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Twelve-country report on FTAs
A report on the status of FTA fever in 12 Asian countries: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
Driving a hard bargain: Trade agreements easier said than done
Japan is proving a tough negotiator for countries with their hopes pinned on FTAs.
Japan, Malaysia end free-trade talks without agreement
Japan and Malaysia ended three days of talks on a free-trade agreement (FTA) on Saturday still divided over removing import duties on certain products such as Japanese cars, a news report said.
Japan: FTA talks with 3 nations at crucial stage
Japan’s ongoing negotiations over free trade agreements with Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand are entering a crucial stage.
Malaysia, Pakistan plan free trade talks
Malaysia and Pakistan have agreed to start negotiations that could lead to a free trade agreement.
Japan: FTA deals deadlocked
Japan’s separate negotiations with Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and South Korea for bilateral free trade agreements have run into a brick wall.
Malaysia, India hold talks on FTA
Malaysia is holding negotiations with India on establishing an ASEAN-India Free Trade Area (FTA), covering trade in goods, services and investment, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) CEO Datuk Merlyn Kasimir said today.
Malaysia to push for India-ASEAN FTA
Malaysia today said it was leading the negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between India and ASEAN and would offer a ’springboard’ for Indian corporates willing to tap the potential markets in the region.
Mah: Malaysia is intensifying talks on FTA
Malaysia is raising efforts in negotiating for free trade agreements (FTA) with some of its major trading partners, said Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Mah Siew Keong Wednesday.
NZ-Malaysia to look at possible trade deal
New Zealand and Malaysia have agreed to undertake scoping studies on a possible free trade deal, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said yesterday.
KL and Seoul to study possibility of free trade pact
Visiting Malaysian Premier also discusses North Korea, education, tourism and business with South Korean leader.
Australia and Malaysia explore FTA
Australia and Malaysia have paved the way for a free trade agreement between the two countries.
M’sia to assess free trade deal prospects with Australia
Australia and Malaysia will examine the possibility of a free trade agreement today at a meeting of senior government officials, Trade Minister Mark Vaile’s office said.
Free trade with Malaysia chokes on car protection
Japan plans to ask Malaysia to abandon protection of its domestic car industry during free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations this week, government sources have said.
MTD Capital wins case against Chile
MTD Capital Bhd has won in its legal dispute against the government of Chile in respect of its investment in a housing project in the country.
US and Malaysia sign TIFA
The United States and Malaysia have signed an agreement to set up a special forum to address trade issues, Washington’s fifth such pact with export-driven Southeast Asian nations.
MierScope: FTA with the US makes good sense
A US-Malaysia FTA will demand strong obligations from Malaysia. It will push us towards greater liberalisation. Complain as we may that such an FTA will be an instrument of economic imperialism, it will not be pragmatic to deny it.
FTA talks in cards with Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines - Japan
Japan will hold free-trade talks early next year with Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Thursday.
Japan-Malaysia EPA: Joint Study Group Report
During his visit to five ASEAN countries including Malaysia in January 2002, the Prime Minister of Japan, H.E. Mr. Junichiro Koizumi, proposed the “Initiative for Japan-ASEAN Comprehensive Economic Partnership”, to which the then Prime Minister of Malaysia, H.E. Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad gave his full support.