On October 13, 2018, the 6th Ministerial Conference of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was held in Singapore. Economic Ministers or representatives of 16 parties including 10 ASEAN countries, China, Australia, India, Japan, ROK and New Zealand attended the meeting. Vice Minister of Commerce and Deputy China International Trade Representative Wang Shouwen attended the conference on behalf of Minister Zhong Shan.

The conference had in-depth discussions on issues like trade in goods, trade in services, investment, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, standard technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures, e-commerce and competition policies, promoted the parties to complete the package achievements at the end of the year, and concluded the negotiation essentially. The conference published Joint Press Statement,showing that under the circumstances that the global trade faced many uncertainties like the challenges from unilateralism, it would contribute to strengthening and optimizing regional supply chain and value chain and complete the RCEP negotiation as soon as possible, which is of great significance for safeguarding regional trade liberalization and facilitation, and supporting global free trade.

During the conference, Wang Shouwen had talks with the leader of the delegation of Japan, India and Singapore respectively, as well as the President of RCEP Trade Negotiation Committee.

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