Free Trade Agreement China Japan South Korea
Despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, bilateral trade between China and Japan amounted to nearly $150 billion in the first half of 2020. Japan`s investment in China amounted to about two billion dollars, which is essentially a level equivalent to the same period of the previous year. These resilient flows reflect the deep foundations and enormous potential of China-Japan relations. In January 2012, the south Korean and Chinese presidents announced that they would work to negotiate a bilateral agreement between the two countries. In March 2012, the three countries concluded an investment agreement between them, which is seen as a step towards a broader free trade agreement. In May 2012, China and Korea held their first round of negotiations on a free trade agreement in Beijing. At present, China is the largest trading partner of Japan and South Korea, and Japan and South Korea are China`s second and third largest trading partners, respectively. At the eighth China-Japan-ROK meeting of heads of state and government last year, the leaders of the three sides said they will work hard to create a free, fair, non-discriminatory, transparent, predictable and stable trade and investment environment, and keep markets open. In the context of a crippled WTO Appellate Body, china-U.S.
Friction and growing anti-globalization sentiment have increasingly shifted the dynamic towards regional and bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs). China and Japan should seize this opportunity and, in this context, adapt their approach to deepen economic cooperation. At present, the stability and improvement of China-Japan relations have also created good conditions for improving economic relations on both sides. Japanese companies, in particular, are optimistic about the potential of China-Japan free trade cooperation, and China and Japan are increasingly asking to deepen their cooperation. The Free Trade Agreement between China, Japan and South Korea is a proposed free trade agreement between China, Japan and South Korea. The free trade agreement between China, Japan and South Korea was proposed in 2002. Negotiations on the agreement were launched in 2012.  The three nations account for up to 19.6% of the global economy.
The first official discussions on this subject took place in Seoul from 26 to 28 March 2013. Further discussions took place in China and Japan in 2013 and more were planned for early 2014. Bilateral trade between South Korea and China totalled $US 230 billion in 2013.  A trilateral investment was signed by the three nations.  An agreement would promote the integration of Asian economies. All of Asia and the rest of the world economy would benefit from their close and progressive trade relations.  From 9 to 11 January 2017, the eleventh round of discussions on trade in goods, trade in services and investment took place.  The current bilateral investment agreement between China and Japan entered into force in 1989 – relatively early.