In November 2020, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was signed by the ASEAN Members States (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) and Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and the Republic of Korea. It is the largest free trade agreement in terms of its parties' total population and GDP.
From an international perspective, the RCEP is one of the largest free trade agreements in the world. It affects a wide range of issues, both international and domestic. E-commerce is a crucial aspect of the RCEP. How to understand the RCEP and its implications for regulators, businesses, and other stakeholders？
From a domestic perspective, China’s e-commerce law has been implemented for 2 years. As a crucial part, how do the rules related to platform operators work in practice? How is the judicial system responding? Where can the legislation be improved based on the new agreement?
As a leading centre in this field, UNSW Law & Justice’s Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre hosted a webinar to explore these crucial issues. At this webinar, CIBEL co-director Professor Heng Wang and Professor Duoqi Xu of Fudan University discussed the impact of RCEP on eCommerce from two different aspects of international and domestic law, followed by Q&A with the audience.