THE European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations said on Friday the two blocs would try to revive plans for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between them, as European countries look to tap the region’s strong growth.
THE EUROPEAN Union is monitoring the government’s plan to bring back the death penalty, with the Philippines’ eligibility for a preferential trade arrangement at stake, an EU official said.
THE PHILIPPINES is gearing up to negotiate two big free trade agreements (FTA) next year, as countries under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) approach a consensus on the partnership’s terms, and with trade talks with the European Union (EU) set to resume in the first quarter next year.
THE Philippines is seeking to access markets like China, the world’s top importer of sugar, to diversify its trade, which is heavily weighted towards the United States, an official with the sugar regulator said.
EUROPEAN UNION (EU) businesses are bullish on investing in the Philippines, according to the Department of Finance (DoF), following meetings between ambassadors from the bloc and Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III.
THE feed-in-tariff allowance, a fund collected from electricity consumers and given to renewable energy developers, is among the energy-related outlays that the Department of Energy (DoE) is considering for the P3-billion aid extended by the European Union (EU).
THE European Union (EU) has P6 billion waiting to be tapped by proponents of energy projects in the Philippines, with the possibility of replenishing the allocation depending on how the money is spent, the EU ambassador to the Philippines said on Friday.
A CIVIL society group expressed concerns about the proposed European Union-Philippines Free Trade Agreement on Sunday, a day before accord negotiations are set to begin in Brussels, Belgium on Monday.
GREGORY L. DOMINGO yesterday formally turned over the reins of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to incoming Secretary Adrian S. Cristobal, Jr., who will have about half a year to hold office before a new Philippine president is sworn in.
THE PHILIPPINES should focus on addressing a number of issues — including its poor infrastructure and the way the government does business — for it to reap the full benefits of a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU).