TPP and RCEP: Regional Mega Free Trade Agreements and their impact on European Business

The Trans-Pacific Partnership aims to create the world’s biggest free-trade area, bringing together 12 Pacific Rim countries. With the TPP’s possible sign off within the next few months, speaker Deborah Elms, the

Executive Director of the Asian Trade Centre shared with us her thoughts on its impact on the region, and European business in particular. The talk touched on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a lesser-known Asia-wide 16-party Free Trade Agreement currently under negotiation that was launched by ASEAN, and how the TPP deal is spurring RCEP members to also produce a high quality deal.