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Anti-FTA group holds protest in KL against EU-India trade talks
Some 50 Anti-FTA Coalition members staged a protest at the European Commission’s office in Kuala Lumpur Wednesday, urging it to stop promoting what they allege are dangerous trade policies that would threaten the lives of millions across the developing world.
Mafta to boost M’sia-Australia trade, investment ties
The proposed Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA) will elevate the bilateral trade and investment relations of both nations to a new level, and build further on the achievements of the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA).
EU-Malaysia FTA will be inked by year-end, says Piket
The European Union is optimistic that its free trade agreement with Malaysia will be inked by year-end, as per the timeline set by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, during his visit to Brussels, Belgium in 2010.
South Korea important in free trade nexus
After the deadlocks on the Asean-European Union and Malaysia-United States free trade agreements, Malaysia switched its earlier stance.
FTA with EU crucial for Malaysia to become high-income economy by 2020
Malaysia’s free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU) is crucial for the country to achieve its goal of becoming a high-income economy by 2020, says a European Commission spokesman.
Protests greet trans-Pacific free trade talks
Protests greeted the first day of preliminary round talks among officials from nine countries working toward a Pacific free trade pact Monday.
Reject Trans-Pacific partnership talks
Malaysia joined the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations – a free trade agreement (FTA) involving the United States – in October 2010. The country’s previous attempt in negotiating an FTA with the US stalled when talks became deadlocked over 58 contentious issues.
Malaysian anti-free trade activists protest FTA deals with the US
Anti free-trade activists in Kuala Lumpur protested outside the venue where American representatives and Malaysian ministers met to discuss further on free trade agreements between the two nations.
Malaysia hopes to sign several FTAs by end-2012
Malaysia is actively participating in free trade agreement negotiations and is optimistic of signing several FTAs by end-2012, says International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
FTA will make foreigners overly powerful
Foreign investors can bypass local laws and punish the government if the latter stops them from making profits under a FTA, says DAP’s Charles Santiago.
M’sia looks to sign FTA with European Free Trade Association
The Government is doing feasibility studies to see whether it could embark on a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) by mid next year, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
Fifth round FTA negotiations between Malaysia-EU in mid Oct
The fifth round of the Free Trade Agreement negotiations between the European Union and Malaysia will be held in mid-October in Brussels, Belgium.
EU-Malaysia FTA talks going into specific terms - Mukhriz
The next round of negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) between Malaysia and the European Union (EU) is expected to take place next month.
Pakistan urges Malaysia to expand import base of Pak products
Pakistan and Malaysia have agreed to enhance bilateral economic cooperation and explore avenues for joint ventures in a host of sectors, including agriculture, construction and Halal industry. The understanding to “tap full potential of bilateral economic relations” was reached in Kuala Lumpur at the first ever meeting of the Pakistan Malaysia Joint Committee on Review of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries.
Malaysian declaration on the TPPA and access to medicines
Call for all civil society groups, people living with HIV, all communities facing communcable, chronic and/or non-communicable diseases in the TPPA signatory countries to join forces to halt any & all trade agreements that restrict access to generic medicines.
Dhaka, KL moving ahead to sign FTA deal
Dhaka is moving ahead steadily to sign an accord on a bilateral Free Trade Area (FTA) with Kuala Lumpur as the ministry of commerce (MoC) has recently sent its "well-guarded position", containing a template on the proposed FTA to the Malaysian government, a top ministry official said.
India-Malaysia FTA takes effect today
The free trade agreement (FTA) between India and Malaysia will come into effect from July 1, 2011, giving Indian professionals like accountants, engineers and doctors access to the key Southeast Asian nation
Tariff Commission for FTA with KL
Bangladesh Tariff Commission (BTC) has given a positive signal to the government in striking a bilateral Free Trade Area (FTA) agreement with Malaysia, saying, the proposed deal will boost the country’s export of goods and manpower substantially in Malaysia and encourage latter’s investment in Bangladesh significantly.
Price of medicines may sky-rocket with FTA
The price of medicine might be out of reach for most people if Malaysia inks an understanding with the European Union on the Free Trade Agreement.
Trade talks need balanced inputs
The fate of the multilateral Doha Round talks to come up with an outline agreement for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) by July rests in the hands of both developed and developing economies, said European Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht.