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No cheaper milk despite NZ FTA
Consumer prices of dairy products imported from New Zealand will most likely remain at the current level although the free trade agreement (FTA) between the southern country and Malaysia will fully kick off in 2016.
Malaysia in talks on FTA with Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Malaysian Government is in discussions on establishing a free trade agreement (FTA) with Bosnia and Herzegovina.
TPP talks snagged over Malaysia’s stand on SOEs
SOEs are Malaysia’s toughest issue in the TPP negotiations.
Malaysia should withdraw from TPP, says Malay economic body
Malaysia should withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) now, said a Malay economic group, warning that the contentious trade deal will result in negative economic growth and have implications on the country’s sovereignty.
Disposable people: Obama, the TPP, and the betrayal of human rights
The neoliberal regime that the TPP perpetuates has not made the world flatter for slaves, it has only made the elites richer and the poor more disposable.
Minister: TPP and RCEP are equally important to the country
Malaysia gives equal emphasis to two trade pacts – Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) said International Trade and Industry Minister, with RCEP provide a future boost for the four Asean countries in the TPP negotiations.
TPPA compromises M’sian workers
Government of Malaysia has proposed several amendments be made to the Sabah Labour Ordinance, the Industrial Relations Act and Workers’ Union Act to allow TPPA to materialise but labour groups are opposed to such measures.
Malaysia-Pakistan trade set to improve this year
Malaysia-Pakistan tradeis expected to improve this year with the revival of Malaysia-Pakistan Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (MPCEPA)
Malaysia will not sign any TPP pact in Hawaii
As pivotal negotiations in the making or breaking of the Trans-Pacific Partnership enter the final stretch, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry has stated that Malaysia will not sign any agreement during the current round of talks, which runs until July 31, and sought to reassure critics that it will stand firm on issues of sovereignty, government procurement, state-owned enterprises and the bumiputra agenda.
Blocked from trade pact by its failure on slavery, Malaysia suddenly gets a passing grade
The State Department on Monday took Malaysia off a list of countries with particularly egregious human trafficking records, clearing the path for the country’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, one of the top political priorities for the Obama administration.
Don’t trade away our lives, urge folk with HIV/Aids
As the negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) enter what could be its last round, we as people living with HIV/Aids (PLHIV), urge the Malaysian government not to trade away our lives.
Abuse and exploitation of migrants ignored in exchange for TPPA
The recent Reuters report on Obama’s move to upgrade the human rights status of Malaysia to allow the continuation of the negotiations of the TPPA gives a taste of what is to come, especially for migrants’ rights, if the trade deal will be signed.
US upgrades Malaysia in annual human trafficking report - sources
The United States is upgrading Malaysia from the lowest tier on its list of worst human trafficking centers so that the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal can go through.
Malaysia’s stand on TPPA not finalised, says Mustapa
"We will wait for the cost-benefit analysis on the TPPA, which is expected to be completed in the next few weeks, and will then lean on Parliament to determine the country’s participation in it," Malaysia trade minister says.
Malaysia, GCC To Resume FTA Talks
Malaysia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will resume talks on a free trade agreement this year, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
Crunch time for TPPA talks
Negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement have to be concluded in the next few weeks, or it will be suspended. But there are still many unsettled issues.
Certification will give US excessive leverage in the TPPA
The Malaysian government must scrap certification from the TPPA as it allows the US president to unilaterally amend FTAs for US interests, says Charles Santiago
[Malaysia] Govt still open to FTA with EU: Miti
The government is still open to having the Malaysia-EU Free Trade Agreement despite it being stalled currently.
Don’t sign agreements that erode workers’ rights
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) is most concerned about the serious implications of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) clauses and provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) and other such agreements and treaties that Malaysia signs.