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The Philippines - On The Path Towards Integration Into The Global Energy Markets: The Role Of The Energy Charter Treaty

by Clariesse Jami Mari A. Chan - 2018 

In 2007, The Philippines had expressed its interest in signing the European Energy Charter of 1991. Nonetheless, for some years the signing process has not moved forward due to bureaucratic obstacles and, in one instance, due to the resignation of officials. This paper aims to show that pursuing the signing process – and in effect retaining its observer status to the Energy Charter Conference – would be beneficial to the Philippines. Furthermore, it will also be argued that acceding to the Energy Charter Treaty would be very advantageous for the country.

The Occasional Paper is available in English.


The contents of this work are the author's sole responsibility. They do not necessarily represent the views of the Energy Charter Secretariat or any members of the Energy Charter Treaty.