xi's moments
Home | Macro

China-ASEAN negotiations enter next round

By Zhong Nan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2023-02-07 20:33

Visitors take in the atmosphere at the 19th China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning, China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, on Sept 19. [Photo/Xinhua]

The first round of consultations on the 3.0 version of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area negotiations was launched between China and the bloc on Tuesday, according to China's Ministry of Commerce.

Officials from China and member economies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and the ASEAN's Secretariat attended the meeting via video link, the ministry said in an online statement.

The two sides held in-depth discussions on topics such as procedural rules, organizational arrangements and work plans for the negotiations, and set a timetable and roadmap for subsequent talks.

China and ASEAN jointly announced the official launch of negotiations on the 3.0 version of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area in November 2022. Both sides agreed the talks will cover areas such as goods trade, investment, digital economy and green economy to create a more inclusive, modern, comprehensive and mutually beneficial China-ASEAN Free Trade Area.

Global Edition
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349