“Notwithstanding the provisions in paragraph 2, the anti-dumping duty instituted under this notification will remain in effect until December 31, 2020 included, unless it is previously revoked, replaced or amended,” the tax administration`s communication states, referring to the November 2015 decision that was issued at the time. India-China relations have returned to a “normal trajectory” and there have been positive developments such as Beijing, which has allowed the market access to Indian products, but much remains to be done to close the growing trade gap, official sources said. The RCEP will also accelerate the economic integration of Innordostasia. A Japanese Foreign Ministry spokesman said last year that negotiations on the trilateral free trade agreement between China and South Korea and Japan, which have been stalled for many years, will begin “as soon as they are able to conclude the RCEP negotiations.” As I said, in a high-level speech in early November, President Xi Jinping promised to “accelerate negotiations on an investment agreement between China and the EU and a free trade agreement between China and Japan and the United States.” The Global Regional Economic Partnership, which covers nearly half of the world`s population, was declared “the world`s largest regional free trade agreement” at the start of discussions in 2012. Due to the pandemic, the signing of the agreement on Sunday was unusual, with separate ceremonies in each of the 15 member countries, all video-linked. The trade minister of each country took turns signing a separate copy of the pact, while its head of state or head of government stood nearby and watched. In the world`s most dynamic region, 15 nations have signed up for the RCEP: the 10-member Group of Asean and its free trade partners, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. Nearly four years ago, President Trump pulled the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (P.T.), a broader agreement than the R.C.E.P., widely seen as Washington`s response to China`s growing fluctuations in the Asia-Pacific region. Joseph R. Biden Jr., the president-elect, has not committed to joining the T.P.P. successor. It is not clear how the United States will respond to the new trade pact. As Biden takes office in January, trade and China have become difficult problems.