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RCEP Agreement for signing by November

RCEP Agreement for signing by November

Jun. 25 | Trade ministers during the 10th RCEP Intersessional Ministerial Meeting on June 23 | Photo courtesy of ASEAN Trade ministers of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and free trade agreement (FTA) partners Australia, China, Japan, Korea,...

ASEAN + Three restates commitment to open markets, continued flow of trade

ASEAN + Three restates commitment to open markets, continued flow of trade

Jun. 10 | Economic ministers during the ASEAN Plus Three virtual meeting on June 4 | Photo courtesy of ASEAN Economic ministers of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), China, Japan, and South Korea have reaffirmed the need to keep markets open for...

Vietnam to resume rice exports to PH

Vietnam to resume rice exports to PH

May. 11 | The government of Vietnam has reassured the Philippines of its commitment to resume rice exports beginning May 1, according to the Department of Finance (DOF). DOF said this is in fulfillment of the earlier consensus reached by the Association of South...

East Asia’s growth to moderate to 5.2% in 2020-21 — UNCTAD report

East Asia’s growth to moderate to 5.2% in 2020-21 — UNCTAD report

Jan. 23 | Image by Pexels from Pixabay Against an increasingly challenging external environment, East Asia is projected to grow at a more moderate pace of 5.2% in 2020 and 2021, with downside risks to the growth outlook intensifying, according to a new report from...

PH links to ASEAN Single Window’s live operations

PH links to ASEAN Single Window’s live operations

Jan. 14 | Image from Pixabay. The Philippines has finally joined the live operations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Single Window (ASW), according to the Bureau of Customs (BOC). The Philippines linked to the ASW on December 30, 2019, exchanging...

ASEAN manufacturing sector logs softest drop as output, orders rise

ASEAN manufacturing sector logs softest drop as output, orders rise

Jan. 14 | Image from freepik. Manufacturing conditions in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) deteriorated at their softest pace in December since the current downturn began in June, according to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index...

BOI exec alarmed as PH trade deficit expands 76.5% annually

BOI exec alarmed as PH trade deficit expands 76.5% annually

Jan. 4 | Image by Valdas Miskinis from Pixabay Exporting more and importing less and implementing a robust industrialization policy will help address the Philippines’ soaring trade deficit, which is already “quite alarming,” according to Board of Investments...

Upgraded ASEAN-China FTA protocol effective Aug in PH

Upgraded ASEAN-China FTA protocol effective Aug in PH

Jul. 30 | Image by aymane jdidi from Pixabay The protocol upgrading the economic cooperation agreement between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China will be implemented next month, according to the Bureau of Customs (BOC). Customs commissioner...

Incentives needed to strengthen BIMP-EAGA transport routes—MinDA

Incentives needed to strengthen BIMP-EAGA transport routes—MinDA

Jan. 8 | A policy package for potential investors is being proposed to ensure transport linkages within the Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) will not be short-lived,...

PH MSMEs fare better when exporting to non-ASEAN countries—PIDS report

PH MSMEs fare better when exporting to non-ASEAN countries—PIDS report

Dec. 19 | Philippine micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) exhibit better survival rates when they export to non-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries than to ASEAN member-nations, according to a recent study published by state think...