Will negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) be completed in 2016?
This question was closed a "no" with an end date of 31 December 2016.
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RCEP is a regional trade agreement between Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members and their free trade agreement partners (RCEP Fact Sheet). The completion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership increased pressure to finalize the deal but no agreement was reached in 2015 (CNBC, The Star-Malaysia, Xinhua). Resolution requires that the negotiators reach an agreement. Ratification by the parties to the agreement is not required. Recommended Questions Will negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) be completed before 1 January 2017? How many countries will Russia remove from its food embargo list before 6 August 2016? Will China conduct naval exercises with any ASEAN member before 1 June 2016?