Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

Is the RCEP the TPP by another name?

The TPP failed because its corporate agenda was so damaging for people and the planet that it faced overwhelming opposition worldwide. But global corporations and some governments, including the Australian government, are pushing to repeat the same failed model in other trade agreements. First in line is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). 

But is the RCEP just the TPP by another name? Read our explainer here.

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Trading Privatisation Forum August 31 Sydney

This forum will examine how trade agreements like TiSA, the TPP and the RCEP promote deregulation, commercialisation and privatisation of services ranging from health, education and childcare, aged care and disability care to public transport, energy and water. It will also discuss strategies to defeat them.

AFTINET / PSI  seminar: Trading Privatisation on trade in services in TiSA, RCEP and other trade agreements.

Huge community movement challenges RCEP in Hyderabad, India

July 24, 2017: Media Alert: “The Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network strongly supports the community mobilisation taking place in India on July 24 to challenge TPP-like corporate proposals in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership,” said AFTINET Convenor Dr Patricia Ranald today.

“Concerted campaigning by public health, trade union and environmental organisations stopped the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but the same agenda for corporate powers to sue governments and stronger monopolies on medicines and seeds is emerging in the RCEP.