PRIME’s latest report timely informs of a window of opportunity – the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – offering immense trade and investment potential. RCEP links 15 Asia Pacific countries (accounting for 30% of the global GDP) through a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The report establishes a strong case for Pakistan’s accession to the RCEP with logical arguments, grounded in the incumbent government’s mandate.
Trade agreements—whether multilateral ones through the WTO, plurilateral ones such as the CPTPP, or bilateral agreements between two nations—represent the foundational vehicle through which nations remove trade barriers and deepen trade linkages. This category includes a wide array of GTIPA-member reports examining trade agreements their nations have implemented.