The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, follows almost a decade of negotiations, and according to some observers, marks a major step forward for economic integration in the region. Members of the RCEP make up nearly a third of the world’s population and account for 30% of global GDP – making RCEP the largest trading bloc in the world by GDP size. Is this trade agreement as impressive as the headline figures seem to suggest? Melisa Idris and Sharaad Kuttan speak to Dr Juita Mohamad, Fellow, Economics, Trade and Regional Integration Division, Institute Of Strategic & International Studies (ISIS).

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