Meet RCEP, A Trade Agreement In Asia That’s Even Worse Than TPP Or ACTA

It’s been a big few weeks for leaked trade agreements, and the latest is even more disappointing than the others.

An RCEP protest in India at Udyog Bhawan (Ministry of Commerce). Photo: Siddharth Singh.

It's been a big few weeks for leaked trade agreements. Just when we thought we had seen all the leaked text of the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), Wikileaks went ahead and published some more yesterday. And on the same day, a leaked draft of the intellectual property chapter of yet another trade agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic

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Digital Rights Groups Warn TPP Will Force ‘Policing’ Of Internet Users

Groups slam proposed rules in open letters to negotiators of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement

Over 65 tech companies, open Internet advocates and other organizations released two open letters to negotiators of the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Wednesday, expressing their concern that the trade deal's approval will force websites to censor content and block Internet users. Spearheaded by the United States, the TPP––dubbed a

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Curious About The Biggest Trade Deal In History? Sorry, It’s Classified

BANGKOK — The Trans-Pacific Partnership sounds deadly boring. It’s not. The potential impact on humanity from this proposed mega-deal is impossible to measure. TPP could bankrupt families in Kansas and enrich them in Kuala Lumpur. Or make patented medicine wildly unaffordable for sick people in poor places. Or even imprison citizens of 12 countries for […]

BANGKOK — The Trans-Pacific Partnership sounds deadly boring. It’s not. The potential impact on humanity from this proposed mega-deal is impossible to measure. TPP could bankrupt families in Kansas and enrich them in Kuala Lumpur. Or make patented medicine wildly unaffordable for sick people in poor places. Or even imprison citizens of 12

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Leaked: US And EU Chemical Lobbies Fighting To “Freeze” Industry Regulation

Critics say the new evidence shows the extent to which current lobbying efforts would damage future legislation regulating harmful chemicals in both the US and EU.

WASHINGTON --- Newly leaked documents from the chemical industries in the United States and European Union depict a joint effort to guide bilateral trade talks in a way that legal and public interest analysts warn would irreparably weaken the ability of governments in both continents to regulate toxic chemicals. Government negotiators met this

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Trade Agreement On The Line: EU Leaders Demand US Come Clean On Spy Efforts

Allegations that the U.S. is spying on its European allies could threaten an upcoming trade agreement considered worth tens of billions.

Allegations that the U.S. National Security Agency is spying on its European allies could threaten an upcoming trade agreement considered worth tens of billions of dollars for the European Union and U.S. economies. On June 29, Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine published a piece claiming the publication had obtained documents from whistleblower Edward

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