Choi Shing Kwok, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

Choi Shing Kwok, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

12 April 2021
In The Spotlight: RCEP - A bright spot for ASEAN economies
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership builds upon existing trade deals among its 15 member countries, which together account for 30 per cent of the global economy and one-third of the world's population.
On Friday - Singapore became the first participating country to complete the official process - rafting the deal and depositing its ratification instrument.
The deal is expected to give businesses a significant boost at a time when many are recovering from the Covid-19 crisis.
To find out what this latest move means for the timeline of the pact and what comes next - Prime Time's Rachel Kelly spoke to Mr Choi Shing Kwok, Head, ASEAN Studies Centre and Director, ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute.

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17 November 2020
In The Spotlight: What will the RCEP mean for Singapore businesses?
15 countries, including Singapore have signed the world’s biggest trade pact. Negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) started some 8 years ago - and the deal was signed  on the sidelines of the  Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit. To find out more about the details of the deal and what this means for Singapore - Prime Time's Rachel Kelly spoke to Choi Shing Kwok, Director of, ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute.

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