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RCEP text and associated documents

15 November 2020

After the negotiations concluded, the RCEP text was subject to a process of legal review and verification.

An English language version of the legally verified RCEP text was released on 15 November 2020.

The following chapters and annexes comprise the RCEP text as signed by Minister Birmingham and his counterparts from other RCEP countries on 15 November 2020.

Text of RCEP

Preamble [PDF 55 KB]

  1. Initial Provisions and General Definitions [PDF 60 KB]
  2. Trade in Goods [PDF 130 KB]
  3. Rules of Origin [PDF 190 KB]
    This Chapter includes the following Annexes:
  4. Customs Procedures and Trade Facilitation [PDF 125 KB]
    This Chapter includes the following Annexes:
    • Annex 4A. Period of Time to Implement the Commitments [PDF 80 KB]
  5. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures [PDF 110 KB]
  6. Standards, Technical Regulations, and Conformity Assessment Procedures [PDF 90 KB]
  7. Trade Remedies [PDF 110 KB]
    The Chapter includes the following Annex:
    • Annex 7A: Practices Relating to Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings [PDF 55 KB]
  8. Trade in Services [PDF 185 KB]
    The Chapter includes the following Annexes:
  9. Temporary Movement of Natural Persons [PDF 60 KB]
  10. Investment [PDF 165 KB]
    The Chapter includes the following Annexes:
  11. Intellectual Property [PDF 300 KB]
    This Chapter includes the following Annexes:
    • Annex 11A: Party-Specific Transition Periods [PDF 70 KB]
    • Annex 11B: List of Technical Assistance Requests [PDF 65 KB]
  12. Electronic Commerce [PDF 110 KB]
  13. Competition [PDF 75 KB]
    This Chapter includes the following Annexes:
    • Annex 13A: Application of Article 13.3 (Appropriate Measures against Anti-Competitive Activities) and Article 13.4 (Cooperation) to Brunei Darussalam [PDF 40 KB]
    • Annex 13B: Application of Article 13.3 (Appropriate Measures against Anti-Competitive Activities) and Article 13.4 (Cooperation) to Cambodia [PDF 40 KB]
    • Annex 13C: Application of Article 13.3 (Appropriate Measures against Anti-Competitive Activities) and Article 13.4 (Cooperation) to Lao PDR [PDF 40 KB]
    • Annex 13D: Application of Article 13.3 (Appropriate Measures against Anti-Competitive Activities) and Article 13.4 (Cooperation) to Myanmar [PDF 40 KB]
  14. Small and Medium Enterprises [PDF 45 KB]
  15. Economic and Technical Cooperation [PDF 50 KB]
  16. Government Procurement [PDF 45 KB]
    This Chapter includes the following Annex:
    • Annex 16A: Paper or Electronic Means Utilised by Parties for the Publication of Transparency Information [PDF 55 KB]
  17. General Provisions and Exceptions [PDF 115 KB]
  18. Institutional Provisions [PDF 65 KB]
    This Chapter includes the following Annex:
    • Annex 18A: Functions of the Subsidiary Bodies of the RCEP Joint Committee [PDF 80 KB]
  19. Dispute Settlement [PDF 180 KB]
  20. Final Provisions [PDF 75 KB]

Annex I — Schedules of Tariff Commitments

General Notes (Schedules of Tariff Commitments) [PDF 215 KB]

Australia

Brunei Darussalam

Cambodia

China

Indonesia

Japan

Korea

Laos

Malaysia

  • Headnote to Schedule of Malaysia [PDF 420 KB]
  • Schedule of Malaysia [PDF 24 MB]
  • Schedule of Malaysia Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) [PDF 31 KB]
  • Appendix of Malaysia in relation to paragraph 3 of Article 2.6 (Tariff Differentials) [PDF 310 KB]

Myanmar

New Zealand

Philippines

Singapore

Thailand

Viet Nam

Annex II — Schedules of Specific Commitments for Services

Annex III — Schedules of Reservations and Non-Conforming Measures for Services and Investment

Annex IV — Schedules of Specific Commitments on Temporary Movement of Natural Persons

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