Category Archives: Asean

Senior officials of RCEP countries to meet in Bangkok on May 24

Source: Business-standard 30th April, 2019   Senior officials of the 16-member RCEP group, who are negotiating a mega free trade agreement, will hold meetings in Bangkok from May 24 to iron out issues pertaining to the goods and services sector, an official said. “It … Continue reading

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Barack Obama to attend Asean meeting

The Sun Daily; November 16, 2015. Kuala Lumpur –  US president Barack Obama will be among the big names who will be here this week to attend the 27th annual Asean meeting between Nov 18 and 22. Other leaders who have confirmed attendance … Continue reading

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Where’s India on the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

12 American, Asian and Oceanian countries have concluded their negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an extensive free trade agreement, recently. The deal includes a number of provisions on intellectual property, that will be detrimental to access to affordable medicines. … Continue reading

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India asks RCEP members to focus on value addition in services

Source: Zee News New Delhi: India has asked RCEP members, including ASEAN nations, China and Korea, to focus on value addition in services, besides working towards to improving investment climate to spur trade and boost growth in the region. “The … Continue reading

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India’s RCEP challenge

Source: Financial Express SUMMARY The RCEP member countries should ensure that this arrangement does not end up pursuing the narrow objective of just seeking each other’s market New Delhi is hosting the Sixth Round of negotiations of the most ambitious … Continue reading

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People Living With HIV Rally in Streets of Delhi as India Hosts RCEP Trade Negotiations

Source: MSF Access Campaign Third meeting of RCEP Working Group on Intellectual Property begins New Delhi, 3 December 2014: As the 6th round of negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)trade agreement take place in India, people living with HIV … Continue reading

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RCEP negotiations in India 1st-5th December 2014

Sixth round of negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, free trade agreement being negotiated between 10 ASEAN member countries and 6 of its free trading partners including India, Japan, Australia, Republic of Korea, New Zealand and China is taking place … Continue reading

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