FTAs – Trans-Pacific Partnership

Who would the TPP really benefit?

Published by rudy Date posted on June 3, 2016

Written by Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant Director-General and Coordinator for Economic and Social Development, Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations,  https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/06/who-would-the-tpp-really-benefit/?utm_content=buffer163e9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement is being portrayed as a boon for all 12 of the countries involved. But opposition to the agreement may be the only issue that the remaining US presidential candidates can agree…

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PHL fails in 6 TPP metrics

Published by rudy Date posted on March 17, 2016

Washington has identified six key areas where the Philippines needs policy adjustments to make it to the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a by-invitation-only trade bloc currently composed of 12 countries.

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Revisiting the TPP

Published by rudy Date posted on February 8, 2016

WITH the recent signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, the possibility of the Philippines joining the 12 nations that are currently part of the pact has again become a mildly popular topic of conversation. Opinions are mixed – as they are in the countries that must now individually ratify the agreement – as…

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Not too fast on TPP

Published by rudy Date posted on November 30, 2015

President Aquino was reported to have lobbied President Obama for US support to our bid for inclusion in the Trans Pacific Partnership or TPP and got a polite response. Secretaries Purisima of Finance and Domingo of Trade and Industry both emphasized that our export sector will be disadvantaged if we are left out of the…

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TPP could actually make working conditions worse in Vietnam

Published by rudy Date posted on July 2, 2015

It’s been a long journey out of the aftermath of civil war for Vietnam, transforming from the object of American invasion into a bastion of American neoliberalism.

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