Given the new developments regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Malaysia should withdraw from the agreement, stop implementing changes in domestic laws and policies designed to comply with it and not rush into negotiations with the US on a bilateral deal, says Consumers Association of Penang
Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Ahmad Maslan said that Malaysia was ready with other alternatives, such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
Pakistan and Malaysia are negotiating to further reduce duties on existing and additional tariff lines under the FTA to facilitate businesses of both countries.
President Datuk Syed Ali Alattas to take advantage of Sudan’s free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union by investing in the African country.
States such as Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines, which used to lean toward the United States (US), may now be seeking to find more favor with the Chinese.
With the TPP agreement dead what’s next for Malaysia’s trade agenda? One possibility is to pursue Asean’s Regional Comprehensive and Economic Partnership (RCEP)
RCEP member countries will try to bridge the gaps in several areas, including the movement of goods, during rounds of meetings scheduled in 2017.
Malaysia and Pakistan, currently negotiating a further reduction of duties on existing and additional tariff lines under a free trade agreement (FTA), are expected to finalise it in the first quarter next year.
Malaysia will embark on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) talks with Iran to take advantage of the potential growth of bilateral business.
The Cabinet meeting agreed to proceed with the amendments to the laws relating to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
Malaysia and Sri Lanka have agreed to explore the possibility of initiating the Malaysia-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement in efforts to promote trade between the two countries.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is making progress on reducing non-tariff barriers as threats to global trade rise,
Negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), championed by China, will likely be substantially concluded by the end of next year, Malaysia’s International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed said.
MITI Secretary-General Jayashiri says government is in the process of amending laws to support the trade pact and have identified 18 thus far.
Malaysia and the European Union may resume stalled free trade talks by the end of 2016, the Southeast Asian state’s premier said Wednesday in Germany
Malaysia is on track to complete the TPPA ratification process by the February 2018 deadline but it will find ways to engage with countries that it does not have free trade agreements with in the off chance that the deal falls through.
The Asean-European Union free-trade agreement negotiations will not be affected by Brexit, Malaysia’s International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said.
Malaysia hopes more emphasis and concrete measures will be given to realise the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
"The Administration appears to be resolute in forging a flawed trade agreement with countries that currently violate fundamental labor and human rights."
Negotiations between EFTA and Malaysia have been ongoing since April 2014. The two sides have held seven rounds of negotiations, as well as intersessional expert meetings