The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, along with Canadian experts, are currently conducting a preliminary feasibility study of the ASEAN-Canada FTA.
Philippines has asked fellow RCEP negotiating countries to consider the use of “opt out and reciprocity” flexibilities to speed up the negotiations
The People Over Profit network together with local civil society organizations in the Philippines warn of intensifying corporate attacks on people’s rights and join calls for an independent, sovereign and peaceful Southeast Asian region.
Negotiators discussed the EU’s reformed approach to investment protection and investment dispute resolution.
Leaders from the ASEAN have said that the RCEP will boost global trade
Asean is keen to conclude a region-wide trade agreement with its key partners, but the pact must have substance to be worthwhile, said Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
The free trade agreement negotiations between Malaysia and the European Union will include a discussion on the recent resolution by the EU parliament to phase out the use of certain vegetable oils.
Once the ASEAN opens its service sector to Hong Kong companies, Singapore could be the hardest hit, and hence its staunch opposition to it.
DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez said that an agreement on the RCEP has not yet happened as member countries need to fine-tune details of the pact
Conclusion of the RCEP deal will be a priority at the ASEAN Summit in Manila
Asean hopes to seal a landmark trade deal, but it may be hard to sew up negotiations this year
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations remains committed to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) at the soonest , said the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs
Asean where the Philippines is part mulls free trade agreements with Canada, the United Kingdom, Russia, the European Union as well as the Eurasian Economic Union.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said the conclusion of the ASEAN-led free trade agreement RCEP is expected to further strengthen trade in the region.
Japan’s economy minister Hiroshige Seko and his counterparts from the 10 ASEAN member nations will seek an early conclusion of the RCEP deal.
The Indian resistance to RCEP can be traced to the disappointment with outcomes of earlier FTAs with RCEP members.
The US and Vietnam met under their Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) to discuss deepening trade ties between the two nations as well as address outstanding bilateral trade issues.
The United States and Laos affirmed their interest in growing bilateral trade and investment between them, committing to continue work on outstanding bilateral issues.
Pressure on RCEP to emulate the ’gold standard’ TPP agreement on the occasion of 50th anniversary of ASEAN
ASEAN members are holding to their vow to cut import tariffs on 90 per cent of products under RCEP