Category Archives: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

India joining RCEP trade pact could be disastrous: NITI Aayog

Source: live mint | April 25, 2018 New Delhi: Government think tank NITI Aayog, in a note on free trade agreements (FTAs) and their costs for India, has argued that the country needs to rethink joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership … Continue reading

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RCEP: India in a Catch-22

By Chaitanya Netkalappa, Deccan Herald The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed Free Trade Agreement between the Asean countries and six other member countries that aims to boost goods and services trade by eliminating most tariff and non-tariff … Continue reading

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India to oppose anti-generics proposals at RCEP meet

Source: LiveMint India stands firm in opposing proposals that could hinder global access to affordable generic drugs and life-saving vaccines South Korea and Japan have been pushing for proposals to extend drug and vaccine patent terms, a move that is … Continue reading

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Global access to affordable medicines should not be restricted

MSF has witnessed the negative impact of monopoly pricing on life-saving medicines and vaccines in its medical projects all over the world. Courtesy- ajp.com.au As 16 countries negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement meet this week in Incheon, … Continue reading

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India Will Not Cross Red Lines on Generic Drugs in RCEP, but Stay Vigilant, Say Officials

Source: The Wire Healthcare watchers are calling on India to resist the free trade agreement’s provisions which could compromise India’s ability to keep supplying cheaper generic drugs to the world. Hundreds of government officials and activists huddle separately in South … 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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