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PREPARE PH FARMERS FOR GLOBAL TRADE – SALCEDA

The chair of the House Ways and Means Committee said the country’s agricultural sector still needs “infusions” of domestic and public investment to compete effectively even as the world’s largest free trade pact took effect for most of the 15 member countries at the start of this year. Albay Representative Joey Salceda said the Regional […]

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PH ECONOMY TO BENEFIT FROM RCEP AGREEMENT – LOPEZ

With the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement set to enter into force on January 1, 2022, securing Senate concurrence to the ratification of the Agreement becomes more urgent for the Philippines. Many economists and international organizations have already expressed views on the value and importance of the RCEP Agreement to the Philippines and to […]

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PH TO BENEFIT FROM RCEP AGREEMENT – LOPEZ

An online public hearing for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement was conducted by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (CFR) recently. The hearing was led by Senator Koko Pimentel, Chairperson of the CFR and attended by representatives from the government, academe, private sectors, and civil society organizations. The Department of Trade and Industry […]

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RCEP TRADE MINISTERS SIGN FREE TRADE DEAL – LOPEZ

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez joined the Trade Ministers from the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its five trade partners—Australia, China, Japan, Korea, and New Zealand—in signing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement. The historic signing, held during the 4th RCEP Leaders’ Summit held via Video […]