Asia Pacific Free Trade agreement isinusulong ni PBBM

Asia Pacific Free Trade agreement isinusulong ni PBBM

November 19, 2022 @ 9:31 AM 2 weeks ago


MANILA, Philippines – Isinulong ni Pangulong  Ferdinand Marcos Jr.  ang  free trade agreement sa mga member economies ng  Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

Tinukoy ng Pangulo ang kahalagahan ng ekonomiya at tugunan ang COVID-19 pandemic.

Sa isang working lunch sa isinagawang APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, nanawagan  si Pangulong Marcos sa mga economies member  na palakasin ang global trade  dahil ito ang ‘central feature’ sa pagtugon sa pandemiya at pangsuporta sa economic recovery.

“We have many opportunities within member economies to promote free trade,” ang naging pahayag ni Pangulong Marcos sa mga  global leaders.

“Fostering open markets with predictable and fair rules and a functioning system to adjudicate disputes are the hallmarks of a responsive and relevant multilateral trading systems to build a robust global economy towards greener, more inclusive, and resilient societies,” dagdag na pahayag nito.

Umaasa kasi ang Thailand  na maitutulak ang talakayan sa  Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP), naglalayong lagyan ng  trading frameworks ang mga member economies ng APEC.

Kasama sa 21 miyembro ng APEC  ang Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Pilipinas, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Estados Unidos at Vietnam.

“A free, fair, open, and non-discriminatory, transparent, inclusive, and predictable trade and investment environment would have economies practice responsible policy-making that is crucial in ensuring that everyone can fully participate and benefit from trade,” ang wika ni Pangulong Marcos.

Samantala, sinabi naman ni Multilateral Affairs and International Economic Relations Assistant Secretary Eric Gerardo Tamayo na ang muling pasiglahin  ang talakayan ukol sa FTAAP ay kabilang sa  “dynamic priorities” sa  post-COVID-19 economy. Kris Jose