Health groups register their contempt for the upcoming EU-Philippines Free Trade Agreement.
The Philippine government is hoping the EU-Philippines FTA wil facilitate more tuna exports to the EU, but the industry is riddled with issues of low wages, unfair labor practices, poor and slave-like working conditions.
The Philippines has a web of investment treaties which severely constrain the government’s ability to regulate or close polluting mines, a legal straitjacket that will become even tighter if the EU–Philippines Free Trade Agreement and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) proceed
Philippine trade negotiators meet their DG Trade counterparts for a first round of trade talks, five months after they were announced, but nobody expects a cakewalk.
The Philippines will put forward its interests on agriculture sector during the renegotiation of the Philippines-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (PJEPA).
The Philippine government is gearing for its first round of negotiations with the 28-member European Union for a free trade agreement.
Press statement of the EU-ASEAN Network on signing of Philippines-EFTA FTA
The Philippines and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) will sign anytime this week the free trade agreement between the two, the country’s second bilateral FTA after the one with Japan.
The government of Philippines is reviewing its tariff liberalization commitments to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
IBON said that President Aquino should primarily push for the people and the nation’s interests. The President should not allow the TPP to exploit the country’s natural resources and industries.
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Philippine Secretary of Trade and Industry Gregory Domingo agreed to start negotiations for an EU-Philippines free trade agreement (FTA).
The European Union (EU) and the Philippines are to start talks on a free-trade agreement, in an attempt to boost trade and investment.
Opponents argue the APEC agenda of liberalizing trade further strengthens wealthy nations at the expense of developing countries, who largely can only compete in low wage industries such as garment manufacturing.
The EU and Australia have agreed to launch negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) during the margins of the G20 summit in Turkey, whilst the Council gave the go-ahead for negotiations to start on an FTA with the Philippines.
The governments of the Philippines and Chile on Monday agreed to pursue a possible free trade agreement, signing a letter of intent on a joint feasibility study.
The Philippines is scrutinizing the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), consulting stakeholders and assessing the TPP’s economic impact on the country.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is to meet members of business groups and nongovernment institutions to discuss the state of trade negotiations with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
There can be no trade agreement without addressing disaster risk and climate change issues in the Asia-Pacific region, the Philippine government says.
The Philippines is willing to “provide more openings” in the local services sector for the four-member states of the European Free Trade Association (Efta) under a proposed free trade agreement (FTA), if the bloc makes the country its hub in or main gateway to the Asean.
The Philippines is negotiating for the inclusion of processed tropical fruits and durable fresh products as part of the ongoing negotiations for a free trade agreement with the European Free Trade Association. EFTA, in turn, wants zero tariff market access for fish.