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DTI aims for 2021 RCEP ratification

THE Trade department aims to ratify the recently signed 15-country mega-trade deal by next year.

PHL economy may fare worse with RCEP — experts

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.

RCEP perks seen advantageous but PHL exporters still hampered

THE benefits of improved market access brought about by the newly-signed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will outweigh any disruption that less-competitive economies might experience, Fitch Solutions Country Risk and Industry Research said.

Philippines signs RCEP, world’s biggest trade deal

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.

RCEP trade deal signing expected by November

MOST OF the outstanding issues in a 15-country regional trade deal including Asia's largest economies have been resolved with a signing expected in November, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said in a statement.

Philippines commits to signing RCEP by November

THE Philippines has joined its trade partners in committing to sign by November a 15-country regional trade deal that includes Asia’s largest economies except India.

US-China tensions to push ASEAN to fast-track RCEP

THE TRADE WAR between the United States and China will compel member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to fast-track negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in order to “isolate” the region from the impact of the tensions, Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez said on Friday.

ASEAN leaders to push for ‘early conclusion’ of RCEP talks —...

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday said the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will push for the “early conclusion” of negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) during the 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Singapore from Nov. 13 to 15.

ASEAN claims ‘significant progress’ on RCEP

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has achieved many of the items on its economic agenda and made major progress in bringing forward...

Do you know your TPPs from your RCEPs, NAFTAs and OBORs?

Danang, Vietnam -- In the world of trade diplomacy, the acronym is king. As world leaders descend on the Vietnamese city of Danang for the...

RCEP partners considering options to move forward on deal

THE 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the six countries with which the economic bloc has free trade...

‘Strong incentive’ for RCEP deal seen — DTI

THE COUNTRIES negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) have no choice but to resolve contentious issues relating to the creation of the economic...