Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon Mark Coulton MP, represented Australia at the Seventh Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Intersessional Ministerial Meeting held in Siem Reap, Cambodia on 2 March 2019.
Ministers recalled the Leaders’ determination from 14 November 2018 to conclude a modern, comprehensive, high quality, and mutually beneficial RCEP in 2019, and commended the good progress made to date on market access and text-based negotiations. Recognising that more work was needed to achieve the target set by Leaders, Ministers agreed to intensify engagement for the remainder of the year.
The next meeting of Ministers will be held in August 2019, after the 27th RCEP Round.
Joint media statement: Seventh Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Intersessional Ministerial Meeting [PDF 144 KB]