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RCEP negotiators reach agreement on conflict resolution

  • October 28, 2018
  • , Nikkei, Sankei
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Sunday’s Nikkei and Sankei reported that a meeting of the chief negotiators from the 16 nations, including Japan, China, India, and ASEAN members, participating in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) free trade pact held from Oct. 18 in Auckland, New Zealand, ended on Saturday. The papers said the top negotiators reached an agreement on the new area of conflict resolution and will continue talks to effectively conclude the negotiations in November. Nikkei wrote that the RCEP members have now reached agreements on five out of a total of 18 areas, adding that agreements on some of the areas may be put off until next year after the trade deal is effectively concluded.

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