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Dhaka to form body to negotiate signing FTA with Malaysia
Bangladesh will form a committee to negotiate signing Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Malaysia.
A free trade agreement for the worse
It claim that the CPTPP would boost Malaysia’s economic growth by greatly increasing export, but potentially would increase more in imports.
South Korea and Malaysia to conclude FTA this year
The South Korean and Malaysian governments declared the initiation of bilateral FTA negotiations on June 27 and will be going to complete the negotiations by November this year.
No respite in sight for edible oil processors from cheap imports
Malaysia bets big on RCEP with India as RCEP is set to pose a major challenge of cheaper imports of refined products.
A Bad Free Trade Agreement Is Worse than Nothing
With growing economic conflicts triggered by US President Donald Trump’s novel neo-mercantilist approach to overcoming his nation’s economic malaises, many voices now argue that bad free trade agreements are better than nothing.
Asia Pacific trade pact can go on without India ‘for the time being:’ Malaysian PM Mahathir
Prime minister of Malaysia willing to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) without India “for the time being.”
As palm oils get dumped, processors become packers
India’s edible oil security at stake as palm oil imports continue to rise unabated under the India-Malaysia FTA
Mahathir’s tilt to China smooths the way for Beijing in Southeast Asia
Always known as a fiercely non-aligned leader, Malaysia’s Prime Minister has changed his tune on the Belt and Road.
Malaysian minister: ‘Palm oil is a deal-braker for EU-ASEAN trade relations’
Malaysian minister warned that Malaysia would adopt retaliatory measures to penalise European products if the ban goes ahead as planned. Furthermore, the ASEAN will not sign a partnership agreement with the EU unless palm oil is allowed again.
Malaysia signs Asean trade in services agreement
Malaysia has signed the Asean Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) and the Fourth Protocol to Amend the Asean Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA).
Ongoing review of FTA to increase trade volume
Bilateral trade between Turkey and Malaysia can be increased through expanding the scope of the FTA which is currently under the review of the two governments.
Fresh move to sign FTA with Malaysia
Bangladesh will resume the long-stalled negotiation on free trade pact with Malaysia soon to pave the way for a greater trade and investment opportunities for both countries.
Malaysia might continue suspending FTA talks with EU and EFTA
Malaysia may continue to suspend FTA talks with the EU and EFTA until the issue of unfair and discriminatory practices against palm oil is resolved.
Indonesia, Malaysia send letter protesting EU palm oil curbs
The leaders of Indonesia and Malaysia sent a letter of objection to the European Union criticizing its decision to no longer consider palm oil as a green fuel and threatening the bloc’s ties with the countries.
Ong: More time needed to decide on CPTPP
Malaysia needs more time to decide whether it will ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
How palm oil sparked a diplomatic row between Europe and southeast Asia
From threats to cancel UK defence deals to pledges to stop imports of Norwegian salmon, European moves to restrict palm oil have enraged Malaysia and Indonesia.
South Korea to conclude FTAs with Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines soon
South Korean Trade Minister said that the South Korean government would conclude free trade agreements (FTAs) with Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines in the near future.
Putrajaya hopes India lowers palm import tariff via RCEP
Malaysian government hopes India would lower the import tariff for palm oil products further after concluding negotiations on the RCEP, a move that could increase demand for the commodity.
S. Korea, Malaysia to negotiate bilateral FTA
South Korea and Malaysia leaders agreed to get started on negotiating a bilateral free trade agreement, aiming to strike the deal within this year.
Kian Ming: RCEP trade liberalisation still being deliberated
Malaysian Minister said the level of trade liberalisation under the proposed RCEP is still being extensively deliberated among participating countries.