Further to our alert on the development of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiation (Link), we would like to share additional details about the RCEP based on the current information available.

The RCEP members signed the RCEP on 15 November 2020 during the 37th ASEAN Summit. After the signing, the Thai government shall arrange for a public hearing before presenting to the parliament for ratification. 

We will keep you updated on this issue if there are any further developments.


Pornapa Luengwattanakit currently leads Baker McKenzie’s International Commercial & Trade, Competition, and Tax Practice Groups, and co-heads the Corporate and M&A Practice Group in Thailand. She practices mainly in the areas of corporate restructuring, major projects, mergers and acquisitions and trade competition. Ms. Luengwattanakit joined Baker McKenzie in 1982 and became a partner in 1989.