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Third round of Indonesian and UK governments’ Joint Trade Review

UK Government – 19 November 2020 From the 18-19 November 2020, The Indonesian Ministry of Trade and the UK’s Department for International Trade engaged in discussions regarding the Indonesia-UK Joint Trade Review, hopeful to establish new areas for cooperation on trade and investment. You can read more about the review on the Gov website here.

Post-Brexit Britain has its sights on Asia—if it can get over Europe first

Annabelle Timsit, Quartz – 14 January 2021 Over the years, the centre of the global economic and political system has shifted in the East’s favour, with many European countries developing strategies for engaging with Asia. If we can first overcome the challenges of European-sized holes in trade and political opportunities, this shift in power systems…

RCEP: A new trade agreement that will shape global economics and politics

This article was originally published on Brookings by Peter A. Petri and Michael Plummer. On November 15, 2020, 15 countries — members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and five regional partners — signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), arguably the largest free trade agreement in history. RCEP and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement…

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: A Guide to the World’s Largest Trade Agreement

This briefing was produced by Asia House Advisory. The world’s largest trade deal, driven by Asia Leaders of 15 Asia-Pacific economies – the ASEAN 10 plus Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea – signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on Sunday 15 November, creating the world’s largest economic bloc. Asia House Advisory provides an…

Will the UK really join the CPTPP free-trade bloc in Asia-Pacific?

Michael Plouffe, UCL The news that Japan and the UK have reached a trade agreement in principle was heralded by the government and British press as a landmark for the UK’s post-Brexit trade ambitions. In contrast with British exuberance, the Japanese response has been rather muted, with the agreement viewed as generally comparable to the…