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Members of the RCEP:
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 2.29 bn. This corresponds to approximately 14.91% of the earth's habitable surface and 29.45% 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.


Official website: https://rcepsec.org/
Map of member countries: RCEP - Regional, comprehensive economic partnership
CountryPopulationAreaGDP
Australia25.69 M7,741,000 km²1,327.84 bn US$
Brunei0.44 M5,770 km²12.01 bn US$
Burma54.41 M677,000 km²79.85 bn US$
Cambodia16.72 M181,000 km²25.81 bn US$
China1,410.93 M9,563,000 km²14,722.73 tn US$
Indonesia273.52 M1,914,000 km²1,058.42 bn US$
Japan125.84 M378,000 km²5,057.76 bn US$
Laos7.28 M237,000 km²19.13 bn US$
Malaysia32.37 M330,000 km²337.01 bn US$
New Zealand5.08 M268,000 km²210.70 bn US$
Philippines109.58 M300,000 km²361.49 bn US$
Singapore5.69 M719 km²340.00 bn US$
South Korea51.84 M100,000 km²1,637.90 bn US$
Thailand69.80 M513,000 km²501.64 bn US$
Vietnam97.34 M331,000 km²271.16 bn US$


Dependent territories

Some of the above-mentioned Member States have other external territories dependent on them. 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. These countries are not listed as official member states.

CountryRegionDependency
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