RCEP

ADB considers RCEP beneficial to BPO sector; says not too late to join

Published by rudy Date posted on February 9, 2022

February 9, 2022 | 8:57 pm THE outsourcing industry is poised to benefit from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade deal, with opportunities still likely available even with a delayed start, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said. “RCEP includes two chapters that are very relevant for digitalization,” ADB Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department…

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We must join RCEP

Published by rudy Date posted on February 3, 2022

By: Peter Wallace – @inquirerdotnetPhilippine Daily Inquirer / 05:03 AM February 03, 2022 Let me repeat it, we must join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Everybody else has. We can’t continue to be last in damn near everything we do in Asia. The only opposition to doing so is coming from the agricultural sector…

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28 Jan 2022 – FPI supports call for Senate approval of mega-trade deal

Published by rudy Date posted on January 28, 2022

Louella Desiderio – The Philippine Star  January 28, 2022 | 12:00am The STAR / Paolo Romero MANILA, Philippines — The Federation of Philippine Industries Inc. (FPI) is supporting calls for the Senate to immediately approve the country’s participation in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement.

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Senate RCEP ratification debacle at the cost of PH GDP and welfare

Published by rudy Date posted on January 24, 2022

By Dan Steinbock January 24, 2022 President Duterte initiated the RCEP deal in early September. Without Senate ratification, the Philippines is about to lose hundreds of millions of dollars. In the coming months, delays will cost far more. Why the debacle? A WEEK ago, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon urged members of both houses of…

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24 Jan 2022 – Industries have differing views on RCEP

Published by rudy Date posted on January 24, 2022

Industries have differing views on RCEP By …- January 24, 2022 By JED MACAPAGAL and IRMA ISIP, Malaya Industries and business groups have banded to lobby for the concurrence by the Senate to the ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement, saying they will miss out on opportunities if the Philippines does not…

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RCEP: World’s biggest trade pact takes effect

Published by rudy Date posted on January 3, 2022

By Philippine News Agency, 3 Jan 2021 THE world’s largest free trade pact forged by 15 Asia-Pacific countries entered into force on Saturday to provide a tailwind for the region’s post-pandemic recovery and a catalyst for global economic progress, bringing a ray of hope.

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17 Dec 2021 – RCEP tariff concessions may cut Philippine exports

Published by rudy Date posted on December 17, 2021

by Louella Desiderio – The Philippine Star, 17 Dec 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Philippine exports to other members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement may decline by $100 million due to the deal’s tariff concessions, but this can be offset by additional trade and other benefits, the UN Conference on Trade and Development…

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48 agri groups oppose ratification of RCEP free trade deal

Published by rudy Date posted on December 6, 2021

by December 6, 2021, Philstar.com MANILA, Philippines — Fourty-eight local agriculture groups are up in arms over the looming ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement, which they said was finalized without consulting stakeholders in the farm sector.

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Philippines seen gaining $7 billion in exports from RCEP

Published by rudy Date posted on November 23, 2021

by Louise Maureen Simeon – The Philippine Star, 23 Nov 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is seen providing the Philippines an additional $7 billion in exports by 2030 even amid trade uncertainties.

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China’s RCEP trade deal is a trojan horse for the political integration of Asia

Published by rudy Date posted on November 10, 2021

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DTI pushes RCEP ratification ahead of January effectivity

Published by rudy Date posted on November 8, 2021

by Louella Desiderio – The Philippine Star, 7 Nov 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said the Philippines needs to complete the ratification process for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) within the month as the agreement is set to take effect in January next year.

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3 Nov 2021 – NTUC Phl letter to Philippine Senate on RCEP ratification

Published by rudy Date posted on November 4, 2021

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RCEP trade pact good to go on Jan 1, 2022

Published by rudy Date posted on November 4, 2021

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Philippines aims to be first to benefit from RCEP

Published by rudy Date posted on October 29, 2021

by Louella Desiderio – The Philippine Star, 29 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is aiming to be among the first set of countries to benefit from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement by next year to fast-track recovery from the pandemic.

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Philippines aims to be first to benefit from RCEP

Published by rudy Date posted on October 29, 2021

by Louella Desiderio – The Philippine Star, 29 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is aiming to be among the first set of countries to benefit from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement by next year to fast-track recovery from the pandemic.

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RCEP remains focused on trade pact’s early 2022 kickoff

Published by rudy Date posted on October 28, 2021

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RCEP’s Impact on Workers: are there any winners? Assessing the labour and economic implications of the mega-regional deal

Published by rudy Date posted on October 19, 2021

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Philippines fast-tracking RCEP ratification

Published by rudy Date posted on September 24, 2021

by Louella Desiderio – The Philippine Star, 24 Sep 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is doubling efforts to finish the ratification process within the year for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, which is seen to provide benefits in terms of greater market access and higher economic growth for the country.

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The RCEP. Asia’s equivalent to USMCA and the European Union

Published by rudy Date posted on June 3, 2021

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Commentary: Don’t be too quick to dismiss the economic benefits of RCEP for Southeast Asia

Published by rudy Date posted on April 7, 2021

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Cambodia, ASEAN likely to teeter off balance with RCEP

Published by rudy Date posted on April 1, 2021

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PHL economy may fare worse with RCEP — experts

Published by rudy Date posted on December 2, 2020

by By Jenina P. Ibañez, Reporter and Denise A. Valdez, Senior Reporter, BusinessWorld, 2 Dec 2020 THE recently signed 15-country mega trade deal could worsen a post-pandemic Philippine economy, some analysts said, as a potential surge in imports could upset the balance of trade.

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Time for the Senate to look into RCEP

Published by rudy Date posted on November 19, 2020

By Jemy Gatdula, BusinessWorld, 19 Nov 2020 The big news is last weekend’s signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement. Touted as the world’s biggest free trade agreement, the RCEP is said to promise gazillions for the Philippines.

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RCEP impact on the Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on November 17, 2020

by Rey Gamboa (The Philippine Star), 17 Nov 2020 The big news on the sidelines of the closing session of the annual meeting of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) last Sunday was the virtual signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), resulting in the creation of the largest free trade bloc…

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Philippines signs RCEP, world’s biggest trade deal

Published by rudy Date posted on November 16, 2020

by By Jenina P. Ibañez, Reporter, BusinessWorld, 16 Nov 2020 FIFTEEN Asia-Pacific economies, including the Philippines, signed the world’s largest free trade deal on Sunday, with observers saying the deal could boost Philippine market access while others believe it would worsen the trade balance.

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RCEP: Asia-Pacific nations sign world’s biggest trade pact

Published by rudy Date posted on November 15, 2020

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India’s farewell to ASEAN as it boards RCEP train

Published by rudy Date posted on November 14, 2020

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94 community organisations from Asia Pacific countries demand details of giant RCEP trade deal before signing

Published by rudy Date posted on November 11, 2020

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RCEP member countries to fast track negotiation

Published by rudy Date posted on September 11, 2017

By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), Sep 11, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — Due to various contentious issues on market access that have placed negotiations at a stalemate, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)-member countries are embarking on a parallel process to fast track negotiations toward a substantial conclusion of the trade deal by year-end.

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HSBC: China-led RCEP in focus as TPP fades

Published by rudy Date posted on November 15, 2016

November 15, 2016, http://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2016/11/15/hsbc-says-china-led-rcep-in-focus-as-tpp-fades/ KUALA LUMPUR: The China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) should help boost trade volumes across Asia, especially Asean, although it has its limitations compared with the stalled Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), said HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd.

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