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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 

This paper will explore the role of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) in assisting the Philippines towards integrating into the global energy markets. Since the year 2007, the Philippines has enjoyed the status of “observer by invitation” to the Energy Charter Conference (ECC). However, following a recent decision of the ECC, the status of states as “observer by invitation”was abolished effective as of December 31, 20161. States which were previously observers by invitation to the ECC need to sign one of two political declarations, the 2015 International Energy Charter or the 1991 European Energy Charter, in order to retain their observer status. 


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