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RCEP members encouraged to harmonize rules
Members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership can further improve the alignment of operational guidelines across key sectors such as competition policy and trade in services to elevate mutual openness, said trade experts and foreign scholars on Sunday.
Focus on MSPO during Malaysia-EU free trade talks, says think tank
A think tank has called for the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) standard to be made the first point of dialogue between Malaysia and the European Union when discussions on a Malaysia-EU free trade agreement (FTA) resume.
Malaysia-EU FTA back on the table, says Zafrul
Malaysia is currently working on a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU), according to Investment, Trade and Industry Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz, after initial negotiations between the two parties reached an impasse about 12 years ago.
Korea, Malaysia to resume free trade talks
Korea’s trade ministry said it has agreed with Malaysia to resume their bilateral free trade agreement talks that have been stalled since 2019.
Time for Malaysia-EU free trade agreement, says Anwar
Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, proposes reigniting discussions on a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union to bolster bilateral relations and regional integration.
Indonesia and Malaysia explore ASEAN-Egypt free trade agreements
Egyptian, Malaysian, and Indonesian trade officials met to discuss efforts to explore an ASEAN-EEgypt free trade agreement, as Egypt has long been a business partner for ASEAN countries.
Malaysia needs more free trade agreements in Asean region to boost domestic economy, says Tengku Zafrul
Malaysia is looking to increase the number of free trade agreements, said its Investment, Trade and Industry Minister.
Malaysia to seal free trade deal with UAE by June, minister says
Malaysia expects to conclude a free trade agreement with the United Arab Emirates by the end of June, the country’s trade minister said, adding the deal could boost investment in Malaysia by the Gulf state’s sovereign wealth funds.
Malaysia, Indonesia seek allies in EU deforestation row
Malaysia and Indonesia want to bring other Southeast Asian countries on their side amid ongoing disputes with the European Union over environmental and deforestation regulations that are set to take effect in late 2024, with the two nations worried about the regulations’ impact on the region’s agriculture exports.
Malaysia is currently engaged in two ongoing FTA negotiations, says Tengku Zafrul
Malaysia is currently negotiating two new free trade agreements: the Malaysia-EFTA Economic Partnership Agreement and the Asean-Canada Free Trade Agreement.
Sri Lanka to sign FTA with Malaysia in February
Sri Lanka will sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Malaysia when President Ranil Wickremesinghe visits the country in February, said visiting Malaysian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Zambry Abd Kadir.
Malaysia PM proposes free trade pact between ASEAN, Gulf council
Malaysia is proposing the creation of a free trade agreement between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) its premier said on Friday at a summit of the two blocs.
Malaysian PM in Abu Dhabi for talks on free trade pact
Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim arrived in the UAE for a two-day state visit aimed at striking a free trade deal.
Malaysia considers Sri Lanka’s request to discuss FTA
Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has responded positively to Sri Lanka’s request to commence negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
Palm oil dispute won’t have bearing on Indonesia, Malaysia EU trade talks, minister says
A dispute between the European Union and major palm oil producers Indonesia and Malaysia over a new deforestation law will have no bearing on the two countries’ stalled negotiations with the bloc on free trade agreements, a Malaysian minister said.
Malaysia, UAE to launch negotiations on comprehensive trade pact
Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to launch negotiations to establish a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.
EU-Malaysia relations at risk over colonial legacy claims
A billion-dollar lawsuit between the heirs of a historic sultanate and the Malaysian government over land awards signed during the era of British imperialism, threatens to further cloud European relations with the Southeast Asian country.
Egypt, Malaysia to discuss investment opportunities in palm oil
Egypt - Minister of Trade and Industry Ahmed Samir has met with a delegation of one of the largest Malaysian companies, which is currently visiting Egypt, to discuss investment opportunities in the field of palm oil.
Memorandum submitted by Forum Kedaulatan Makanan Malaysia (Malaysia Food Sovereignty Forum) regarding the CPTPP
We who signed this memorandum would like to express concern about Malaysia’s participation in and ratification of the CPTPP which will have a large negative impact on farmers, livestock breeders and fishermen as well as on the food security and sovereignty of Malaysians in the future.
Malaysia, EU seal partnership and cooperation agreement
The European Union (EU) and Malaysia signed the EU-Malaysia Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EU-MY PCA) during the inaugural Asean-EU Commemorative Summit in Brussels on Dec 14, 2022