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Malaysia govt will address concerns over surge in imports from China
Many Malaysian manufacturers are struggling to survive the influx of Chinese goods since the China-ASEAN FTA came into effect on 1 January 2010.
Malaysia may be keen to take part in regional trade pact
Malaysia is not attending the TPP’s first meeting in Australia next month.
Trans-Pacific pact will provide better results, says AMCHAM
US businesses in Malaysia said a broader trade pact like the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement will provide better results than the stalled US-Malaysia free trade agreement (FTA) talks.
EU keen to step up FTA dialogues with Malaysia
Malaysia can have a free trade pact with the European Union (EU), EU ambassador Vincent Piket said, the second in Asean after Singapore.
Malaysia committed to Asean-China FTA
The Malaysian government is committed to the regional free trade agreement (FTA) with China that came into force on Jan 1, although some parties have expressed concerns the trade liberalisation agreement would hurt local manufacturers.
China-ASEAN FTA to boost Malaysian palm oil export
The full implementation of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (FTA) is expected to boost the export of Malaysia’s palm oil industry, especially to China
Washington awaits KL’s decision on TPP
The United States is still awaiting Malaysia’s decision on whether to join the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations.
Miti to make decision on Malaysia-US FTA talks soon
Trade Minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed hopes to find out in a few weeks if the country should still pursue a free trade area deal with the US, its biggest trading partner, or join a regional pact instead.
Official: Malaysia, a springboard for China to penetrate ASEAN
Malaysia can be the springboard for China’s investors and entrepreneurs to penetrate the ASEAN market, a Malaysian official said on Tuesday.
FTA deal with Chile to be sealed soon
Malaysia is close to finalising its first Free Trade Area (FTA) deal with Chile and the Latin American leader plans to sign it during a visit to Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia-US FTA dialogue still stalled
The dialogue between Malaysia and the United States on the Free Trade Agreement (FTA), stalled since the middle of last year, has seen no new development, said the Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Mustapa Mohamed.
Australia-Malaysia FTA Should Be Comprehensive - Envoy
Australia is looking forward to a comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) with Malaysia but has set no timeframe to conclude negotiations on it.
Free trade deal buoys Fonterra
Fonterra chairman Sir Henry van der Heyden says the dairy co-operative will step up investment within Asia because of the Malaysian free trade deal.
PM: Trade deal big step for economy
John Key says the signing of a free trade deal with Malaysia is another vital move towards a "step change" for the New Zealand economy.
M’sia, NZ sign FTA
Malaysia and New Zealand signed a free trade deal on Monday after four years of negotiations, in an agreement Malaysia hopes will see it become a gateway to investment in Southeast Asia.
For safety’s sake
Malaysia is about to adopt its biosafety regulations despite pressure from the US Biotechnology Industry Organisation that called on the US trade representative to reject mandatory labelling of GM products in the US-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement, claiming that labelling is tantamount to trade barrier.
Malaysia plans to start FTA talks with GCC countries
Malaysia hopes to start negotiations for a free trade agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council countries this week.
US-Malaysia: One hitch may be taken off FTA talks
One obstacle in US-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement talks may be taken off the table following high-powered discussions on government procurement between the two trade partners.
US may use trade deal with Malaysia as model: MIER
The US is keen to sign a free trade agreement with Malaysia and to use it as a role model for the world’s largest economy to sign similar agreements with other Muslim countries, says the executive director of the Malaysia Institute of Economic Research
FTA with NZ to improve time frames
The bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) between Malaysia and New Zealand, which is expected to be inked by year-end, seeks to improve the time frames agreed on earlier under the Asean-Australia and New Zealand FTA.