RCEP is intended to prevent government regulation and maximize private profit

Activists say the deal disenfranchises the people and leaves very little scope for the government to control corporate excesses

July 27, 2018 by Peoples Dispatch

Benny Kuruvilla from the Transnational Institute, Joseph Purugganan from Focus on the Global South, Philippines, and Susana Barria from Public Services International discuss the context in which the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is being negotiated, how it will affect the working class, peasants and poor and developing countries, and the key corporate sectors that are pushing for the deal.

Producer: V. Arun Kumar

Camera: Trina Shankar