Philippines EU GSP+ status hangs in the...

22 January, 2018 at 18:00

The status of the country’s Generalized Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) with the European Union (EU) continues to hang in the balance as the trade bloc hit anew human rights conditions in the Philippines…

Japan–EU negotiations racing against protectionism

6 July, 2017 at 13:00

The Japan–EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations appear to be coming down to the wire. Both sides are aiming to reach a framework agreement prior to the G20 summit on 7 July.

[OPINION] Guilty as charged?

25 May, 2017 at 17:13

I am still trying to understand the statement of Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez not to accept the EU’s offer of a grant of about $280 million because it would involve a review of our adherence to the rule of law.

EU threatens trade sanctions vs PH

18 May, 2017 at 11:59

The European Union (EU) threatened trade sanctions against the Philippines over the government’s war on drugs, a Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) official confirmed on Monday.

Rody’s ‘unsettling’ rhetoric driving away EU investors

24 February, 2017 at 16:30

Investors from Europe are having second thoughts about setting up shop or expanding in the Philippines and are considering other Southeast Asian countries as alternative due to President Duterte’s unsettling rhetoric.

Gov’t gearing up for RCEP, EU trade...

28 December, 2016 at 10:58

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

‘P********!’ Duterte blasts E.U. anew

24 October, 2016 at 16:00

President Rodrigo Duterte’s colorful language was in full swing on Friday as he hammered the European Union again on Friday for allegedly threatening to cut aid.

Peza locators seek to be placated as...

4 October, 2016 at 10:25

More investors are raising concerns about what they perceive as a growing instability under the Duterte administration, which they believe may erode the country’s attractiveness as an investment destination and derail the gains achieved over the past several years.

Killing foreign investment?

29 September, 2016 at 15:30

It is absolutely your right and even obligation to vehemently agree or disagree with any and everything President Duterte says.

EU cites difficulty in promoting PH as...

28 September, 2016 at 17:30

European Union (EU) businessmen yesterday said it will take more effort to promote the Philippines as an investment destination as European businesses have shown disinterest in light of the stand of the 27-regional bloc on the issue of alleged extrajudicial killings thrown against the Duterte administration.

‘Business as usual’ on economic, commercial side

28 September, 2016 at 09:05

The Department of Trade and Industry is optimistic that investor confidence in the local economy will remain strong despite some nasty remarks made by President Duterte.

The dirty finger

23 September, 2016 at 10:51

European businessmen and prospective travelers were expressing concern about instability in the Philippines even before President Duterte cussed at the European Union and flashed the dirty finger.

GSP+ perks feared casualty in bloody war...

5 August, 2016 at 14:00

As bodies pile up in the government’s unrelenting war on illegal drugs, experts have warned of collateral damage among seemingly unrelated quarters like trade.

EU and the Philippines launch negotiations for...

23 December, 2015 at 11:19

“Launching negotiations with the Philippines will represent an important milestone in the EU-Philippine relations and a further evidence of the EU’s commitment to Southeast Asia.”

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