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EU, Malaysia aim to wrap up free trade talks by June 2012 despite controversial policy
Malaysia and the European Union said Monday they hope to wrap up free trade talks by June 2012, an ambitious target amid sensitivities over Kuala Lumpur’s government procurement policy favoring ethnic Malays.
Bodies express concern over potential negative impact of FTA
Positive Living HIV (PLHIV) organisations in Malaysia yesterday expressed concern over the potential negative impact on HIV medication of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) which the government is currently negotiating with the United States and the European Commission (EC).
‘FTA with EU will kill HIV patients’
Ghana’s chicken farmers ended up with a mere 11% domestic market share as opposed to the previous 95% market share when country’s chicken tariffs were cut and was flooded with subsidised EU chicken — and the same could happen to Malaysia.
Malaysians protest EU free trade agreements
Hundreds of people protested outside the venue where the second round of free trade negotiations between Malaysia and the European Union were taking place.
RI should speed up FTA talks with India: Gapki
The Association of Indonesian Palm Oil Producers has called on the government to speed up negotiations of a free trade agreement with India to protect Indonesia’s palm oil market following last week’s India-Malaysia free trade agreement.
India, Malaysia to sign free trade pact tomorrow
India will sign another free trade agreement with Malaysia tomorrow to boost the $8 billion bilateral trade by further reduction of duties by the two countries
India: FTA will boost Malaysia palm oil sector
Next week’s free trade agreement (FTA) signing between Malaysia and India will be a further boost for the country’s palm oil sector and Sabah, in particular, stands to benefit.
Malaysia and Gulf nations boost ties towards FTA
Malaysia and the Gulf Cooperation Council signed a landmark framework agreement to boost economic, commercial, investment and technical cooperation between them.
Colonisation again?
The FTA issue is so serious; and the fact that the Malaysian government is taking it so lightly is alarming, says Sarajun Hoda Abdul Hassan.
Trade pact with Gulf Cooperation Council on the cards
The framework of the cooperation agreement between Malaysia and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries has been completed and the next step is to sign the free trade agreement, according to Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
Put a hold on FTAs unfavourable to us
The Consumers Association of Penang is deeply concerned about the implications FTAs with the US (via the TPP) and the EU might have on various aspects of Malaysia’s development.
Put a hold on FTAs unfavourable to us
The Malaysian government last week negotiated free trade agreements (FTAs) with the United States of America (via the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement or TPP) and the European Union (EU).
S. Korea, Malaysia seek bilateral FTA, closer ties on energy, defense
In 2007, South Korea launched an FTA with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which includes Malaysia, but Seoul hopes for a higher-level separate FTA with the country, one of South Korea’s major economic partners.
NGOs submit memo to govt, call for halt to FTAs
A group of NGOs representing the Anti-FTA Coalition gathered on Thursday, 3 Dec 2010 at the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industry to hand over a memorandum addressed to the Minister to register their concerns over Malaysia’s plan to enter into negotiations with the EU (bilateral) as well as the US (via the Trans-Pacific Partnership) which will take place next week in Belgium and New Zealand, respectively.
Matrade plans 113 trade promotion activities in 2011
Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade) has lined up 113 trade promotion activities under its 2011 Work Programme to further expand exports.
FTA talks with EU to kick off next week
The Malaysia-EU free trade agreement talks, which will kick off in Brussels next week, will include non-trade issues like the environment and sustainable development.
Chile signs free-trade agreement with Malaysia, starts talks with Thailand
During a gathering of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation nations, Chile inked a free-trade agreement with Malaysia, the first signed under the administration of President Sebastian Pinera, and started talks with Thailand for a similar agreement.
Malaysia signs FTA with Chile, its first with Latin America
Malaysia and Chile signed the Malaysia-Chile Free Trade Agreement (MCFTA) today, marking Malaysia’s first bilateral FTA with a Latin American country.
Malaysia-EU FTA set to be concluded by 2012, says EU official
The FTA will open up trade in services beyond the level of commitment undertaken by EU and Malaysia in the WTO, says EU Ambassador and Head of Delegation to Malaysia, Vincent Piket.
KL and Canberra to sign free trade agreement by next year
Malaysia and Australia have agreed to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) by next year to further improve trade and investment opportunities between the two countries.