Tag: TPP

Hold the TPP! What is this ISDS?

February 26, 2016

Trade Tripper by Jemy Gatdula (Business World) February 25, 2016   Lost amidst in what essentially was the Manny Pacquiao non-issue and the death of legal giant Antonin Scalia, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was signed almost without fanfare last Feb. 4 in New Zealand. With Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, […]

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Simplify, simplify, simplify

December 10, 2015

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) December 10, 2015   I wonder if anyone reads my columns. In “Give the consumer a break” (11/12/15), I pointed out that consumers pay double what they should for rice because of the National Food Authority and a foolish policy of self-sufficiency in a market where […]

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Not too fast on TPP

November 27, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) November 27, 2015   President Aquino was reported to have lobbied President Obama for US support to our bid for inclusion in the Trans Pacific Partnership or TPP and got a polite response. Secretaries Purisima of Finance and Domingo of Trade and Industry both emphasized that […]

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Along the Silk Road

October 30, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) October 30, 2015   DUNHUANG, China – Over the last week and half, I had been tracing portions of the old Silk Road through the cities of Xian, Urumqi, Turpan and Dunhuang. This is a city in China’s northwestern Gansu Province, on the edge of the […]

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership as a presidential campaign issue

October 30, 2015

Trade Tripper by Jemy Gatdula (Business World) October 29, 2015   Just to continue the point made in my previous article on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP; “Should The Philippines Join The TPP?” Oct. 16), what is to be emphasized — ironically, despite the title — is not whether the Philippines should indeed join (we should, […]

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TPP beneficial for Philippine economic progress

October 28, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) October 28, 2015   Last week , I gave a backgrounder on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) (Crossroads, Oct. 14, 2015). I continue the discussion and move on to the important and inevitable question. Should we join TPP and what benefits are […]

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‘Philippines exclusion from TPP makes economic Cha-cha more urgent’

October 26, 2015

October 24, 2015 MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ non-inclusion in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade bloc has given Congress an impetus to push through with amending the economic provisions of the Constitution, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said yesterday. With the inability of the country to join the TPP, it has become more urgent for the […]

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Should the Philippines join the TPP?

October 19, 2015

Trade Tripper by Jemy Gatdula (Business World) October 15, 2015   Everybody is agog over the passing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Even people I know that only have a passing interest in international trade are all of a sudden asking, in somewhat hushed, noticeably excited tones, about its implications for the Philippines. So the […]

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

October 15, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) October 14, 2015   Last week, 12 nations in the Asia and Pacific region concluded a major treaty on trade and investment. This agreement is likely to be of far-reaching impact for the member countries of the group known as the […]

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership’s far-reaching strategic significance

July 10, 2015

Trade Tripper by Jemy Gatdula (Business World) July 9, 2015   Several developments happened almost simultaneously in the international trade world, and amusingly they all involve just three letters: T, P and A. US President Barack Obama got his Trade Promotion Authority, albeit with much acrimony, and then accordingly set his sights set on the […]

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