Requests to Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Viet Nam, dated October 2015
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.
1 page proposal by Australia, Korea & New Zealand as of 4 August 2015.
This 1 page submission dated 31 July 2015.
This 1 page submission dated 5 August 2015.
Minutes of services chapter negotiations at the 9th RCEP negotiating round (August 2015)
ASEAN versus other RCEP country positions on value-add elements in RCEP services chapter
RCEP services chapter consolidated negotiating text as of 5 August 2015.
Commerce ministry estimates that signing the agreement will lead to a revenue loss of as much as 1.6% of gross domestic product
New Delhi’s higher level of commitment on investment, services may become template for bilateral treaties
The next round of negotiations for the proposed mega trade deal, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), would take place in April in Australia.
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.
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.
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.
New Delhi is working on a second paper on freer movement of contractual services suppliers (CSS) and independent professionals.
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).
India has raised its pitch for greater market access for professionals in the proposed regional comprehensive economic partnership (RCEP)