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Malaysia eyes fresh free trade talks with EU
As the EU secures trade deals with Southeast Asian nations, Malaysian industry groups are pushing to restart trade talks. Experts say a free trade agreement would boost post-pandemic recovery in both regions.
Azmin: Miti targets to get Cabinet mandate for trans-Pacific trade pact direction this October
The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) targets to receive the mandate from the Cabinet to determine the direction of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in October this year.
D-8 nations should sign PTAs
Nations of the D-8 should sign a much-needed preferential trade agreement to remove tariff and non-tariff barriers, ministers and entrepreneurs of the trade bloc said.
MITI: Malaysia to ratify RCEP by year-end
Malaysia is looking towards ratifying the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement by the end of this year, the International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) deputy secretary-general (Industry) Datuk Seri Norazman Ayob said.
M’sia’s goods trade balance to worsen post-RCEP
Malaysia’s goods trade balance will decline by 36% or US$4 billion (RM16.4 billion) per annum, post the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), according to a report by the Global Development Policy Centre of Boston University.
Tehran, Kuala Lumpur getting closer to sign PTA
After nearly four years of negotiations, Iran and Malaysia are getting closer to the signing of a long-awaited preferential trade agreement.
Vietnam’s EU trade deal fails to inspire COVID-hit neighbors
Southeast Asian countries facing the daunting challenge of kick-starting economic recoveries from COVID-19 are showing little interest in a step that could help — fast-tracking free trade talks with the European Union.
Iran, Malaysia discuss preferential trade agreement
The third round of talks for signing a preferential trade agreement between Iran and Malaysia was held through video conference, an official with Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) announced.
Azmin: Malaysia to address sensitive issues before deciding on CPTPP ratification
Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is engaging with stakeholders to get feedback on sensitive issues such as government procurement before deciding on the ratification of the CPTPP.
Govt focusing on RCEP before looking at other FTAs – Azmin
The government is currently focusing on the RCEP negotiations before looking at other FTAs, including the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Why is Malaysia still committed to the CPTPP fraud?
It is now abundantly clear that the CPTPP has not only proved irrelevant in the face trade protectionism but would actually strengthen IPRs, raising the costs of Covid-19 tests, treatments and vaccines.
Organization in charge of Jeju Yerae Residential Resort Complex to pay over US$100 million to Malaysia’s Berjaya Group
Berjaya is to receive US$104.3 million and to withdraw the notice of intent that it submitted to seek investor-state dispute settlement arbitration for a sum of US$3.42 billion.
Palm oil politics still threaten EU–Malaysia ties
The European Union is Malaysia’s third-largest trading partner and is its largest source of foreign direct investment, and Malaysia is a major exporter of raw materials to the European Union. But politics over palm oil threaten their relationship.
UK keen on joint committee to boost bilateral trade post-Brexit
The British government remains hopeful of setting up a joint committee to boost bilateral trade and investment with Malaysia amid changes to the federal government.
The European Commission’s palm oil conundrum
With new regulatory changes now taking place on the basis of the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) II of 2018, Indonesia and Malaysia are trying to come to terms with the implications for their global palm oil market strategy and domestic production.
EU trade chief downbeat on China accord, other Asian deals
A planned EU-China investment agreement looks unlikely to be struck by September as planned because of the coronavirus outbreak, European Union trade chief Phil Hogan said.
Economic diplomacy: APEC’s future, digital trade deals, and green debt
Malaysian PM Mahathir controls the credibility of APEC, and China controls how emerging economies cut carbon emissions.
Without EU FTA, Malaysia to lose out — ambassador
While the Malaysia-European Union (EU) trade and investment flows have been stable thus far, Malaysia’s trade advantages could decrease in the future, as negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) with the bloc remain suspended.
Why race against clock on trade pact ‘shrouded with secrecy’, asks NGO group
A coalition of 61 NGOs has asked the government the reason for racing against the clock in concluding the world’s largest trade pact — the RCEP — with details “shrouded in secrecy”.
India’s review of its ASEAN FTA won’t affect RCEP talks - Darell
India’s decision to review its free trade agreement (FTA) with ASEAN is not seen as affecting the talks on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which are expected to be completed by year-end.