Asia-Pacific Nations Sign World’s Biggest Trade Deal

By Kyodo News 16 November 2020

TOKYO—Asia-Pacific countries including Japan, China and the 10 members of ASEAN signed the world’s largest free-trade deal on Sunday, wrapping up eight years of negotiations following the withdrawal of India.

The 15 signatories to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership reached the agreement, aimed at cutting tariffs and establishing common rules in areas such as e-commerce and intellectual property, during a virtual leaders’ summit.

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