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China Officially Applies to Join DEPA

Tue, 07 Dec 2021
Categories: China Legal Trends

In November 2021, China officially filed the request to join DEPA. This would help China to further cooperate with DEPA members in digital trade.

On 1 Nov. 2021, the Chinese Minister of Commerce formally applied to New Zealand, the depositary of the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA), to join the DEPA.

The DEPA is an agreement signed by Singapore, Chile, and New Zealand through an online virtual signature on 12 June 2020 that entered into force on 7 Jan. 2021.

The agreement is the first of its kind.

The DEPA aims to facilitate seamless end-to-end digital trade, enable trusted data flows and build trust in digital systems.



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