Category Archives: Trade Agreements

Govt will lose gold mine dispute due to Article 44 use: academics

Govt will lose gold mine dispute due to Article 44 use: academics By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM The Nation (Thailand) | 1 Sep 2017 BANGKOK: — Experts and academics have warned that Thailand will lose an arbitral tribunal process regarding allegations that it … Continue reading

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RCEP trade ministers to meet next month in Philippines

Source: DNA, August 14, 2017 Trade ministers of 16 RCEP countries, including India and China, will meet next month in Philippines to review the progress of the mega agreement and resolve issues holding back the negotiations, an official said today. … Continue reading

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Ministry of Commerce release on 19th RCEP Meeting

Source: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0 The 19th round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Trade Negotiating Committee (TNC) meetings and other related meetings were held from 17 to 28 July 2017 in Hyderabad, India. RCEP is a proposed comprehensive regional economic integration … Continue reading

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Stakeholder Intervention at 19th RCEP negotiations round- Megawati, Indonesia for Global Justice

  “Undermines Rule of Law and Democracy” Thank you Mr. Chair person, and all Trade Negotiating Committee for your time. My name is Megawati, I’m from Indonesia and working with Indonesia for Global Justice, an organization who have concerns on free trade agreements and investment treaty. We aware that … Continue reading

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Stakeholder Intervention at 19th RCEP negotiations round- Rizalito R. Lopez Tambuyog Development Center on Fisheries

POSITION  PAPER  ON  RCEP prepared  by Tambuyog Development Center, a non-government  organization  on fisheries,  particularly the  municipal/ artisanal fishers. It  is  a member  of  South East  Asia  Fish  for  Justice  Network (SEAFish-J),  it is  a coalition  of  NGOs  and  National  Fishers  … Continue reading

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Stakeholder Intervention at 19th RCEP negotiations round- Ivan Enrile, Asia Pacific Research Network & People over Profit, Philippines

Among many other things that we find contentious in the RCEP is the proposed push for a fair and equitable treatment clause which is highly biased towards investors and a clear threat to the rights of governments to regulate and … Continue reading

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Stakeholder Intervention at 19th RCEP negotiations round- Chalermsak Kittitrakul, network of PLHIV & AIDS, Peoples’ Health Systems Movement, and FTA Watch

Thai CSOs’ comments on the data exclusivity measure in the RCEP given at the stakeholder consultation meeting hosted by the RCEP trade negotiators at Hyderabad, India on July 25, 2017. Good afternoon, trade negotiators of the ASEAN countries and the … Continue reading

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