7th RCEP Ministerial Meeting – 8 September 2019, Bangkok

10 September 2019

The Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, represented Australia at the 7th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial meeting held in Bangkok on 8 September 2019.

Ministers reviewed developments in RCEP negotiations since Ministers last met in Beijing on 2-3 August 2019.  Ministers noted negotiations had reached a critical milestone and committed to providing negotiators with the necessary resources and mandate to conclude negotiations this year.

The next officials’ level meeting will be in Da Nang, Vietnam, from 19‑27 September 2019.

Last Updated: 25 November 2019