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《区域全面经济伙伴关系协定》（RCEP）线上专题培训班成功举办Regional comprehensive economic partnership agreement (RCEP) online special training course successfully held
From March 22 to 23, 2021, the Ministry of Commerce held the second online special training of RCEP. This training is a specific measure to implement the important deployment of the executive meeting of the State Council on "strengthening the training related to the implementation of the agreement". It focuses on the impact of RCEP on the industry, focuses on how to use the actual operation of the agreement, helps local and enterprises better understand the contents and rules of the agreement, improves the management level and the ability to use the agreement, and enhances the ability to participate in international cooperation and competition. The training focuses on enterprises, with 50 participants, 90% of whom are enterprise representatives.
Comrade Yu Benlin, director general of the International Department of the Ministry of Commerce, gave a comprehensive explanation on the overall situation of RCEP and how enterprises effectively seize the opportunity. First line experts from the General Administration of Customs explained the rules of origin and customs clearance practice. Professor Li Daokui, President of China Institute of economic thought and practice, Tsinghua University, made a systematic interpretation of the role and impact of RCEP on China's economic, trade and investment development. Relevant responsible comrades of the Ministry of agriculture and representatives of relevant industry associations will respectively analyze and interpret the opportunities and challenges faced by agriculture, light industry, textile, machinery, electronic information, petrochemical and other industries.
RCEP was initiated by ASEAN in 2012. After eight years and 31 rounds of formal negotiations, the negotiation was concluded in November 2019. On November 15, 2020, under the witness of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and leaders of 10 ASEAN countries, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, RCEP was officially signed. At present, all parties are pressing ahead with the approval and entry into force of the agreement.
Actively carry out the propaganda and interpretation of RCEP, and actively make preparations for the entry into force of the agreement, so as to lay a good foundation for enterprises to make full use of RCEP policy, expand market share, and improve import and export trade.