RCEP

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (ASEAN+6)

People Over Profit | 5-May-2017
The People Over Profit network together with local civil society organizations in the Philippines warn of intensifying corporate attacks on people’s rights and join calls for an independent, sovereign and peaceful Southeast Asian region.
AFTINET | 3-May-2017
ISDS is increasingly being used by global corporations to challenge health, environment and other public interest laws.
Forum against FTAs | 27-Apr-2017
Trade unions, farmers groups, health activists, and other people’s movements are planning to organise a series of events to put pressure on the Government of India to withdraw from RCEP negotiations.
Economic Times | 19-Apr-2017
Free trade agreements tend to treat intellectual property as an investment made by investor corporations, allowing private investment disputes to be raised against the host country.
People Over Profit | 7-Mar-2017
People Over Profit Statement on the 17th Round of Negotiations of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in Kobe, Japan 27 Feb-3 March 2017
MSF | 3-Mar-2017
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) raises concerns over provisions under negotiation in the RCEP investment chapter that threaten to restrict access to affordable medicines for millions of people
People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty | 2-Mar-2017
RCEP will be harmful to developing countries’ struggle for industrialization, access to cheaper medicines, quality social services, and protection of the environment
Vietnamnet | 20-Feb-2017
The RCEP will have the effect of locking in Vietnam - and all the other signatories - and prevent them from modifying or withdrawing investors’ rights they have granted, even if some years later they decide that granting those rights did not contribute to development in the country.
Focus | 3-Feb-2017
The recent investment arbitral decision against the Philippines in favor of the Belgian corporation should be a wake up call on the dangers posed by free trade and investment agreements.
Third World Resurgence | 12-Jan-2017
In highlighting that the drafts of many of its key chapters are substantially similar to those of the TPP, Sanya Reid Smith warns that the RCEP may end up as a replica of the former.

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