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S. Korea to push for conclusion of Asia-Pacific trade deal this year
S. Korea to push for conclusion of Asia-Pacific trade deal this year
EconomyJul 8, 2020
South Korea said Wednesday it will push for the conclusion of a mega Asia-Pacific trade deal this year to help boost ailing exports and cope with the growing protectionism around the globe in the face of the new coronavirus pandemic. The country plans to participate in another round of online talks with members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on Thursday to address remaining agenda items, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. ASEAN and its dialogue