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Trump moves: The face of economic and political uncertainty in Asia
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.
TPP’s demise sends Malaysia in search of a new trade agenda
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 talks progressing well but there are challenges
RCEP member countries will try to bridge the gaps in several areas, including the movement of goods, during rounds of meetings scheduled in 2017.
Pak, Malaysia to finalise reduction of duties under FTA
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.
Cabinet gives green light for FTA with Iran
Malaysia will embark on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) talks with Iran to take advantage of the potential growth of bilateral business.
Cabinet to continue with amendments to laws related to TPPA - Mustapa Mohamed
The Cabinet meeting agreed to proceed with the amendments to the laws relating to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
Malaysia, Sri Lanka to explore possibility of initiating FTA
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.
Southeast Asia advances in talks to dismantle trade barriers
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is making progress on reducing non-tariff barriers as threats to global trade rise,
Talks on China-backed RCEP will be substantially completed by end-2017: Malaysia’s trade minister Mustapa Mohamed
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.
Malaysia committed to complete ratification of TPPA by 2018
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, EU may resume FTA talks soon: Najib
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 on track to ratify TPPA by deadline
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.
Mustapa: Asean-EU-FTA talks not affected by Brexit
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 wants more concrete measures to realise RCEP
Malaysia hopes more emphasis and concrete measures will be given to realise the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
Trade or human rights? Integrity of State Department trafficking report still an open question
"The Administration appears to be resolute in forging a flawed trade agreement with countries that currently violate fundamental labor and human rights."
EFTA and Malaysia hold seventh round of negotiations on an economic partnership agreement
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
Why trade matters
International trade has been an important component in the economies of the Malay Archipelago. Despite this, the extent to which international trade affects our daily lives may not be fully appreciated by many of us.
M’sia-EU FTA likely to conclude soon
After a five-year process, negotiations for a Malaysia-Euro­pean Union Free Trade Agreement is expected to conclude.
Malaysian Parliament approves TPP agreement
The Malaysian Parliament approved the country’s participation in the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement
CAP calls on MPs to reject TPPA
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is shocked that the Government is making a mockery of Parliament by seeking a blank cheque for the country to be tied to the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).