7th RCEP Ministerial Meeting commence in Bangkok from 8-10 September GS2
Wednesday, 25 Sep 2019 00:00 am


Meeting between ten ASEAN member countries and their six FTA (free trade agreement) partners is being held in Bangkok, Thailand from 8-10 September 2019 at the 7th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ministerial meeting.

  1. The 7th East Asia Economic Ministers Summit and

  2. 16th ASEAN India Economic Ministers (AEM) meetings are also being held in Bangkok from 8- 10 September 2019.

Discussion and Deliberations:


Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

RCEP negotiations were formally launched in November 2012 at ASEAN Summit held in Cambodia.

It is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between 10 member states of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its 6 free-trade agreement (FTA) partners- India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. ASEAN member countries are Cambodia, Brunei, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Myanmar.