Category Archives: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

MSF calls on Japan and South Korea to drop the harmful RCEP measures

Kobe, Japan/New Delhi 22 February 2017 As 16countries negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)agreement meet next week in Kobe, Japan, for the seventeenth round of negotiations, international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is appealing tothe Japanese and South … Continue reading

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A ‘New’ Recipe for Trade

By Shalini Bhutani, The Economic & Political Weekly (Vol. 52 Issue No. 7) With other mega regional trade agreements like the Trans–Pacific Partnership in uncertainty, trade treaties like the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership will acquire greater significance beyond their original … Continue reading

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TPP is dead, but its legacy lives on

By Arjun Jayadeva, The HinduThe Hindu | February 9, 2017 The Trans-Pacific Partnership was dead long before Donald Trump signed his executive order. But its damaging aspects, like stringent IP provisions, have just migrated to other agreements U.S. President Donald Trump’s … Continue reading

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Refuse trade, investment provisions that threaten access to affordable meds

Positive Malaysian Treatment Access & Advocacy Group (MTAAG+) calls on the Malaysian government to reject trade and investment agreement provisions that threaten access to affordable medicines. MTAAG+ asserts the need to make its position and demand known because of the … Continue reading

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Next round of RCEP talks in Japan; India to push for services

Source: PTI | Published: The Economic Times, February 2, 2017 NEW DELHI: The single-tier duty structure and roadmap to liberalise services sector will be the key areas over which the RCEP members would deliberate during the negotiations beginning February 27 in … Continue reading

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A US-less TPP leaves China to set Asia’s trade rules

Remaining signatories scramble for alternatives as Trump pulls out of trade pact TAKASHI NAKANO, Asian Nikkei  TOKYO — The remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership are preparing for life without the U.S. following the country’s official withdrawal from the trade … Continue reading

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Mustapa: TPPA is a balanced agreement beneficial to its members

KUALA LUMPUR: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is a balanced agreement beneficial to all of its members, according to International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. He said the US would also benefit from better market access to … Continue reading

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