2020 April 20, Nay Pyi Taw
The first round of the twenty-ninth Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Trade Negotiating Committee Virtual Meeting was held on 20 April 2020 at 10:00 AM.
The Meeting was chaired by Mr. Iman Pambagyo, Director-General for International Trade Negotiation, Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia, working in collaboration with the ASEAN FTA Partner (AFP) Facilitator Mr. Han Koo Yeo, Deputy Minister for Trade Negotiations, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Korea.
During the meeting, the Trade Negotiators discussed about the status of the completion of remaining bilateral Market Access negotiations, the formatting issues for the Schedules of Goods, Services, MNP and Investment as well as PSR List, Tariff Reduction Schedule annexed to Trade in Goods Chapter, the date of the subsequent and annual tariff reduction, and the proposed text for the article of Treatment of Certain Goods.
The meeting was attended by the RCEP TNC Leads from 10 ASEAN Member States and Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and the representatives from ASEAN Secretariat. Daw Saw Kalaya Su, Deputy Director General of Foreign Economic Relations Department, Myanmar Alternate TNC Lead and representative from the Department of Trade attended the meeting.
The second and third rounds of the 29th RCEP TNC Virtual Meeting will be held on 22 and 24 April 2020 respectively.