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Professor Julien Chaisse Quoted in Financier Worldwide Magazine on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) — an agreement that ranks among the largest free trade deals in history


Professor Julien Chaisse, an associate member of CCCL, explains that while the RCEP is by no means perfect — it does not, for example, promote regional digital standards or contain social or environmental standards, nor restrictions for state-owned enterprises — it does provide a major signal to investors that the APAC region is fully committed to multilateral trade integration. It is a mega-pact which creates the most populous trading area in the world. Read the full article here: Fraser Tennant, “RCEP: APAC mega-pact signed and ready to deliver”, Financier Worldwide Magazine, 12 May 2021 <>.