RCEP

Chinese president pledges to open up ‘super-sized’ economy and slams ‘protectionism’

As China sets the pace in bringing tradefairs back to our show floors, the country’s president Xi Jinping has said his country is keen to sign free trade pacts with more countries. His message follows the recent signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) 15-country free trade deal (the largest ever signed in the world) with Southeast Asia states and Japan, Australian, New Ze...

Fifteen Asia-Pacific countries sign free trade deal that covers 28% of global trade

As Asia-Pacific leads the way to reopening for multi-country business events, the leaders of 15 countries in the region have signed one of the biggest free trade deals in history, The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). The free trade pact was signed on 14 November and covers 2.2 billion people and 30% of the world’s economic output. Signatories to the deal were China, Australia, J...