Trade | Dozens of grassroots groups want changes to 'secret' trade pact

Dozens of grassroots groups want changes to ‘secret’ trade pact

While some states in East and Southeast Asia favor the 16-nation RCEP trade deal, many civil society groups say it lacks transparency and public participation

August 2, 2018 2:42 PM (UTC+8)
Groups across Asia say the RCEP trade deal needs deeper public consultation and leaked drafts show provisions that could have negative impacts on half the world's population. Photo: Asia Times
Groups across Asia say the RCEP trade deal needs deeper public consultation and leaked drafts show provisions that could have negative impacts on half the world's population. Photo: Asia Times
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