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FTAs with Iran, HK, by yearend: MITI
Malaysia expects to conclude free trade agreements with Hong Kong and Iran by year-end and affirms that the FTA between Malaysia and EU is also advancing
US, Malaysia set to pursue bilateral trade talks
Both nations will establish working groups to address trade matters that include labour, intellectual property and the environment.
Malaysia in bilateral consultations with US, says US ambassador
Bilateral consultations are underway between Malaysia and the US to enhance the economic and trade relationship between the two countries in a bilateral channel.
New trade deals jeopardise EU green transport goals, NGO warns
Upcoming free trade deals with biofuel-producing countries in Asia and South America will undermine the European Union’s goals to decarbonise the transport sector.
EU will resume FTA talks with Malaysia this year
The stalled Malaysia-European Union (EU) Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) talks will be resumed sooner, said EU Ambassador and Head of Delegation to Malaysia.
Towards a people’s charter on trade
Free trade agreements have been the battering rams that have been used by the political elite of advanced countries to create a lop-sided economy that favours billionaires.
Proposed Sri Lanka-Malaysia FTA advances into scoping stage
Discussions on the proposed Sri Lanka-Malaysia free trade agreement have advanced into the scoping stage.
Differences over ‘TPP minus 1’ between NZ, Malaysia highlight obstacles to pact
Some nations such as New Zealand, Australia and Japan have been pushing for the deal to continue, but Malaysia’s Trade Minister Mustapa Mohamed said his country was less keen to proceed.
Avoid changing TPP-related laws that damage the health of Malaysians
The Consumers’ Association of Penang calls on the Malaysian government not to make changes to the law relating to intellectual property rights to comply with the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
Malaysia-EU FTA talks to include palm oil resolutions
The free trade agreement negotiations between Malaysia and the European Union will include a discussion on the recent resolution by the EU parliament to phase out the use of certain vegetable oils.
With TPP dead, what’s next for its critics?
Among recurring public concerns in almost all modern trade deals include the patent rights for medicine, the import of agricultural products, and the ISDS provision where companies can sue a state for alleged discrimination.
Hope RCEP will be in place at early date with Indian help
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has hoped that the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement will be in place at an earlier date with encouragement from India.
Mustapa: We are ready to resume FTA talks with European Union
Malaysia is ready to resume negotiations on a free trade agreement with the European Union following the withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership
EFTA and Malaysia hold eighth round of negotiations
Negotiations between EFTA and Malaysia have been ongoing since March 2014. The two sides have held eight rounds of negotiations, as well as intersessional expert meetings.
Mustapa: RCEP is next best option to junked TPPA
International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said Malaysia is not keen to salvage the TPPA with the other 10 nations after the United States pulled out of the trade pact.
Malaysia-GCC trade deal on hold for now
International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said Malaysia is keen to revive the framework agreement but there have been challenges.
Bilateral trade deals ’more realistic’ option: Mustapa
In the absence of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, bilateral trade agreements with trading partners would be a ‘doable and more realistic’ option for Malaysia, International Trade and Industry Minister said.
With TPP’s demise, Malaysia to explore new markets for trade - Ahmad Maslan
Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan said Malaysia would continue to focus on efforts to conclude the RCEP negotiations as the TPP would not be implemented.
Palm oil exports to Iran to grow by up to 40% next year
The Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry is positive Malaysia’s total export of palm oil and palm oil products to Iran will grow by 30%-40% under a preferential or free trade agreement.
US’ withdrawal no cause for celebration with Malaysia’s anti-TPPA groups
Local critics are not rejoicing over the United States’ withdrawal from the TPP deal, cautioning instead that the trade pact may be revived or survive in other forms.