RCEP resistance

  • 1-Sep-2015 Third World Network Opposition mounts against regional trade pact threatening human rights
    Less well known than the notorious Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is engendering growing opposition because of its similar oppressive provisions.
  • 24-Aug-2015 MSF MSF statement on RCEP trade negotiations in Kuala Lumpur
    Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling for the removal of damaging intellectual property provisions in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) that would risk locking in high drug prices.
  • 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.
  • 11-Feb-2015 DNP+ DNP+ response to RCEP negotiations on Intellectual Property ongoing in Thailand
    Japan is pushing for intellectual property rules in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership that will undermine and delay access to affordable generic medecine in Asia.
  • 3-Dec-2014 MSF People living with HIV rally in streets of Delhi as India hosts RCEP trade negotiations
    As the 6th round of negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement take place in India, people living with HIV are rallying in the streets of New Delhi to warn that harmful intellectual property provisions - put forth by Japan - could severely restrict access to affordable medicines for people in developing countries.
  • 2-Dec-2014 Protests by farmers and trade unions against the mega FTA RCEP
    As negotiators from 16 nations meet in New Delhi for 5 day consultations on the Regional Cooperation Economic Partnership (RCEP), farmers, trade unions, retailers groups, and civil society organisations protested outside the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida. RCEP is a complex North South Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that India is negotiating with the 10 member ASEAN block plus Japan, China, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.
  • 1-Dec-2014 ICCFM Farmers, trade unions and CSOs call to halt RCEP negotiations
    In the backdrop of 6th Round of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations scheduled to take place from 1-5 December 2014 in Greater Noida, India farmers’ organizations, trade unions and civil society organizations expressed serious concern over the very idea of free trade agreement (FTA), lack of transparency and the absence of socio economic impact assessments to asses the impact of the proposed FTA.
  • 23-Apr-2014 In defence of marxism Imperialism and the new free trade deals
    Far from being a means to open up the world to a further intensification of trade, TPP and TTIP will carve up the world into two or more power blocs waging economic war with one another.
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