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Why race against clock on trade pact ‘shrouded with secrecy’, asks NGO group
A coalition of 61 NGOs has asked the government the reason for racing against the clock in concluding the world’s largest trade pact — the RCEP — with details “shrouded in secrecy”.
India’s review of its ASEAN FTA won’t affect RCEP talks - Darell
India’s decision to review its free trade agreement (FTA) with ASEAN is not seen as affecting the talks on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which are expected to be completed by year-end.
Minister hopeful RCEP talks can conclude by year-end
Malaysia sees positive progress towards concluding the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the world’s largest trade pact, by year-end.
S. Korea, Malaysia to hold 3rd round of FTA talks this week
South Korea will hold a third round of free trade talks with Malaysia this week with the aim of striking a trade deal before November, Seoul’s trade ministry said Tuesday.
Malaysia welcomes MAFTA review but priority given to RCEP conclusion
Malaysia welcomes the review of the Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA) but any effort to do so will only be considered after the negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) have been concluded.
Britain should break with Europe on palm oil
Malaysia’s prime minister says the UK can expect better trade terms with Southeast Asia if it asserts its independence post-Brexit.
10th ISDS case against South Korea
Reportedly, Berjaya, Malaysian investor initiated ISDS dispute against South Korea.
China pushes more bilateral investment with Malaysia
There will be more investments in the finance and high-value agriculture sectors to Malaysia from China as part of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
International arbitration newsletter - July 2019 | Regional overview: Asia Pacific
Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea.
No decision yet on CPTPP ratification – Deputy MITI Minister
The government has yet to decide on whether Malaysia will ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership or not.
Dhaka to form body to negotiate signing FTA with Malaysia
Bangladesh will form a committee to negotiate signing Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Malaysia.
A free trade agreement for the worse
It claim that the CPTPP would boost Malaysia’s economic growth by greatly increasing export, but potentially would increase more in imports.
South Korea and Malaysia to conclude FTA this year
The South Korean and Malaysian governments declared the initiation of bilateral FTA negotiations on June 27 and will be going to complete the negotiations by November this year.
No respite in sight for edible oil processors from cheap imports
Malaysia bets big on RCEP with India as RCEP is set to pose a major challenge of cheaper imports of refined products.
A Bad Free Trade Agreement Is Worse than Nothing
With growing economic conflicts triggered by US President Donald Trump’s novel neo-mercantilist approach to overcoming his nation’s economic malaises, many voices now argue that bad free trade agreements are better than nothing.
Asia Pacific trade pact can go on without India ‘for the time being:’ Malaysian PM Mahathir
Prime minister of Malaysia willing to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) without India “for the time being.”
As palm oils get dumped, processors become packers
India’s edible oil security at stake as palm oil imports continue to rise unabated under the India-Malaysia FTA
Mahathir’s tilt to China smooths the way for Beijing in Southeast Asia
Always known as a fiercely non-aligned leader, Malaysia’s Prime Minister has changed his tune on the Belt and Road.
Malaysian minister: ‘Palm oil is a deal-braker for EU-ASEAN trade relations’
Malaysian minister warned that Malaysia would adopt retaliatory measures to penalise European products if the ban goes ahead as planned. Furthermore, the ASEAN will not sign a partnership agreement with the EU unless palm oil is allowed again.
Malaysia signs Asean trade in services agreement
Malaysia has signed the Asean Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) and the Fourth Protocol to Amend the Asean Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA).