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LIVESTREAM Lunch Webinar: The RCEP and its Implications: Opportunities and Challenges

26 February 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online
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What are the implications of RCEP for businesses, governments, the public and other stakeholders?

In November 2020, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was signed by the ASEAN Members States (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) and Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and the Republic of Korea. It is so far the largest free trade agreement in terms of the total population and GDP of its parties.

The RCEP is expected to affect the future of international business and regulation in the region and beyond as it brings new market access opportunities and new rules to its members. What are the implications of RCEP for businesses, governments, the public and other stakeholders? How to understand crucial rules such as those on trade, investment, and dispute settlement? How will the RCEP affect the practice of international business? What are the ramifications of the RCEP for the future of the world economy?

As a leading centre in this field, UNSW Law & Justice’s Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law Centre (CIBEL) is pleased to host a webinar to explore these crucial issues. At this webinar, CIBEL members will discuss the impact of RCEP from four different aspects of international law and will have Q&A with the audience.

Presentations

  1. Professor Heng Wang, "An overview of RCEP and its implications for international economic order"
  2. Dr Lu Wang, "Investment rules in RCEP "
  3. Associate Professor Kun Fan, "RCEP’s implications for dispute settlement"
  4. Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou, "RCEP leaves SOEs and industrial subsidies unregulated"

Chair: Associate Professor Xiaochuan Weng