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Eyes on Asia: South Korea 'ready’ to join CPTPP; Brunei ratifies RCEP

October 13, 2021 at 10:32 AM
South Korea is ready to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, a government official said last week, less than a month after Taiwan and China submitted their own bids to join the pact. South Korea is “seriously and actively considering” CPTPP membership,” Trade Minister Yeo Han-koo said in an interview with Bloomberg last week. Yeo declined to offer a timeline for when the country might submit a request. “I think Korea is more than ready and prepared...

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