Human, labor rights priority in EU’s GSP+

Published by rudy Date posted on September 26, 2021

by Louella Desiderio – The Philippine Star, 26 Sep 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The European Union has emphasized the successful implementation of the Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+), along with respect for human and labor rights, as a priority in its trade relations with the Philippines.

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DTI pushes use of GSP+, FTA talks with EU

Published by rudy Date posted on December 16, 2020

by Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star), 16 Dec 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is pushing for greater use of the European Union’s trade preferences program, as well as for continued talks for a free trade agreement (FTA) with the bloc for stronger trade and investment ties.

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EU removes Philippines from priority watchlist

Published by rudy Date posted on January 27, 2020

by Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star), 27 Jan 2020 MANILA, Philippines —The European Union (EU) has removed the Philippines in its list of countries with weak intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement.

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PH may lose trade perk from EU

Published by rudy Date posted on April 5, 2018

By: Roy Stephen C. Canivel, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Apr 05, 2018 The Philippines may soon lose its eligibility for a trade perk from the European Union (EU) which is aimed at poorer nations, in view of a report that says the country may reach upper middle income status in 2019.

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Philippines govt issues guidelines for garment firms

Published by rudy Date posted on July 17, 2017

by Philippine Information Agency, Jul 17, 2017 The Department of Trade & Industry-Board of Investments (DTI-BOI) and the Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE) in Philippines recently signed a Joint Department Order (DO) providing for the guidelines for the issuance, suspension or revocation of certificates of accreditation for garments firms. The DO also creates a…

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EU threatens to review Philippine access to GSP

Published by rudy Date posted on March 11, 2017

Thai PBS Reporters, Mar 11, 2017 A senior official of the European Union warned on Friday that the 28-nation block could review trade agreements with the Philippines if the death penalty bill becomes law and if summary killings continue unabated, The Manila Times Online reported on Saturday.

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DTI, export exec downplay GSP+ fallout

Published by rudy Date posted on January 9, 2017

By Roy Stephen C. Canivel, Businessworld, January 09, 2017 THE COUNTRY will just have to “take” the fallout from President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s bloody war on crime, even if it means losing a perk that grants zero tariff on over 6,000 Philippine products sold to European Union (EU) markets, the heads of the Trade department…

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EC to endorse Phl bid for GSP Plus

Published by rudy Date posted on July 20, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The European Commission (EC) is set to endorse the Philippines’ application to qualify for the Generalized System of Preferences Plus (GSP+), a scheme that would allow more goods to enter the bloc at zero tariff.

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Phl pushes for retention of GSP status

Published by rudy Date posted on June 28, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is pushing for the retention of its status as Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) beneficiary as the country gave assurances it is stepping up efforts in promoting human and labor rights.

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