The crucial meeting of trade ministers of 16 RCEP countries, including India and China, was concluded on October 12 in Bangkok, an official said. They took stock of the negotiations, which are in the last phase, the official said. Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal attended the RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) Ministerial meeting. This was the last ministerial-level meeting as only a few issues like rules of origin are pending for finalisation. There was no joint statement issued after the conclusion of this ninth ministerial meet. The RCEP agreement is being negotiated among 10 ASEAN members (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) and their six trade partners -- Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea and New Zealand.

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