Talks on RCEP deal down to last few issues: Chan Chun Sing

Singapore is not just helping workers adapt to changes but has adopted internationalisation as a strategy as well, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing.
Singapore is not just helping workers adapt to changes but has adopted internationalisation as a strategy as well, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

In an interview with The Sunday Times, Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing spoke about new areas of growth for the economy, the importance of diversification, as well as global trade and competition.

Talks on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in Thailand have been hard going in recent weeks, but Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing is optimistic a resolution will be reached by the end of the month.

The hope is to conclude discussions with a view to signing the pact next year, he told The Sunday Times last week. "We are coming down to the last few issues... but these are the most critical ones," he said.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 20, 2019, with the headline 'Talks on RCEP deal down to last few issues'. Print Edition | Subscribe