RCEP

Joint Statement of Korean Civil Societies on ISDS in RCEP negotiation

Trade Minister of South Korea should not undermine the ISDS reform objectives pursued by the Prime Minister On July 12, 2019, the Korean Prime Minister officially stated at the National Assembly that he “agreed to abolish investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS)”.[1] This remark is in line with the recommendation of UN human rights experts to UNCITRAL member …

CSOs’ letter to RCEP negotiators calling for meaningful consultation sessions

Dear Ministers of Trade & Negotiators from RCEP Negotiating Countries, The 20th round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations is taking place from 17-28 October 2017 in Songdo, Korea. [1] RCEP negotiations include chapters on goods, services, investment, intellectual property etc and the proposed provisions in these chapters affect the daily lives of the …

Written Opinion on RCEP to South Korean Government and Request for a Face-to-Face Meeting and Public Hearings

This is English translation of the written opinion (Korean) submitted to the Korean Ministry of Trade on July 25, 2016. For PDF file, click here (Korean text, English text). Pursuant to Article 8 of the Act on the Procedures for Concluding Commercial Treaties and the Implementation Thereof, we, the undersigned organizations and individuals, submit a written …