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  • 30-Jul-2015 Business Standard Govt readies 3-tier offer for RCEP
    With next round of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) talks is scheduled to take place in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, on August 24-26, India government readied its strategy on goods trade.
  • 23-Jul-2015 Food Navigator Looming RCEP deal could help unlock conclusion of Trans-Pacific FTA
    South Korea has joined 15 other countries in holding fresh talks on a regional free-trade agreement to be held in Myanmar next month, when it is hoped that a cross-Asia RCEP deal will make significant headway in unexpectedly quick time.
  • 16-Jul-2015 Business Standard India might take two-tier approach in goods trade under RCEP
    India is offering 75-80 tariff lines for duty cuts to countries with which it already has an FTA (Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Korea) and only 40-50 to the others (Australia, NZ, China).
  • 17-Jun-2015 Tax News ASEAN’s RCEP trade negotiations stall
    The eight round of negotiations held on June 8-13 in Kyoto for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade treaty finished with little apparent progress being made towards an agreement on further tariff cuts, calling into question the end-2015 target for completing talks.
  • 11-Jun-2015 Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+) Civil Society raises major concerns on India’s engagement with the massive RCEP trade deal
    As the eighth round of negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement take place in Kyoto, Japan this week, farmer’s groups, trade unions, civil society and patient groups are urging the Indian Government to halt the negotiations, make the negotiating texts public and hold consultations with all the relevant stakeholders, in light of the potential negative impact this agreement could have on access to medicines, livelihood of farmers, quality public services and overall social and economic development of the country.
  • 5-Jun-2015 Electronic Frontier Foundation Meet RCEP, a trade agreement in Asia that’s even worse than TPP or ACTA
    It’s been a big few weeks for leaked trade agreements. Just when we thought we had seen all the leaked text of the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), Wikileaks went ahead and published some more yesterday. And on the same day, a leaked draft of the intellectual property chapter of yet another trade agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was leaked by Knowledge Ecology International (KEI).
  • 2-Jun-2015 Press Trust of India Trade Ministers of 16 countries to meet in July to clinch RCEP
    Trade Ministers of 16 countries, including India, may meet in July in Kuala Lumpur to iron out issues related to the mega trade deal – Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement.
  • 28-May-2015 APEC Free trade agreements lead to rising exports, study confirms
    As regional free trade agreements proliferate in the Asia-Pacific, a new APEC Policy Support Unit report confirms that these agreements do make a difference in boosting exports.
  • 25-May-2015 Public Radio of Armenia Russian PM approves free trade zone deal between EEU, Vietnam
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved a free trade zone agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and Vietnam.
  • 16-May-2015 Eurasian union okays free trade with Iran
    The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) has given the initial go-ahead to signing a free trade agreement with Iran, a senior official of the bloc has said.
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