RCEP to discuss investment in July; conclusion of agreement expected in 2018

On March 3, 2018, ministers from the 16 participating countries of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) attended the 4th RCEP Intersessional Ministerial Meeting in Singapore. Noting the progress made since the 21st round of negotiations held February 2–9, 2018, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, they reaffirmed their intent to conclude the agreement in 2018.

Investment is among the issues to be discussed at the 5th RCEP Intersessional Ministerial Meeting, scheduled to take place in Tokyo, Japan, on July 1, 2018.