Category Archives: FTA

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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Pics: HIV community rally against harmful provisions in RCEP

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Stakeholder Intervention at 19th RCEP negotiations round- James Love, Knowledge Ecology International

These are the notes I used when providing the KEI comments at the July 25, 2017 civil society stakeholder forum at the 19th round of the RCEP negotiation. My name is James Love. I work for Knowledge Ecology International, an … Continue reading

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Stakeholder Intervention at 19th RCEP negotiations round- Sridhar Radhakrishnan, Programme Director Thanal

I come from the State of Kerala in India, for whom the Plantation crops are an important part of our economy. When the Indo-ASEAN FTA was being negotiated 7 years ago, we, as community and as the Govt of the … Continue reading

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Stakeholder Intervention at 19th RCEP negotiations round-K V Biju Convener, National Farmers Coordination Committee

I want to add more on dairy sector. RCEP will create an impact on diary sector. Any impact on dairy is devastating,  because 70 percept of income of village farmers comes from only  one product that is milk.   After the … Continue reading

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Stakeholder Intervention at 19th RCEP negotiations round- Gopalakrishnan Manicandan, IndustriALL Global Union

I thank the RCEP TNC for providing the opportunity to put forward our concerns. We are deeply concerned over lack of transparency and democratic process in the RCEP negotiations. Secrecy maintained by the governments impedes nuanced debate on the issue. … Continue reading

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Stakeholder Intervention at 19th RCEP negotiations round- Ranja Sengupta, The Third World Network

I am Ranja Sengupta from TWN India. I want to express some concerns about the Government Procurement (GP) chapter, which we hear is being negotiated in RCEP, though it was not on the table earlier. This is surprising because GP … Continue reading

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