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22. The World's Largest Trade Deal!! What is RCEP? And What is Free Trade? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

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22. The World's Largest Trade Deal!! What is RCEP? And What is Free Trade? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

18 November 2020

On today’s episode we’ll look at the recently signed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, which brings together 15 Asian and Oceanic countries into the largest free trade agreement in the world. We’ll discuss the idea of free trade, look at the details of the agreement, and finally think about some criticisms of RCEP! Transcript - Contact Us!!! INSTAGRAM - thinkinginenglishpodcast ( Twitter - @thinkenglishpod Blog - Gmail - Vocabulary List trade (n) - the activity of buying and selling, or exchanging, goods and/or services between people or countries 70 percent of the country’s trade is with Europe gross domestic product (n) - the total value of goods and services produced by a country in one year Apple makes more money than some countries' gross domestic products! Intricacy (n) - complicated details I enjoyed the film, but i couldn’t follow all the intricacies of the plot Imports (n) - goods bought by one country from another They have restrictions on foreign imports Exports (n) - a product that you sell in another country Coffee is one of Brazil’s main exports Tariff (n) - a charge or list of charges either for services or goods entering a country Prices and tariffs change all the time, so it’s difficult to say what you will get for your money Limitations (n) - if someone or something has limitations, they are not as good as they could be Despite his limitations as a manger, he always brings projects to completion on time Component (n) - a part that combines with other parts to from something bigger The factory supplies electrical components for cars Comprehension Questions! Q. How much of the global gross domestic product comes from RCEP members? A. Around 30% Q. What percentage of tariffs will RCEP eliminate? A. Up to 90% Q. Who criticised RCEP as being ‘low ambition’? A. Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull


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