全球最大的貿易協定「區域全面経濟夥伴關係協定」近日正式生效， 涵蓋包括二十億居民 躍居全世界最大的自由貿易協定。
早在2011 年此項談判已在東南亞國協會員國間進行， 隨後才加入了中國、 日本及南韓並於2020 年11月完成談判 ，中國是第一個在國內批淮協定的國家。
專家們認為， 此區域協定將是亞洲地區之經濟原動力， 其貿易總額將會超過亞洲舆北美歐洲貿易之總額。
我們非常欣見協定之開始實施 ，尤其是在過去二年來 ，世界各國因疫情之影響在經濟上已經承受重大打擊， 希望這項協定能夠成為一個強有力的槓桿，為世界經濟注入強心針。
拜登政府已經充分認識到 亞洲區域経濟協定在美國未能参加之情況下 ，將會由中國掌控全局。
今天在世界各地多半的国家和地區仍然遭受民生経済之困难， 如果政治上未能安定， 真是雪上加霜。
The World’s Largest Trade Agreement RECP Begins
The world’s largest trade agreement, the “Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement,” (RECP) has recently come into force and includes two billion residents. It is the largest free trade agreement in the world.
As early as 2011, this negotiation was conducted among the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and then joined by China, Japan and South Korea, and the negotiation was completed in November 2020. China is the first country to approve the Huaihe River Agreement in China.
According to the agreement, 65% of the products between the member states can get zero tariffs, a figure that will be reduced to 90% in the next 20 years.
Experts believe that this regional agreement will be the economic driving force of the Asian region’s economy. Its total trade volume will exceed the total trade volume of Asia, Europe and North America combined.
We are very glad to see the beginning of agreement, especially in the past two years. Countries around the world have suffered a major economic blow due to the impact of the pandemic. We hope that this agreement will become a powerful leverage to inject a strong force into the world economy.
We all hope the RECP agreement will open a new chapter on the world stage, especially in the economic area.