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East Asia takes giant steps with RCEP

RCEP agreement lets India join when it is ready. But even if this does not happen, the region will benefit significantly from the partnership.

RCEP represents a rare opportunity for India to benefit from the economic dynamism of East Asia in a way that is conducive to the attainment of India's own manufacturing and export ambition. Hence, it would be good if India re-considered and joined RCEP.

AT THE Third Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit held in Bangkok on Nov 4, 2019, leaders announced that 15 of the 16 participating countries had concluded the "text-based negotiations" for "a modern, comprehensive, high-quality and mutually beneficial" RCEP agreement....

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