FTA - updates

Rappler's latest stories on FTA


Senate approves PH deal with European Free Trade Association states

Mar 05, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, and Norway will accord duty-free market access to all industrial and fishery products from the Philippines

Cebu Pacific launches program to train future Filipino pilots in Australia

Oct 24, 2017 - 4:50 PM

The airline will initially shoulder $25 million to train 250 cadet pilots, who will become Cebu Pacific First Officers and can pay back the investment through salary deductions

News Briefs: February 22, 2017

Feb 22, 2017 - 10:12 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday February 22

UK trade envoy: Brexit opens door to new era of trade with PH

Aug 27, 2016 - 12:59 PM

Richard Graham MP Prime Minister Theresa May s handpicked trade envoy to the Philippines says negative perceptions on extrajudicial killings in the Philippines are unlikely to affect potential UK investments

Why APEC trade repository will benefit small businesses

Nov 15, 2015 - 4:09 PM

UPDATED The portal which is a work in progress is aimed to provide timely information for micro small and medium enterprises to navigate cross border trade

PORTAL. (From left) DTI assistant secretary Rodolfo Ceferino; Mama Sita president Clara Reyes-Lapus; and Bureau of Import Services director Luis M. Catibayan launch on Sunday, November 15, 2015, the APEC trade repository, an online portal aimed to arm micro, small, and medium enterprises with information relevant to cross-border trade. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PH wants agri products included in European free trade pact

Jul 19, 2015 - 9:59 PM

Despite European Free Trade Association s small size the Philippines is expected to benefit from direct investments by its rich member states

Canada targets free trade agreement with PH in 2015

Jun 30, 2015 - 9:23 PM

Canada has no free trade agreement yet with any ASEAN member We want the Philippines to be our gateway in the ASEAN integration says Canadian Ambassador Neil Reeder

ASEAN GATEWAY. Canada has no FTA yet with any ASEAN member. We want the Philippines to be our gateway in the ASEAN integration, Canadian Ambassador Neil Reeder says. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/ Rappler

Chevrolet Philippines drives toward ASEAN integration and beyond

Oct 11, 2014 - 5:38 PM

The company remains optimistic of its Philippine market despite challenges from the pending Philippine automotive industry road map and ASEAN integration

Japan, China, S. Korea to start FTA talks: reports

Nov 15, 2012 - 4:02 PM

The meeting will be held on November 20 on the sidelines of an East Asia summit in Cambodia public broadcaster NHK says despite a spike in tensions between Tokyo and its neighbors over two separate territorial disputes

Robust growth keeps PH on track to AEC 2015

Oct 23, 2012 - 11:37 AM

The Philippines strong economic growth is paving the way to the country s successful integration into the ASEAN by 2015

Free trade agreements 'more political than economic'

Sep 03, 2012 - 1:39 AM

State owned think tank PIDS say Free Trade Agreements are more political than economic