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Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

Can IPEF Reduce India’s Economic Dependence on China?
May 27, 2022

Can IPEF Reduce India’s Economic Dependence on China?

By Niranjan Marjani
IPEF will have to contend with the same worries that led India to walk out of RCEP.

Reassessing RCEP’s Implications for Digital Trade and E-Commerce
May 04, 2022

Reassessing RCEP’s Implications for Digital Trade and E-Commerce

By Jean-Marc F. Blanchard and Wei Liang
RCEP’s chapter 12 should produce digital economy opportunities in all RCEP countries, but it seems highly likely that China, Japan, and South Korea will emerge the biggest winners.
Pondering Anew RCEP’s Political Ramifications
January 15, 2022

Pondering Anew RCEP’s Political Ramifications

By Jean-Marc F. Blanchard and Wei Liang
There are numerous shortcomings with the view that RCEP constitutes an incontrovertible geopolitical victory for China, much less a big win. 

RCEP Will Drive ASEAN Economic Recovery
December 17, 2021

RCEP Will Drive ASEAN Economic Recovery

By Sithanonxay Suvannaphakdy
On January 1, 2022, RCEP will take effect and should serve as a key engine of trade and economic recovery for the entire region.

The Asia-Pacific’s Free Trade Disagreements
October 29, 2021

The Asia-Pacific’s Free Trade Disagreements

By Joseph Cash
It’s not just the different agreements, per se – the distinctly different models of FTAs are complicating trade regimes in the region.

Revisiting RCEP’s Trade Implications
September 20, 2021

Revisiting RCEP’s Trade Implications

By Jean-Marc F. Blanchard and Wei Liang
What are the implications of RCEP for trade? The second of a four-part series looks at the agreement’s impact on trade.

RCEP Edges Closer to Ratification in an Indonesia Battered by COVID-19
September 20, 2021

RCEP Edges Closer to Ratification in an Indonesia Battered by COVID-19

By Kyle Springer
Despite some obstacles, the country is slated to become the third Southeast Asian nation to ratify the mega trade pact.
The RCEP Conundrum: Japan Awaits India’s Return
August 27, 2021

The RCEP Conundrum: Japan Awaits India’s Return

By Daisuke Akimoto
India’s return to the FTA would benefit not only the Indian economy, but also all RCEP member countries. 

Reconsidering RCEP’s Impact on Foreign Investment
June 25, 2021

Reconsidering RCEP’s Impact on Foreign Investment

By Jean-Marc F. Blanchard and Wei Liang
What are RCEP’s economic and political implications? The first of a four-part series looks at the impact on FDI.

RSS vs RCEP: Explaining Hindu Nationalists’ Opposition to RCEP
December 28, 2020

RSS vs RCEP: Explaining Hindu Nationalists’ Opposition to RCEP

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The wide array of Indian groups opposing RCEP included the Hindu nationalist organization behind the ruling party.

RCEP: The Future of Trade in Asia
December 08, 2020

RCEP: The Future of Trade in Asia

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Peter Petri.
Could RCEP Help Improve South Korea-Japan Relations?
November 24, 2020

Could RCEP Help Improve South Korea-Japan Relations?

By Kyle Ferrier
As a byproduct of the mega-deal, Seoul and Tokyo are now bound by their first ever shared free trade agreement.

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