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Bangladesh keen to sign FTA with Malaysia: Finance Minister
Bangladesh is keen to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Malaysia, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said at a bilateral meeting with a Malaysian delegation.
Govt urged to ratify trans-Pacific trade deal soonest possible
The Malaysian Rubber Products Manufacturers Association has urged the government to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership as soon as possible.
Malaysia, Turkiye to expedite negotiations on free trade agreement expansion
Malaysia and Turkiye have committed to continue to work expeditiously to accelerate the completion of negotiations on the expansion of the Malaysia-Turkiye Free Trade Agreement (MTFTA) as soon as possible
Indo-Pacific Economic Framework seeks to protect US, not Malaysian, interests
The Consumers’ Association of Penang is extremely concerned over the announcement by Senior Minister of International Trade and Industry that Malaysia will join a new economic agreement led by the United States.
US-led Asia trade pact eyes clean energy, supply chains
US President Joe Biden has announced a new economic framework deal for Asia-Pacific designed to boost investment in clean energy infrastructure, drive decarbonisation efforts and strengthen regional supply chains.
Malaysia touts trade access as US Indo-Pacific plan only a ’good beginning’
Malaysia views US President Joe Biden’s proposed Indo-Pacific economic bloc as a welcome initiative but sees a bigger immediate opportunity in selling its access to a China-led trade pact.
My Say: Dubious benefits for Malaysia in ratifying the CPTPP
In this ever-unfolding but unpredictable world and regional situation, Malaysia should remain “non-aligned” — albeit as appropriate for these new times. It should not take sides between the dominant West and its adversaries — led by China, the region’s major trading partner by far.
World’s largest trade deal RCEP comes into effect in Malaysia
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the world’s largest trade deal so far, came into effect in Malaysia from 18 March 2022.
Gov’t taking steps to resume Malaysia-EU trade negotiations
The government is taking steps to resume negotiations on the Malaysia-European Union Free Trade Agreement (MEUFTA).
RCEP to enter into force on March 18
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the world’s largest free trade agreement, will finally be effective for Malaysia on March 18.
Govt proposes to continue with MEUFTA negotiation — MITI
The government has proposed to continue with the Malaysia-European Union Free Trade Agreement (MEUFTA) negotiation that has been delayed since 2012, said Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Senator Datuk Lim Ban Hong.
Proposed amendments needed for RCEP ratification to be tabled in Parliament next month, says Azmin
The proposed amendments to three Acts, which are necessary to complete the domestic ratification process of the RCEP, will be tabled in Parliament next month, according to Senior Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
Malaysia, Turkey to finalise entire package of expanded FTA by middle of 2022, says senior minister
Malaysia and Turkey are set to conclude the text-based negotiations for an expanded free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries by year-end and finalise the entire package by the middle of 2022.
Making sense of Sudan’s move against Petronas
Sudan’s government confiscated Petronas’s assets on the grounds that they were acquired "through illegal means" during Omar al-Bashir’s regime. Some argue that Sudan is turning on its allies "under the pretext of fighting corruption".
Petronas files for arbitration over Sudan’s assets seizure
PETROLIAM Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has led a request for arbitration at the International Centre for Settlement of Dispute in the absence of positive development on Sudan’s transitional government’s decision to confiscate the company’s assets in Khartoum, Sudan.
Miti: Malaysia in the process of amending Acts in order to ratify RCEP
The Malaysia government is currently refining the draft amendments to three Acts as it moves towards ratifying the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Malaysia signs joint FTA extension with Turkey
Malaysia and Turkey have signed a joint declaration on the expansion of the free trade agreement or FTA between the two governments to reinforce the mandate in pursuing the expansion of the agreement to include chapters on services, investment and e-commerce.
Concerns over RCEP
The ongoing US-China tensions can be a potential wildcard to the mass ratification and adoption of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by its country member signatories.
Govt has taken steps to amend regulations to comply with RCEP – Hasnol
The Malaysia government has taken steps to amend relevant laws and regulations to comply with the obligations of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement.
Malaysia, New Zealand agree to advance work on ASEAN-Australia-NZ FTA, says Azmin Ali
Malaysia and New Zealand have agreed on upgrading the regional ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA (AANZFTA), which is undergoing a comprehensive review, Senior Minister cum International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said.