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Difficult trade-offs necessary for RCEP to be worthwhile: PM Lee Hsien Loong
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
Malaysia-EU FTA talks to include palm oil resolutions
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.
Why Singapore doesn’t want to see a HK-ASEAN free-trade deal
Once the ASEAN opens its service sector to Hong Kong companies, Singapore could be the hardest hit, and hence its staunch opposition to it.
Fine tuning RCEP could take till 2019: Ramon Lopez
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
RCEP is part of top agenda at the ASEAN Summit
Conclusion of the RCEP deal will be a priority at the ASEAN Summit in Manila
Will RCEP be a reality by the end of 2017?
Asean hopes to seal a landmark trade deal, but it may be hard to sew up negotiations this year
Asean eyes early conclusion of RCEP pact
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
PH eyes more FTA deals
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.
Philippines Department of Trade and Industry says RCEP will boost growth in the region
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, ASEAN push for speedy RCEP conclusion
Japan’s economy minister Hiroshige Seko and his counterparts from the 10 ASEAN member nations will seek an early conclusion of the RCEP deal.
As India remains hard-nosed on its demands, foreign and trade policy gap widens
The Indian resistance to RCEP can be traced to the disappointment with outcomes of earlier FTAs with RCEP members.
US and Vietnam renew trade dialogue during TIFA meetings
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.
US, Laos hold first meeting under TIFA
The United States and Laos affirmed their interest in growing bilateral trade and investment‎ between them, committing to continue work on outstanding bilateral issues.
How far can the RCEP ship sail?
Pressure on RCEP to emulate the ’gold standard’ TPP agreement on the occasion of 50th anniversary of ASEAN
Asean members reaffirm 90 per cent tariff cuts under RCEP
ASEAN members are holding to their vow to cut import tariffs on 90 per cent of products under RCEP
ASEAN economic ministers eye RCEP to shape trade and economic liberation in Asia
ASEAN ministers agree to push to achieve considerable progress on the the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
EU capitalizing on free-trade interest amid gloom over Trump policies
The European Union is seeing increased impetus around the world to move forward with Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with the bloc, which will make the most of uncertainty over the outlook for U.S. trade policy.
EU and ASEAN agree to put free trade pact back on agenda
The European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations said the two blocs would try to revive plans for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between them.
EU commissioner to discuss Asean trade relations in Manila
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström is set to visit Manila to primarily discuss trade relations as well as the goal of a Free Trade Agreement with ASEAN.
Can RCEP revive a dead TPP?
With the TPP axed, RCEP has quickly become the most crucial trade agreement in the Asia Pacific. But to succeed, RCEP must prove itself as an agreement that can successfully link the interests of countries at various stages of economic development.