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PH hopes for trilateral trade agreement with US, Japan
The Philippines is hoping to have a trade agreement with Japan and the United States, as leaders of the three countries are set to hold a trilateral summit.
Philippines expected to ratify South Korea FTA by midyear
The Philippines could ratify the free trade agreement (FTA) with South Korea by the middle of the year, with no issues expected to arise from the deal, according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
South Africa, PH eye free trade agreement
The South African and the Philippine governments are looking to enter into a free trade agreement (FTA) to boost both nation’s trade relations.
Reject EU-PH FTA as serious concerns continue to hound ambitious corporate trade deal
Trade Justice Pilipinas questions and challenges the assertion of the Philippine government that this EU-Philippines FTA will be beneficial to the Philippines, particularly the Filipino working classes. It is high time that the government abandon the already discredited free market ideology.
Trade agreements’ influence on the global mineral transition in critical raw materials
Trade agreements shape the global minerals transition by determining access to essential raw materials, influencing investment decisions, and enforcing environmental and social regulations. This article examines the underlying agenda of trade agreements in shaping the global minerals transition, including how they affect the distribution of benefits and risks.
EU and Philippines relaunch free trade talks
The European Union and the Philippines announced the resumption of negotiations for a free trade agreement, with Brussels saying the first round of talks should begin “later this year”.
Marcos renews pitch for EU free trade deal
President Marcos has sought the support of the Czech government and businessmen here for the resumption of negotiations for a free trade deal between the Philippines and the European Union (EU).
US-PH FTA to be discussed after trade mission — Biden’s Export Council
A potential free trade agreement between the Philippines and the United States will be brought to the table once the delegation of American business leaders, assembled by US President Joe Biden, comes back to America.
PH inks second protocol to ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand free trade deal
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. recently announced the Philippines’ signing of the second protocol to the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement during the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit. This agreement aims to facilitate trade and investment opportunities for businesses, including micro, small, and medium enterprises, by reducing trade barriers and enhancing market access.
PH-EU free trade talks could start ’very soon’
The Philippines hopes to launch formal negotiations for a free trade agreement with the European Union "very soon," Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo told Agence France-Presse.
PHL-US FTA needs to be tech-focused — DTI
The agreement should emphasize technological innovation, research and development (R&D), education, and the integration of emerging technologies in trade, Trade Undersecretary Rafaelita M. Aldaba said.
European chamber calls for PHL free trade deal to go on fast track
At a recent briefing, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Alan B. Gepty said the DTI is hoping to finalize a decision on whether negotiations for the FTA will resume in the first quarter.
Philippines pressing for expedited resolution to Japan FTA talks
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of Philippines is pressing for a swift conclusion to the renegotiation of the PJEPA. Concerns include improved market access for Philippine bananas and Japan seeking better market access for its industrial goods.
S. Korea to ratify free trade pact with PH soon: envoy
South Korea is eager to see increased trade and investment with the Philippines, Korean Ambassador to the Philippines said, as he conveyed Seoul’s intention to ratify its recently signed free trade agreement with Manila “soon”.
PH and UAE set to embark on a comprehensive economic partnership
On December 2, 2023, The Philippine’s DTI Secretary signed the Terms of Reference for negotiations on a CEPA with the UAE, marking the first step towards a proposed bilateral free trade agreement. The TOR provides guidelines for the negotiations and outlines the scope and coverage of the CEPA.
EU free trade deal scoping talks seen completed by Dec.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said that the free trade agreement (FTA) between the European Union (EU) and the Philippines is currently at the “scoping stage,” which is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Preferential trade deal to boost India, PH ties
To increase trade and facilitate more investment flows, the Philippine and Indian governments are currently in negotiations on a bilateral preferential trade agreement (PTA), that will reduce and eliminate tariffs on various goods.
PHL picks negotiators for trade pillar of IPEF accord
The Philippines has chosen its negotiators to champion the country’s interests under the trade pillar of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF).
PH-EU free trade talks gain momentum
The Philippines is nearing the conclusion of initial discussions for a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union, signaling that formal discussions could begin on the bilateral agreement that is seen bringing greater market access and improved trade with the regional bloc.
India, Philippines go slow on BIT push
A push by India and the Philippines to renegotiate their investment agreement is moving slowly. The agreement, which was signed in 2000 and came into force in 2001, expired in 2011. New Delhi has called for the agreement to be terminated and replaced by a new Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT).