Ratification of world’s largest trade deal, ease of doing business a priority for DTI chief Alfred Pascual
Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Alfredo Pascual will be pushing for the ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and pursuing other free trade agreements (FTAs) with other countries as part of his priorities as the new chief of the agency.
The Philippines is still facing challenges this year that may hamper economic growth due to the pandemic but the “worst is over” in 2020, the country’s top trade official said.
Fifteen Asia-Pacific countries on Sunday signed the world’s biggest free trade deal, seen as a huge coup for China in extending its influence.
Fifteen countries will on Sunday sign a sprawling Asian trade deal they hope will help them bounce back from the pandemic and which is seen as a huge coup for China in extending its influence.
Fifteen Asia-Pacific nations are set to sign an enormous free trade deal at an online summit that started Thursday, with the pact seen as a coup for China in extending its influence across the region.
President Xi Jinping on Tuesday pledged to further open China’s economy, declaring the world must “knock down walls” as he opened an annual trade fair against the backdrop of the US tariffs war.
Southeast Asian leaders met Saturday in Thailand eyeing a breakthrough in talks over the world’s largest trade deal to help throw off the torpor which has gripped the global economy since the start of the US-China tariff war.
Southeast Asian leaders are eager to sign a sweeping China-led trade pact by the end of this year, Thailand’s prime minister said Friday, with further talks expected at a Bangkok summit on the world’s biggest commercial deal.