Ministers from 16 Asia-Pacific countries meet in Singapore to discuss the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership free-trade pact. Photo: Kyodo Ministers from 16 Asia-Pacific countries meet in Singapore to discuss the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership free-trade pact. Photo: Kyodo
Ministers from 16 Asia-Pacific countries meet in Singapore to discuss the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership free-trade pact. Photo: Kyodo

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Explained: the difference between the RCEP and the CPTPP

  • The RCEP is the latest in an alphabet soup of trade agreements proposed for Asia – and it’s not to be confused with the CPTPP (RIP, TPP)
  • The FTA, if it goes ahead, would create the world’s largest trade bloc, encompassing a quarter of global GDP

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Ministers from 16 Asia-Pacific countries meet in Singapore to discuss the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership free-trade pact. Photo: Kyodo Ministers from 16 Asia-Pacific countries meet in Singapore to discuss the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership free-trade pact. Photo: Kyodo
Ministers from 16 Asia-Pacific countries meet in Singapore to discuss the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership free-trade pact. Photo: Kyodo
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