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A guide to the TPPA–Why Bantah?
The TPPA may be a free trade agreement in form, but it is an imperialist regulatory agreement in substance.
FTAs actually restrict free trade
We are told that when trade is free, there will be more trade and nations will prosper. To achieve even freer trade the nations of the world must enter into free trade agreements.
IP Rights chapter of TPP far from final, says ministry
The Intellectual Property (IP) Rights chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is far from being finalised.
TPPA gets hostile response during public meeting
A public consultation session here intended to gather feedback on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) garnered mostly hostile response from the participants.
Nurul Izzah: Don’t bow down to pressure on TPP
Malaysia’s Parti Keadilan Rakyat VP Nurul Izzah Anwar has accused the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of bowing down to pressure when it agreed to clauses on investor-state dispute settlement in negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
TPPA: NGOs want medical and tobacco business excluded in free trade talks
Malaysia should exclude medical and tobacco businesses in the ongoing free trade talks under the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).
Malaysia detains 14 trans-Pacific free trade deal protesters
Malaysian police on Saturday detained 14 people protesting against ongoing negotiations for a huge trans-Pacific free trade deal.
Malaysian socialists oppose Pacific free trade agreement
The Socialist Party of Malaysia has no illusion about the true colours and intent of the TPPA/FTA as an agenda of US mega corporations.
3 chambers say aye to TPP, but ACCCIM wants China included
Chambers of commerce in the country have lent their support to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations, saying it promotes a secure and mutually beneficial trade environment and brings greater opportunities for participating countries.
18th round of TPP negotiations to be held in Sabah
The 18th Round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Negotiations will be held from July 15 – 25, in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
Next round of EU-Malaysia FTA talks to resume in Q4, says envoy
The next round of negotiations on the EU-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement is expected to resume in the fourth quarter, says Ambassador & Head of Delegation of the European Union to Malaysia, Luc Vandebon.
What are BITs, FTAs and the TPPA?
Malaysia should learn from Peru’s experience and be most cautious about signing any BITs or FTAs that a company like Lynas may later use against Malaysia.
TPP to open up new market opportunities and horizons for Malaysians, says FMM
The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) is of the view that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) would open up new market opportunities and horizons for Malaysians to take advantage of the international marketplace, says FMM president Tan Sri Yong Poh Kon.
MITI brief on the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Briefing paper from Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry as it prepares to host the next round of TPP negotiations on July 15-25 in Kota Kinabalu
Malay business group says no to free trade deal, wants debate in Parliament
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement should be debated in Parliament, the Malay Economic Action Council said today when voicing its objection to Malaysia’s inking of the free-trade agreement.
Malaysia and the TPPA
If we put the USTR Report on foreign trade barriers, together with discussions surrounding the ‘leaked’ TPPA chapters and texts on investment, intellectual property, regulatory coherence and transparency, among others, we get a clearer picture of what’s at stake, what changes are being planned to our laws, regulations and policies, and who are the stakeholders who stand to benefit the most from those changes.
M’sians must reject the US trade deal
One of the least discussed and least reported issues is the Obama administration’s effort to bring the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement to the forefront, an oppressive plurilateral US-led free trade agreement currently being negotiated with several Pacific Rim countries, including Malaysia.
Senate passes Malaysia free trade deal
Senators on Thursday approved legislation to implement the agreement, which will lead to almost all Australian goods being able to enter Malaysia free of import duties.
Malaysia aims to conclude Asean-India Free Trade Agreement by December
Malaysia aims to conclude the Asean-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in the services and investment sectors by early December, said Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
Asean-India FTA negotiations reach deadlock
Negotiations to widen the Asean-India free trade agreement in the services and investment sectors have reached a deadlock.