RCEP members
Regional, comprehensive economic partnership

The RCEP is a free trade zone in Eastern Asia and Australia, established in November 2020. It was initiated by China and accounts for around one third of the world's economic output. It is one of the largest free trade agreements in the world. The 15 participating countries cover an area of 22.54 m km² and a population of around 2.27 bn. This corresponds to approximately 14.91% of the earth's habitable surface and 29.54% of the world's population.

The agreement primarily involves the reduction of customs duties and is thus intended to simplify supply chains. In addition to the movement of goods, it also covers services, investments, telecommunications and copyright.

Map of member countries: RCEP - Regional, comprehensive economic partnership

Australia25.36 M7,741,000 km²
Brunei0.43 M5,770 km²
Burma54.05 M677,000 km²
Cambodia16.49 M181,000 km²
China1,397.72 M9,563,000 km²
Indonesia270.63 M1,914,000 km²
Japan126.26 M378,000 km²
Laos7.17 M237,000 km²
Malaysia31.95 M330,000 km²
New Zealand4.92 M268,000 km²
Philippines108.12 M300,000 km²
Singapore5.70 M719 km²
South Korea51.71 M100,000 km²
Thailand69.63 M513,000 km²
Vietnam96.46 M331,000 km²

Dependent territories

Some of the above member states have other dependent outlying areas. These are not independent states, but they do have some economic and political autonomy. The treaties concluded by the RCEP apply to them at least in part. However, these countries are not listed as official member states.

Christmas IslandAustralia/New Zealandnicht selbstregiertes Territorium Australiens
Cocos IslandsAustralia/New Zealandnicht selbstregiertes Territorium Australiens
Heard and McDonaldAustralia/New ZealandTerritory of Australia
Hong KongEast AsiaSonderverwaltungszone Chinas
MacaoEast AsiaSonderverwaltungszone Chinas
Norfolk IslandAustralia/New ZealandTerritorium Australiens
TaiwanEast AsiaTerritory of China
TokelauPolynesiaTerritorium Neuseelands