Category Archives: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

How RCEP affects food and farmers

Source: GRAIN The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a mega-regional trade deal being negotiated among 16 countries across Asia-Pacific. If adopted, RCEP will cover half the world’s population, including 420 million small family farms that produce 80% of the region’s food. RCEP is … Continue reading

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RCEP: A disaster for India and its People

Given India’s burgeoning trade deficit, it is time for a complete overhaul of India’s trade policy. Professor Biswajit Dhar, amongst India’s foremost trade economists, speaks to Newsclick on the dangers of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a mega regional … Continue reading

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RCEP is Worse Than WTO

Source: newsclick RCEP is worse than WTO. Free Trade Agreement will impact Livelihoods of Farmers and Workers, and Access to Affordable Medicine. On June 14th a coalition, of various unions of farmers, trade unions, and civil society groups, met at … Continue reading

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India must be wary of harsh terms under Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

Source: The HansIndia | June 17, 2017 As India gets ready to host the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) meeting among ASEAN members in July 2017, a group of farmers, trade unions, intellectuals and non-governmental organizations recently have gathered at Hyderabad … Continue reading

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A trade pact that could hit India hard

By Ranja Sengupta, The Hindu BusinessLine There’s a rush to finalise RCEP this year. India is being pushed into covering most tariff lines, which will destroy its economy There was clearly huge pressure on India to conclude negotiations this year … Continue reading

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Why RCEP is the problem, not the solution

Source: inquirer.net | May 17, 2017 On May 2-12, the 16 member-countries of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) met in Manila for their 18th round of negotiations to craft a multilateral trade deal that would affect half of the world’s … Continue reading

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Intellectual property, affordable medicine, and universal health care

By Dr. Maria Guevara, Business world online| May 05, 2017 MANILA IS SET to host the 18th round of the multilateral trade deal — the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) that encompasses 50% of the global population.  With the Philippines … Continue reading

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