The 23th round negotiation of RCEP was held on July 22-27, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting had comprehensive consultations on goods, services, investment, rule of origin, customs procedures and trade facilitation, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures, trade remedy, finance, telecommunication, intellectual property, e-commerce, legal mechanism and government procurement. According to the requirements of the first RCEP Leader's Meeting in November 2017 and the Ministerial Conference in July 2018, the parties completed the chapters of customs procedures and trade facilitation, and government procurement, gaining important progress in the chapters of technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures and sanitary and phytosanitary measures, and injecting new power to promote the negotiation.

The parties will hold Ministerial Conference again in Singapore on August 30-31.

Approved by:MINISTRY OF COMMERCE,PRC     Supported by:China International Electronic Commerce Center