RCEP

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (ASEAN+6)

Inquirer.net | 18-May-2017
RCEP negotiations have been highly conspiratorial and undemocratic, with all 18 rounds of trade discussions held in secret and no reports shared with the public
Electronic Frontier Foundation | 17-May-2017
There has also been no official release of the chapters and textual proposals related to rules that are being tabled.
Forum on FTAs | 8-May-2017
RCEP magnifies existing inequalities and discriminates against women, indigenous peoples, people living with HIV or other illnesses, people with disabilities,rural communities, farmers and workers
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

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