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PSI Joins Rally Questioning Mega Trade Deal RCEP

27 July 2017
Photo: Benny Kuruvilla
Hundreds marched in the streets of Hyderabad on 24 July 2017 in opposition to the 19th round of negotiations of the mega 16 nation Free Trade Agreement (FTA) called the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Over 500 negotiators are meeting from 17-28 July in secret to deregulate laws to further open up markets in agriculture, services and manufacturing. Stricter Intellectual Property (IP) laws that will constrain access to medicines and seeds and investment provisions that will allow Corporations to sue Governments are also on the agenda.
The rally was organised by the Peoples Resistance Forum Against FTAs and RCEP of which PSI is a member represented by All India National Life Insurance Employees Federation and National and Indian National Municipal and Local Bodies Workers Federation.

Photos by Benny Kuruvilla

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