Various civil society groups and movements in the Philippines came together for a public forum titled “Day of Action against RCEP” held in time for the RCEP Ministerial Meeting in Manila happening from Sept 5 to 11. #NoRCEP
Amid growing opposition against the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), civil society groups in the Philippines and across Asia Pacific held actions and demonstrations to protest the regional trade deal currently under negotiation between 16 participating countries. From May 2-12, RCEP trade negotiators gathered at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila for the 18th round of negotiations as CSOs conducted parallel activities dubbed as a #NoRCEP week of action.
MANILA—As leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) gather in Manila, Philippines for the 30th ASEAN summit and concurrently the 18th round of RCEP negotiations [READ MORE]
As the United States officially walks away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the people must remain vigilant over possible replacements. According to news reports, US President Donald Trump will seek to boost U.S. manufacturing through “one-on-one trade deals with countries that would allow the United States to quickly terminate them in 30 days ’if somebody misbehaves.’”
More than 80 representatives from trade unions, peasant communities, indigenous peoples, health networks, and women’s organisations met on 27-28 July in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to strategize around how [READ MORE]