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Why is Malaysia so interested in joining the TPP? – Analysis
Why is the Malaysian government so committed to signing the TPP despite its lack of popularity amongst various quarters in Malaysian society?
LGBT members of Congress object to free-trade deal with countries criminalizing LGBT people
Five out LGBT members of Congress objected to the inclusion of two countries with anti-LGBT laws in a free trade deal that the Obama administration is currently negotiating and seeking to fast-track it for adoption.
Malaysia is hopeful of concluding RCEP negotiations In 2015
Malaysia is hopeful that negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) can be concluded by year-end, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said.
Dhaka, KL may ink FTA deal by June next year
Malaysia’s International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed has expressed the hope that Dhaka and Kuala Lumpur (KL) would sign a Free Trade Agreement between Malaysia and Bangladesh by middle of next year
European states, Malaysia seek free trade agreement
A third round of negotiations towards a broad-based free trade agreement between the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) states – Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, and Norway – and Malaysia took place in Geneva from November 25 to 28, 2014.
CAP calls on govt to withdraw from TPPA negotiation
The Consumers’ Association of Penang has said that it is concerned that Malaysia is continuing with the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiation and has urged the government to withdraw from it and not sign the TPPA.
Govt urged to evaluate TPPA clauses
The government should evaluate the clauses in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) before they sign it , said the Malaysian Employers Federation.
Malaysia to push for FTA talks with EU
Malaysia is keen to push for talks on free trade agreement with the European Union, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak told the 14th Asia-Europe Business Forum
Dhaka’s lukewarm response delays FTA signing with KL : Envoy
The planned free-trade agreement (FTA) between Bangladesh and Malaysia for enhancing bilateral trade and economic cooperation could not be signed for lukewarm response from Dhaka, the Malaysian envoy said Monday.
China against Malaysia-Taiwan FTA
Chinese ambassador to Malaysia Huang Huikang says China is against any move by Malaysia to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Taiwan.
Come clean on Malaysia’s trade with Israel, says PKR MP
A PKR lawmaker demanded today that Putrajaya reveal the trade relationship between pro-Palestine Malaysia and Israel amid the bloody conflict in Gaza.
India, Malaysia step up palm oil trade
The Malaysia-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement is bolstering Malaysian palm oil imports by India
Privacy and the e-commerce chapter of the TPP
US proposals for free flow of information across borders and a ban on local server requirements could hamper other governments’ ability to uphold national privacy laws and regulations for off-shored personal data
FTAs with China, Malaysia damaging poultry industry
Free Trade Agreements signed with Malaysia as well as China, without taking the real stakeholders onboard, are damaging the local poultry industry, as the imports of processed chicken products under FTA with Malaysia are subject to zero percent import duty and from China at 16% import duty.
US agrees to direct engagement with stakeholders on TPPA, says MTEM
The US has agreed to hold direct engagements with key stakeholders on Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), according to the Malay business lobby group Malay Economic Action Council (MTEM) today.
Dr M: Obama’s visit shouldn’t pressure Malaysia into signing TPPA
Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir said Malaysia should not feel pressured into signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) just because of President Barack Obama’s visit to Malaysia this weekend.
Malaysia hopeful TPPA will shape up as broad-based FTA in Asia Pacific
Malaysia is hopeful that the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will shape up as a broad-based free trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific region with the eventual outcome of the negotiations taking into account its interests and concerns.
CAP calls on PM to withdraw from TPPA during Obama’s visit or at least not to make any concessions to the US President
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) has called on the Malaysian government to inform the United States President that Malaysia will be withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement when Mr. Barack Obama visits Malaysia later this week.
FTA signing highlight of Najib’s Ankara trip
The signing of a Free Trade Agreement between Kuala Lumpur and Ankara will be the highlight of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s two-day visit to Turkey.
American-European trade pact could dwarf TPPA if it becomes a reality
Economies like Malaysia would have to adhere to the tariff levels agreed to between both the EU and the US if they want to export to these markets and those of other potential members such as Japan and South Korea.