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Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – what you need to know: Investment protection perspective (Part II)

Corporate Newsletter

In our previous newsletter “Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – what you need to know: A general introduction (Part I)”, we provided a general overview of the long-awaited RCEP concluded by fifteen Asia-Pacific countries on 15 November 2020, following eight years of negotiations. As of today, the RCEP represents the world’s largest free-trade agreement, exceeding the European Union, the revamped NAFTA (“USMCA”) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (“CPTPP”), in terms of covered population (2.2 billion people) and cumulative GDP (USD 26.2 trillion). In this month’s issue, we will cover the key investment protection provisions under the RCEP. We will also provide an outlook on how foreign investors operating or considering to invest in the Asia-Pacific region could...To read the full article, please see the PDF file

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