The Chinese-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership remains under negotiation between all 10 ASEAN member states and six of its major trading partners. It has a target completion date on 2017. There has been no official draft text available to the public but leaked texts show similar and in some chapters, even worse dangers than those posed by the TPPA.
Amid growing opposition against the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), civil society groups in the Philippines and across Asia Pacific held actions and demonstrations to protest the regional trade deal currently under negotiation between 16 participating countries. From May 2-12, RCEP trade negotiators gathered at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila for the 18th round of negotiations as CSOs conducted parallel activities dubbed as a #NoRCEP week of action.