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RCEP’s digital trade negotiations remain shrouded in secrecy
There has also been no official release of the chapters and textual proposals related to rules that are being tabled.
RCEP is undemocratic and anti-development​
IBON Foundation Statement for the Stakeholders’ Meeting of the Trade Negotiating Committee (TNC)18th Round of Negotiations on the RCEP
Reject moves to further weaken investment regulation at RCEP talks – IBON
Research group IBON urged Philippine negotiators to reject proposals that would restrict policy options of the country in regulating foreign trade and investment.
APC members protest during the 18th Round of RCEP negotiations
Philippines groups protest at the 18th round of RCEP negotiations
Reject RCEP and reject unjust trade deals
Trade Justice Pilipinas expresses its opposition to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement or RCEP
Asean Minus X formula to fast-track RCEP–PHL
Philippines has asked fellow RCEP negotiating countries to consider the use of “opt out and reciprocity” flexibilities to speed up the negotiations
MSF response on RCEP negotiations in the Philippines
Negotiators must protect public health safeguards that enable developing countries like India to keep supplying life-saving affordable medicines for millions of people worldwide.
Stop trading workers’ rights over profits
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
RCEP week of action in Manila: May 4-11, 2017
Week of action and resistance
Asia Pacific CSOs get ready for No RCEP week of action with release of video
Civil society groups say no to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
RCEP to boost global economic growth: ASEAN leaders
Leaders from the ASEAN have said that the RCEP will boost global trade
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
PHL not in a hurry to ink FTA with US
"We’re comfortable and happy with the generalized system of preferences. If ever there are initiatives to work on an FTA, we’ll be open to that, but we won’t be bringing it up," says Philippines Trade Secretary.
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
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.
EU denies it has frozen Philippines trade talks over human rights
The European Commission said on Tuesday the Philippines’ human rights record could influence future trade ties, but denied reports that it had suspended free trade negotiations with Manila.
IBON tells DENR to be firm vs big miners
Mining firms should not resort to international arbitration in forcing the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to revoke its decision to suspend 28 mines and cancel 75 mineral-production sharing agreements.
China cites Philippines’ key role in China-led RCEP
China says the Philippines will play a key role in a proposed regional free trade agreement led by China.