ITUC-AP Warns Against Conclusion of RCEP at Bangkok – Unions For Trade Justice

ITUC-AP Warns Against Conclusion of RCEP at Bangkok

The ITUC-AP strongly called upon the negotiating governments of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to keep their own commitment to ‘foster an open, inclusive and rules-based trading system, and to demonstrate to the work that it is possible to make trade work for all’ by rejecting further negotiations and any conclusion at the 3rd RCEP Summit to be held on 4th November 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Mr. Shoya Yoshida, General Secretary of the ITUC-AP, expressed his grave concern about the current path of the negotiations, shrouded with secrecy, toward an agreement that will just destroy people’s livelihoods, our communities, the environment and even a sound industrial base with inequality and vulnerability being further deteriorated. “The RCEP parties must correct the path of the negotiations to meet their ambition for people by listening to the voices of workers and communities in the statement”, he said with emphasis.

See the ITUC statement here

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