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.
US and Philippines officials met in Manila under their Trade and Investment Framework Agreement to discuss eliminating trade barriers and promoting increased bilateral trade
The Philippines, which chairs ASEAN this year, is looking at the conclusion of two major free trade deals – ASEAN-Hong Kong and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
Given the internal differences among participating countries, the RCEP certainly does not look anywhere near conclusion this year.
Swiss Ambassador Andrea Reichlin has urged the Philippines to ratify the free trade agreement (FTA) with European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in order for the deal to become enforceable.
New Delhi is wary of giving access to China to its market
There has also been no official release of the chapters and textual proposals related to rules that are being tabled.
IBON Foundation Statement for the Stakeholders’ Meeting of the Trade Negotiating Committee (TNC)18th Round of Negotiations on the RCEP
Research group IBON urged Philippine negotiators to reject proposals that would restrict policy options of the country in regulating foreign trade and investment.
Philippines groups protest at the 18th round of RCEP negotiations
Trade Justice Pilipinas expresses its opposition to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement or RCEP
Philippines has asked fellow RCEP negotiating countries to consider the use of “opt out and reciprocity” flexibilities to speed up the negotiations
Negotiators must protect public health safeguards that enable developing countries like India to keep supplying life-saving affordable medicines for millions of people worldwide.
RCEP magnifies existing inequalities and discriminates against women, indigenous peoples, people living with HIV or other illnesses, people with disabilities,rural communities, farmers and workers
Week of action and resistance
Civil society groups say no to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership