Category Archives: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

Treating intellectual property as an investment, and subjecting it to treaty arbitration, can have undesirable impact

Published: The Economic Times | April 17, 2017 By Feroz Ali & Devika Agarwal Global giants like Vodafone and Cairn Energy have raised investment disputes against India by initiating arbitration proceedings under investment treaties. Free trade agreements (FTAs), like the Regional … Continue reading

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India Loses Faith in Trade

APRIL 9, 2017 6:00 PM By Mihir Sharma | Bloomberg Till fairly recently, it looked like two massive new agreements would compete to define the future of world trade. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, backed by the U.S., would try to move the … Continue reading

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India offering ‘far deeper’ proposals in RCEP: Rita Teaotia

Source: PTI Published: The Economic Times | March 27, 2017 NEW DELHI: Pitching for liberalisation of trade in services, India today said it is offering “far deeper” proposals in the proposed mega deal RCEP than most of the other member … Continue reading

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Jane Kelsey: Governments in denial of a world changing around them

Source: NZHerald | March 29, 2017 The visit of China’s Premier Le Keqiang to New Zealand should be the catalyst for a mature and nuanced discussion of our future relationship with the world’s rising hegemon, not simply, whether we can renegotiate … Continue reading

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16-nation RCEP talks resume in wake of TPP’s demise

By Eric Johnston, Japan Times KOBE – The 16-nation Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a multilateral agreement that would cover half the world’s population, has reached a major turning point, delegates said Monday at the start of five days of negotiations. … Continue reading

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Civil society, patient groups call on Japan and South Korea to withdraw harmful proposals from RCEP negotiations

By Ramesh Shankar, http://www.pharmabiz.com | February 24, 2017 As 16 countries negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement meet next week in Kobe, Japan, for the seventeenth round of negotiations, civil society and patient groups, including the international medical humanitarian … Continue reading

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India on stronger footing to resist IPR framework at RCEP

Stiff negotiations on goods, services expected at Kobe meet By Amiti Sen, Hindu BusinessLine | FEBRUARY 23, 2017 India will be on a stronger wicket to oppose the stringent IPR framework being pushed by some members at the next negotiating round … Continue reading

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