The RCEP: bigger and more secretive than the TPP

The  TPP-12 corporate agenda faced opposition in most TPP countries, especially the US, where there was bipartisan opposition leading to the US withdrawal in 2017. But the Japanese and Australian governments led the push to resurrect the TPP-11 and are pushing to repeat the same  model in other trade agreements. 

Next in line is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP),  This is being negotiated between China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the 10 ASEAN, countries, which represent 2.2 billion people. India left the negotiations in November 2019, but may re-join before it is signed in 2020.

Could the RCEP be worse than the TPP? Check out our short flyer here and our longer explainer here.

Learn more about the key issues in the RCEP:

Learn more: