【新华社】RCEP助推区域经济一体化加速形成[Xinhua] RCEP has helped accelerate regional economic integration
[Xinhua] RCEP has helped accelerate regional economic integration
Nanning, January 7, Xinhua News Agency "This is the most important achievement of east Asia's economic integration in the past 20 years. It shows that openness and cooperation remain the trend of history and mutual benefit and win-win results remain the aspiration of the people." Gao Yan, president of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, said at the RCEP Business Leaders Forum on Saturday.
Under the theme of "Jointly Usher in a New Era of Cooperation and Create a New Future of Development", business leaders from China, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Japan, the ROK and other countries held discussions on seizing RCEP business opportunities. Participants agreed that the formal entry into force of RCEP will inject new vitality into deepening opening-up and cooperation and promoting regional economic integration.
"We believe Cambodia will benefit a lot from RCEP, such as technology and knowledge transfer, and some industrial products and agricultural products will also benefit from preferential tariffs." Tan Phong Minh, chairman of the Cambodian General Chamber of Commerce, said RCEP is bringing benefits such as a bigger market and more preferential tariffs, which will further boost regional economic recovery in the post-EPIDEMIC era.
"The signing and entry into force of the RCEP is a landmark event in the economic integration of the Asia-Pacific region, forming a large regional market connecting 15 countries." Thai Deputy Minister of Commerce Shini Ratchak said member countries will remove tariffs on more than 30,000 Thai products, of which more than 20,000 will enjoy zero tariff treatment immediately, which will help Thailand's export trade.
The RCEP initiative was proposed by ASEAN, and its entry into force has consolidated and enhanced various trade rules of the ASEAN +1 free trade Agreement. Asean Secretary-General Lim Yuk Fai pointed out that RCEP will play a very important role in expanding trade and investment sectors and strengthening the resilience of member countries' supply chains in order to overcome the impact of COVID-19.
Cho Hak-hee, chairman of the East Asia Business Council, said that the RCEP agreement will create favorable conditions for business communities of the 15 countries to conduct investment cooperation, and all countries will benefit from tariff reduction, supply chain optimization, non-tariff measures and trade facilitation.
The RCEP's entry into force marks the first time that China and Japan have realized a free trade agreement.
Guangxi Automobile Group and Japan's ASF Signed an agreement to jointly develop and produce a pure electric logistics vehicle in Liuzhou. The vehicle is scheduled to be sold to Japan by the end of this year, and sales of the mini electric logistics vehicle are expected to exceed 100,000 units by 2030.
"RCEP regional industries can form a good complementary relationship." Japan chamber of commerce, vice President of China in the burial embellish ichiro said, Australia, New Zealand, and the association of south-east Asian nations (asean) is one of the important origin of raw materials and other primary products, the downstream of the high-end industries concurrently at the same time the assembly base in China and labor-intensive products production base, with the RCEP effect, especially accumulation rules of origin of import, the rules of the regional system will be further changes, We should foster win-win cooperation among all parties.
"RCEP is a multilateral free trade agreement aimed at expanding economic exchanges. It will play an important role in promoting trade activities among China, Japan and the ROK, strengthening regional coordination and improving industrial supply chains." Bai Fanqin, deputy secretary General of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat.
Laos national chamber of commerce, said tower farmers xin, vice President of many enterprises in the production of raw materials used in the past often from neighboring countries, now the RCEP agreement provides more convenience, the preferential choice, 15 member states can flow more freely and factors of production enterprise production costs down, will further enhance the competitiveness of the products and services.
Gao yan said that the number of RCEP certificates of origin issued by Chinese customs and ccPIT is increasing day by day. As of January 5, CCPIT has issued 275 RCEP certificates of origin to 135 enterprises in 18 provinces and cities, including Japan, Australia and other member countries, involving more than us $19 million in export value, which is expected to reduce tariffs by US $220,000 for enterprises.