Read the legally verified RCEP text [PDF, 4.8 MB].
|Annex II - Schedule of Specific Commitments for Services|
|Cambodia||Schedule of Specific Commitments for Services [PDF, 1 MB]|
|Lao PDR||Schedule of Specific Commitments for Services [PDF, 535 KB]|
|Myanmar||Schedule of Specific Commitments for Services [PDF, 744 KB]|
|Philippines||Schedule of Specific Commitments for Services [PDF, 1 MB]|
|Thailand||Schedule of Specific Commitments for Services [PDF, 1.4 MB]|
|Viet Nam||Schedule of Specific Commitments for Services [PDF, 784 KB]|
|China||Schedule of Specific Commitments for Services [PDF, 911 KB]|
|New Zealand||Schedule of Specific Commitments for Services [PDF, 682 KB]|
Consultation on RCEP
We called for public submissions regarding New Zealand's intention to join the RCEP negotiations during February and March 2013. A total of fifteen submissions were received. A total of fifteen submissions were received (including a submission from New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters association which included brief comments from its members). This was not a substantial number of submissions and fewer than those received for other FTA negotiations. In this context, we note the comment from the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions’ submission “that [RCEP] appears to be less intrusive into domestic policy than [other on-going negotiations]”. You can read the submissions we received here [PDF, 209 KB].
More recently, we consulted widely with stakeholders throughout the negotiations to provide the opportunity for New Zealanders to seek more information about the Agreement and to offer their views so that these could be taken into account throughout the negotiation process. This consultation included public engagement sessions in a number of regional centres around New Zealand, and regular briefings with interested stakeholders. You can find more on how consultation was undertaken in section 9 of the National Interest Analysis (link below) For details of public events (including upcoming dates and registration) and information about public consultation on all our negotiations, see our page on Public Engagement on Trade here.
National Interest Analysis
A National Interest Analysis (NIA) is required every time the New Zealand government signs a new significant international treaty. The NIA assists Parliament to weigh up the costs and benefits of New Zealand signing up to RCEP.
MFAT commissioned international trade modellers, ImpactEcon, to estimate the economic effects of RCEP on New Zealand. ImpactEcon estimates that once RCEP is fully implemented, NewZealand’s annual GDP will be between 0.3 percent and 0.6 percent larger than it would have been if RCEP had not been concluded, equal to between NZ$1.5 billion and NZ$3.2 billion. The upper bound of $3.2 billion assumes India re-joins RCEP. Should India remain outside of RCEP, the economic benefits will be towards the lower end of the range (around $2 billion).
These modelling results are shown in detail in ImpactEcon’s report.
O’Connor in Thailand to push for RCEP deal (external link)– 11 October 2019
O’Connor to Thailand for trade talks (external link)– 7 September 2019
Minister O’Connor to visit China (external link)– 1 August 2019
Substantial progress made on RCEP (external link) (external link)- 14 November 2018
New Zealand hosts RCEP round (external link) (external link)– 19 October 2018