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RCEP & services

RCEP - Services - NZ initial sectoral request lists (Oct 2015)
Requests to Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Viet Nam, dated October 2015
RCEP services chapter: Risks for developing countries’ and LDCs’ policy space and regulatory sovereignty
The leaked RCEP services chapter from August 2015 shows the non-ASEAN countries, especially Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Japan, have been very aggressive in their demands and insisted on new ways to bind the hands of governments in the future.
RCEP - trade in services chapter: proposal for a ratchet (August 2015)
1 page proposal by Australia, Korea & New Zealand as of 4 August 2015.
RCEP - trade in services chapter: summary of 9th round of negotiations (August 2015)
Minutes of services chapter negotiations at the 9th RCEP negotiating round (August 2015)
RCEP - trade in services chapter: positions on value-add elements (August 2015)
ASEAN versus other RCEP country positions on value-add elements in RCEP services chapter
RCEP - trade in services chapter negotiating text (August 2015)
RCEP services chapter consolidated negotiating text as of 5 August 2015.
RCEP negotiations: India likely to take a more aggressive stand
Commerce ministry estimates that signing the agreement will lead to a revenue loss of as much as 1.6% of gross domestic product
With RCEP commitment, India marks big shift in trade policy
New Delhi’s higher level of commitment on investment, services may become template for bilateral treaties
Next round of RCEP negotiations in April in Australia
The next round of negotiations for the proposed mega trade deal, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), would take place in April in Australia.
RCEP talks to stretch longer on differences over services
The negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) involving 16 countries could slow down in the coming months due to a lack of consensus over services.
RCEP threatens tax policies in India and other 15 countries
New report shows that trade and investment deals like RCEP will further adversely affect the ability of the government of India to tax corporations effectively and fairly.
India, RCEP members to discuss trade pact in Brunei starting February 15
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is a trade deal that aims to cover goods, services, investments, economic and technical cooperation, competition and intellectual property rights.
RCEP: Tough-talking Delhi says free services if you want deals on goods
New Delhi is working on a second paper on freer movement of contractual services suppliers (CSS) and independent professionals.
RCEP to seek tariff pact by year-end
Officials from 16 countries will try to wrap up negotiations by the end of 2016 on integration in trade, services and investment under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).