Brief: The World’s New Largest Trade Pact

The signing of the RCEP will amplify China’s economic influence.

Background: The framework for regional trade in the Asia-Pacific has been in a state of flux for the past four years. This is partly a result of the Trump administration’s sharp pivot away from multilateral trade structures – culminating in its withdrawal from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership in 2017 and subsequent launch of the U.S.-China […]

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