President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has submitted to the Senate for concurrence his ratification of the Free Trade Agreement between the Philippines and four of the world’s wealthiest states under EFTA (European Free Trade Association).
Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines in the Pacific region are among the countries in the list to start a dialogue on Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) which will pave the way towards FTA for promoting trade liberalization.
Taiwan and the Philippines sign a new bilateral investment agreement in Makati.
A wide-ranging meeting held November 29 between trade representatives of the Philippines and the United States covered economic issues including a bilateral free trade agreement.
The call “Southeast Asia is not for sale. We are not for sale!” echoed as hundreds marched to the historic People Power Monument along the Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue in Manila, Philippines.
As the world financial crisis persists, developed countries like the United States and China are taking increasingly protectionist stances while they are also aggressively pursuing further liberalization of less developed countries.
Manila is sending a mission to Washington later this month to begin preliminary talks on the US-Philippines free-trade agreement.
The United States will consider a possible free trade agreement with the Philippines, a Cabinet official said.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at an informal dialogue that is the first of its kind between APEC and ASEAN.
Finance Secretary Carlos “Sonny” Dominguez stated that the Philippines is not joining the TPP, contradicting the position of Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez who renewed his interest of joining the TPP.
The struggle against TPPA is thus not yet over, but needs to be intensified as zombie TPPA-minus US proves to be worse than its predecessor.
The Philippines is reviving its plan to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) even as the mega-trade deal pushes through without the US, the Department of Trade and Industry said.
Various civil society groups and movements in the Philippines came together for a public forum to voice out their opposition to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
Philippine civil society groups and social movements stand together to oppose RCEP
American businessmen are asking Manila and Washington to include a discussion on a “21st century free-trade agreement” (FTA) in the anticipated meeting between US President Donald J. Trump and President Duterte in Manila in November.
Trade ministers of 16 RCEP countries, including India and China, will meet next month in Philippines
The more far-reaching implication of RCEP is for Philippines’s sovereignty in regulating foreign investments
India under pressure to raise its offer on eliminating tariffs on goods at the next RCEP round in Philippines
“Tell us at least now who gains from RCEP,” People’s Forum challenges the Indian government as the 19th round of RCEP negotiations comes to an end
The Philippines is looking to take its bilateral relations with the US a notch higher as it eyes to secure a free trade agreement (FTA) with the world’s largest economy.