Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
RCEP signed despite opposition from social movements

Once in full effect, the agreement will cover close to 30% of the global population and GDP. However, trade unions and people’s movements have been opposing the deal for years

RCEP: The world’s largest trade bloc signed amid pandemic challenges

Trade policy expert Professor Biswajit Dhar, Chief Editor of Newsclick Prabir Purkayastha and Benny Kuruvilla from Focus on the Global South discuss the implications of RCEP

What is RCEP and why are trade unions in the Asia-Pacific region concerned about it?

Even as the new agreement between ASEAN nations and its free trade partners establishes the largest trading bloc in the world, it is vehemently being opposed by labor unions, trade justice groups and women’s movements

RCEP: The meaning of India’s exit

What drove India to take this drastic step and what is the way forward in terms of addressing the crisis of Indian agriculture and manufacturing?

RCEP RCEP: As deadline looms, trade unions call out dangerous clauses

Negotiators representing 16 countries have been tasked with arriving at an agreement on the controversial Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership by October 19 but trade unions say the deal has grave consequences

Indian people's movements formulate strategies to resist free trade agreement Indian people’s movements formulate strategies to resist free trade agreement

In light of the secretiveness that has marked negotiations around the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, trade justice activists and people’s movements are planning a campaign against the free trade agreement

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