Full text of RCEP

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The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) between ASEAN and six partners that already have FTAs with ASEAN, including China, Korea, Japan, India, Australia and New Zealand, started negotiations on May 9th 2013. In November 2019, the member countries basically completed the negotiation on the RCEP document (except India - announced to withdraw from this Agreement).

On November 15, 2020, 15 RCEP member countries (excluding India) signed the RCEP. As of November 2, 2021, 06 ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam) and 04 partner countries: China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, have deposited their instruments of approval/ratification of the RCEP Agreement with the Secretary-General of ASEAN. Thus, the RCEP Agreement officially came into force on January 1, 2022 for these countries. Then, RCEP entered into force for the Republic of Korea on February 1, 2022, for Malaysia on March 18, 2022, and for Indonesia on January 2, 2023.

Content of the Agreement:

RCEP Full text (English

Summary of the Agreement

By the ASEAN Secretariat (English) (Vietnamese)

By the MOIT (Vietnamese) (Slide version)

Preamble (English) (Vietnamese)

Chapter 1: Initial Provisions and General Definitions (English(Vietnamese)

Chapter 2: Trade in Goods (English(Vietnamese)

Chapter 3: Rules of Origin (English(Vietnamese)

Annex 3A. Product Specific Rules (English(Vietnamese)

Annex 3B. Minimum Information Requirements (English(Vietnamese)

Chapter 4: Customs Procedures and Trade Facilitation (English(Vietnamese)

Annex 4A. Period of Time to Implement the Commitments (English(Vietnamese)

Chapter 5: Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (English(Vietnamese)

Chapter 6: Standards, Technical Regulations, and Conformity Assessment Procedures (English(Vietnamese)

Chapter 7: Trade Remedies (English(Vietnamese)

Annex 7A: Practices Relating to Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings (English(Vietnamese)

Chapter 8: Trade in Services (English(Vietnamese)

Annex 8A: Financial Services (English(Vietnamese)

Annex 8B: Telecommunication Services (English(Vietnamese)

Annex 8C: Professional Services (English(Vietnamese)

Chapter 9: Temporary Movement of Natural Persons (English(Vietnamese)

Chapter 10: Investment (English(Vietnamese)

Annex 10A: Customary International Law (English(Vietnamese)

Annex 10B: Expropriation (English(Vietnamese)

Chapter 11: Intellectual Property (English(Vietnamese)

Annex 11A: Party-Specific Transition Periods (English(Vietnamese)

Annex 11B: List of Technical Assistance Requests (English(Vietnamese)

Chapter 12: Electronic Commerce (English(Vietnamese)

Chapter 13: Competition (English(Vietnamese)

Annex 13A: Application of Article 13.3 (Appropriate Measures against Anti-Competitive Activities) and Article 13.4 (Cooperation) to Brunei Darussalam (English(Vietnamese)

Annex 13B: Application of Article 13.3 (Appropriate Measures against Anti-Competitive Activities) and Article 13.4 (Cooperation) to Cambodia (English(Vietnamese)

Annex 13C: Application of Article 13.3 (Appropriate Measures against Anti-Competitive Activities) and Article 13.4 (Cooperation) to Lao PDR (English(Vietnamese)

Annex 13D: Application of Article 13.3 (Appropriate Measures against Anti-Competitive Activities) and Article 13.4 (Cooperation) to Myanmar (English(Vietnamese)

Chapter 14: Small and Medium Enterprises (English(Vietnamese)

Chapter 15: Economic and Technical Cooperation (English(Vietnamese)

Chapter 16: Government Procurement (English(Vietnamese)

Annex 16A: Paper or Electronic Means Utilised by Parties for the Publication of Transparency Information (English

Chapter 17: General Provisions and Exceptions (English(Vietnamese)

Chapter 18: Institutional Provisions (English(Vietnamese)

Annex 18A: Functions of the Subsidiary Bodies of the RCEP Joint Committee (English(Vietnamese)

Chapter 19: Dispute Settlement (English(Vietnamese)

Chapter 20: Final Provisions (English(Vietnamese)

 

ANNEX

Annex I: Schedules of Tariff Commitments: General Notes (Schedules of Tariff Commitments) (English)

Australia

Headnote to Schedule of Australia (English)

Schedule of Australia (English) (Excel File)

Brunei Darussalam

Headnote to Schedule of Brunei Darussalam (English)

Schedule of Tariff Brunei Darussalam (English) (Excel File)

Cambodia

Headnote to Schedule of Cambodia (English)

Schedule of Cambodia (English) (Excel File)

China

Headnote to Schedule of China (English)

Schedule of China

for ASEAN (English) (Excel File)

for Australia (English) (Excel File)

for Japan (English) (Excel File)

for Korea (English) (Excel File)

for New Zealand (English) (Excel File)

Appendix of China in relation to paragraph 3 of Article 2.6 (Tariff Differentials) (English)

Indonesia

Headnote to Schedule of Indonesia (English)

Schedule of Indonesia

for ASEAN (English) (Excel File)

for Australia (English) (Excel File)

for China (English) (Excel File)

for Japan (English) (Excel File)

for Korea (English) (Excel File)

for New Zealand (English) (Excel File)

Appendix of Indonesia in relation to paragraph 3 of Article 2.6 (Tariff Differentials) (English)

Japan

Headnote to Schedule of Japan (English)

Schedule of Japan (English) (Excel File)

Appendix of Japan in relation to paragraph 3 of Article 2.6 (Tariff Differentials) (English)

Korea

Headnote to Schedule of Korea (English)

Schedule of Korea

for ASEAN (English) (Excel File)

for Australia (English) (Excel File)

for China (English) (Excel File)

for Japan (English) (Excel File)

for New Zealand (English) (Excel File)

Appendix of Korea in relation to paragraph 3 of Article 2.6 (Tariff Differentials) (English)

Laos

Headnote to Schedule of Laos (English)

Schedule of Laos (English) (Excel File)

Malaysia

Headnote to Schedule of Malaysia (English)

Schedule of Malaysia (English) (Excel File)

Schedule of Malaysia Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) (English)

Appendix of Malaysia in relation to paragraph 3 of Article 2.6 (Tariff Differentials) (English)

Myanmar

Headnote to Schedule of Myanmar (English)

Schedule of Myanmar (English) (Excel File)

New Zealand

Headnote to Schedule of New Zealand (English)

Schedule of New Zealand (English) (Excel File)

Philippines

Headnote to Schedule of Philippines (English)

Schedule of Philippines

for Common Concession (English) (Excel File)

for Australia and New Zealand (English) (Excel File)

for China (English) (Excel File)

for Japan (English) (Excel File)

for Korea (English) (Excel File)

Appendix of Philippines in relation to paragraph 3 of Article 2.6 (Tariff Differentials) (English)

Singapore

Headnote to Schedule of Singapore (English)

Thailand

Headnote to Schedule of Thailand (English)

Schedule of Thailand (English) (Excel File)

Appendix of Thailand in relation to paragraph 3 of Article 2.6 (Tariff Differentials) (English)

Viet Nam

Headnote to Schedule of Viet Nam (English(Vietnamese)

Schedule of Viet Nam

for ASEAN (English(Vietnamese) (Excel File)

for Australia (English(Vietnamese) (Excel File)

for China (English(Vietnamese) (Excel File)

for Japan (English(Vietnamese) (Excel File)

for Korea (English(Vietnamese) (Excel File)

for New Zealand (English(Vietnamese) (Excel File)

Appendix of Viet Nam in relation to paragraph 3 of Article 2.6 (Tariff Differentials) (English)

Annex II: Schedules of Specific Commitments for Services

Schedule of Cambodia (English)

Schedule of China (English)

Schedule of Laos (English)

Schedule of Myanmar (English)

Schedule of New Zealand (English)

Schedule of Philippines (English)

Schedule of Thailand (English)

Schedule of Viet Nam (English)

Annex III: Schedules of Reservations and Non-Conforming Measures for Services and Investment

Schedule of Australia (English)

Schedule of Brunei Darussalam (English)

Schedule of Cambodia (English)

Schedule of China (English)

Schedule of Indonesia (English)

Schedule of Japan (English)

Schedule of Korea (English)

Schedule of Laos (English)

Schedule of Malaysia (English)

Schedule of Myanmar (English)

Schedule of New Zealand (English)

Schedule of Philippines (English)

Schedule of Singapore (English)

Schedule of Thailand (English)

Schedule of Viet Nam (English(Vietnamese)

Annex IV: Schedules of Specific Commitments on Temporary Movement of Natural Persons

Schedule of Australia (English)

Schedule of Brunei Darussalam (English)

Schedule of Cambodia (English)

Schedule of China (English)

Schedule of Indonesia (English)

Schedule of Japan (English)

Schedule of Korea (English)

Schedule of Laos (English)

Schedule of Malaysia (English)

Schedule of Myanmar (English)

Schedule of New Zealand (English)

Schedule of Philippines (English)

Schedule of Singapore (English)

Schedule of Thailand (English)

Schedule of Viet Nam (English(Vietnamese)

Ministers’ Declaration on India’s Participation in RCEP (English)