RCEP: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

India decides not to join Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership deal

During the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) summit in Bangkok, India has decided not to join the RCEP deal as negotiations failed to address New Delhi’s outstanding issues and concerns. The summit included China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and the 10-nation ASEAN grouping. The RCEP negotiations were meant to create the world’s biggest ..

Narendra Modi leads Indian delegation at 35th ASEAN Summit

The 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit 2019 has started in Bangkok, Thailand on 1st of November with theme ‘Advancing Partnership for sustainability’. During 5-days summit East Asia summit (EAS) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Summit (RCEP) will be also held. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend this summit on 3rd and 4th November. ..

India and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

Commerce minister Piyush goyal will attend intersessional ministerial meeting of RCEP that is going to be held on 11- 12 October at Bangkok, Thailand. These intersessional meetings are going to play decisive role as the RCEP FTA is ought to be concluded in November this year. Majority of the issues involving market access, Trade in ..

India’s data localisation plans hang in the balance

India’s data localisation plans hang in the balance as it will join the other Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) countries. What is the issue? The RCEP meeting will take place in Bangkok from October 10-13. If India agrees to the provisions of Chapter 10 on e-commerce it won’t be allowed to impose data localisation rules ..

Cambodia venue of 7th RCEP Inter-Sessional Ministerial Meeting

The 7th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Intersessional Ministerial Meeting (7th RCEP ISSL MM) will be held in Siem Reap, Cambodia on 2nd March 2019. The aim of the 16-member RCEP is to cover issues related to goods, services, investments, economic and technical cooperation, competition and intellectual property rights. From India, Union Minister of Commerce & ..

CR Chaudhary led Indian delegation at 6th RCEP Inter-sessional Ministerial Meeting

The 6th RCEP Inter-sessional Ministerial Meeting (IMM) was held in Singapore on 12-13 October, 2018. The Ministers from 16 RCEP countries discussed modern, comprehensive and mutually beneficial economic partnership agreement among ASEAN and ASEAN’s FTA partners. The Indian delegation was led by CR Chaudhary, the Minister of State for Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, ..

USA’s withdrawal from TPP: Questions & Answers

Keeping his election campaign promise, US President Donald Trump signed the presidential memorandum to withdraw from Trans Pacific Partnership on his very first day in office (23 January). This article presents an overview of developments. What is origin of TPP and what is impact of US withdrawal from it ? TPP began its journey in 2005 ..