world’s biggest free-trade deal, after eight years

  • The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership accounts for about one-third of the world’s population and economy, but does not include the United States
  • Agreement paves the way for lower tariffs, less red tape and post-pandemic growth, observers say

Topic |   RCEP
Representatives from 15 countries signed up for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership on Sunday. Photo: AAP Representatives from 15 countries signed up for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership on Sunday. Photo: AAP
Representatives from 15 countries signed up for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership on Sunday. Photo: AAP
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