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Leiking hopes RCEP talks can be concluded by year’s end
Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Datuk Darell Leiking is hopeful that the ongoing negotiations on the RCEP will be concluded by the end of the year.
Malaysia threatens to freeze out EU over palm oil ban
The Malaysian government required the deferment of upgrade relations with the EU due to ongoing trade dispute over palm oil, where the EU has been moving to ban the use of palm oil in biofuels.
Swiss-Malaysian free trade talks back on track
Swiss Economics Minister has re-started negotiations with Malaysia over a proposed FTA. Talks had previously broken down over the contentious topic of palm oil.
Malaysia won’t be pressured into CPTPP: trade minister Darell Leiking
Malaysia will not be pressured into ratifying a 11-nation Asia-Pacific trade deal, as trade minister raised the prospect of holding out for bilateral tariff pacts instead.
Not all smooth at regional meetings
Malaysia punched above its weight at last week’s Asean Summit, where key decisions on the RCEP trade deal were postponed because many issues were unresolved.
Korea seeks trade pacts with ASEAN members, agrees to cooperate for regional pact
Seoul agreed to launch a feasibility study on a free trade agreement with Malaysia and resume stalled trade pact negotiations with Indonesia.
No go on RCEP if deal isn’t right for the people
Malaysia Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad has reiterated his stand that Malaysia will not agree to lopsided trade deals. Malaysia had raised concerns, one of which is market access, said the source who requested anonymity.
Malaysia still studying CPTPP, says Tun M
Malaysia is still studying the implications and potential impacts of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) before deciding to ratify the free trade agreement, said the Prime Minister
Malaysian renewable energy investor initiates ICSID arbitration against Sri Lanka
KLS Energy Lanka, the local subsidiary of Malaysian renewable energy producer Energy Sdn Bhd of Malaysia has initiated ICSID arbitration under the Sri Lanka-Malaysia BIT
We don’t need trade pact to draw investors, says Santiago
An MP has dismissed a trade advocacy group’s claim that Malaysia will lose out to Vietnam if it does not ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Australia-Indonesia free trade deal safe for now but Malaysian criticism swift
Indonesia could delay signing a planned free trade deal with Australia if Prime Minister Scott Morrison formally recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, political analysts suggest, as the move would provoke deep anger in the lead up to the Muslim nation’s presidential election.
TPP takes back seat as Malaysia sets sights on early conclusion to RCEP trade deal
Malaysia is putting a premium on a free trade deal led by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, its trade minister told The Japan Times in a recent interview, while also apparently relegating the Japan-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership to the back burner for the time being.
China-US trade war gives impetus to conclude RCEP talks early: Malaysia
The ongoing trade tension between China and the United States has provided the impetus for an early conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), said Malaysia’s International Trade and Industry Ministry.
Palm oil to remain part of free trade talks despite opposition
The Swiss Senate has narrowly voted against proposals to exclude palm from any free trade agreement with Malaysia and Indonesia.
Govt will look at revisiting FTA with GCC countries
The FTA was placed on hold since the region was impacted by various unfortunate circumstances such as the Arab Spring, followed by the global financial crisis, as well as the plunge in crude oil prices.
Malaysia to go ahead with Asia-Pacific trade pact CPTPP, says PM Mahathir
Malaysia will go ahead with the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in a reaffirmation of the country’s commitment to the wide-ranging trade pact involving 11 nations.
Mahathir calls for ’fair trade’ in China, warns of ’new colonialism’
Veteran Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad lived up to his reputation for straight talk, calling for "fair trade" and warning against a new colonialism in a joint press conference with Chinese premier Li Keqiang.
CPTPP nothing but a rebranding exercise
There is nothing progressive about the CPTPP except its name.
Malaysia urged to withdraw gracefully from bad trade deal
With negligible real trade gains from the original TPP, the US withdrawal has made benefits from the regional agreement even more trivial.
Malaysia calls for Sri Lanka FTA
Malaysia has expressed its strong interest in moving forward on the free trade agreement (FTA) with Sri Lanka that was initially contemplated in 2013, a communiqué from Sri Lanka’s Industry and Commerce Ministry said yesterday.