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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.
RCEP to give Philippines better market access than existing trade deals
ADB advisor Ganeshan Wignaraja said the Philippines must implement domestic reforms to make it more competitive should the RCEP be signed.
ASEAN economic ministers eye RCEP to shape trade and economic liberation in Asia
ASEAN ministers agree to push to achieve considerable progress on the the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
US refocuses on bilateral trade deals — ambassador
With the United States looking to drop the Trans Pacific Partnership trade scheme, US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim said Washington will be leaning towards bilateral free trade agreements.
US business pushes for bilateral trade pact between Manila, Washington
The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines seemed to have taken the cudgels for the Philippine government by pushing for a bilateral free trade agreement with the United States.
PHL to South Korea: Slash pineapple tariff to zero
Manila has asked Seoul to bring down to zero the tariff it slaps on Philippine pineapple exports to South Korea.
PH seeks review of economic agreement with Japan
The Filipino Department of Trade and Industry will soon review the Philippines-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, aiming to request its counterpart in Japan to lower the seasonal tariff on pineapples and bananas.
Philippines to push for RCEP deal while ASEAN chair
The Philippines while chair of Asean this year, will push for the conclusion of an agreement on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to pave the way for a mega regional free trade agreement (FTA) next year.