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Lunch Webinar: eCommerce, RCEP and the Ways forward?

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Online via MS Teams Live

 

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.

 

Speaking team

Associate Professor Charlie Weng

Associate Professor Charlie Weng

Member of Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre, UNSW Law and Justice Moderator

Professor Heng Wang

Professor Heng Wang

Co-Director of Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre, UNSW Law and Justice An overview of RCEP and its implications for international economic order

Professor Duoqi Xu

Professor Duoqi Xu

 

Director of Center for Law and Digital Economy, Fudan University Rethinking "Notice-Takedown" in China's E-Commerce Law

 

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