Trade and Investment

Presentation at the Dialogue on RCEP Negotiations and their impact on Human Rights and the Environment: The Role of Parliamentarians and Other Stakeholders

By Joseph Purugganan, Focus on the Global South

Hyderabad, India -- People’s groups from across the country converged in Hyderabad from July 22-26 to unanimously reject the RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership). The RCEP is a proposed mega regional FTA, which 16 countries including India are negotiating. The countries include ASEAN countries plus ASEAN’s six FTA partners India, China and Australia, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand.

23 July 2017--Hyderabad, India

We join hands to resist RCEP and Free Trade Agreements which are an Onslaught on the Lives, Livelihoods and Rights of the Majority of Indians and on the Nation’s Sovereignty

By Joseph Purugganan

Very few people know about them, but new generation free trade agreements have become powerful instruments in shaping how development is pursued in the 21st Century. And rapidly growing Asia has become a major hub of FTA engagements.

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