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TPP to open up new market opportunities and horizons for Malaysians, says FMM
The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) is of the view that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) would open up new market opportunities and horizons for Malaysians to take advantage of the international marketplace, says FMM president Tan Sri Yong Poh Kon.
MITI brief on the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Briefing paper from Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry as it prepares to host the next round of TPP negotiations on July 15-25 in Kota Kinabalu
Malay business group says no to free trade deal, wants debate in Parliament
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement should be debated in Parliament, the Malay Economic Action Council said today when voicing its objection to Malaysia’s inking of the free-trade agreement.
Malaysia and the TPPA
If we put the USTR Report on foreign trade barriers, together with discussions surrounding the ‘leaked’ TPPA chapters and texts on investment, intellectual property, regulatory coherence and transparency, among others, we get a clearer picture of what’s at stake, what changes are being planned to our laws, regulations and policies, and who are the stakeholders who stand to benefit the most from those changes.
M’sians must reject the US trade deal
One of the least discussed and least reported issues is the Obama administration’s effort to bring the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement to the forefront, an oppressive plurilateral US-led free trade agreement currently being negotiated with several Pacific Rim countries, including Malaysia.
Senate passes Malaysia free trade deal
Senators on Thursday approved legislation to implement the agreement, which will lead to almost all Australian goods being able to enter Malaysia free of import duties.
Malaysia aims to conclude Asean-India Free Trade Agreement by December
Malaysia aims to conclude the Asean-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in the services and investment sectors by early December, said Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
Asean-India FTA negotiations reach deadlock
Negotiations to widen the Asean-India free trade agreement in the services and investment sectors have reached a deadlock.
Malaysia, European body to begin FTA talks
Malaysia and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) today agreed to begin negotiations for a free trade agreement, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said today.
Malaysia-Australia FTA in Parliament
Australian exporters of dairy products, automotive parts, iron and steel will benefit from improved market access under the MAFTA. Malaysia has also committed to allowing majority Australian ownership of service providers in such industries as telecommunications, insurance, education, tourism, research and development, accountancy and mining-related services.
Egypt & Malaysia to start FTA talks
Egypt and Malaysia look forward to setting up a free trade zone to boost the weak trade exchanges between the countries having great economic potentials and huge consumer markets.
Egypt & Malaysia to start FTA talks
Egypt and Malaysia look forward to setting up a free trade zone to boost the weak trade exchanges between the countries having great economic potentials and huge consumer markets.
Malaysia-Turkey FTA by year-end, says Mustapa
Malaysia is optimistic of signing a free trade agreement (FTA) with Turkey by year-end, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
MoF opposes FTA deal with Malaysia
Bangladesh’s Ministry of Finance has opposed the move of striking an agreement on bilateral Free Trade Area with Malaysia fearing the proposed deal, if signed, would only increase the trade deficit for Bangladesh.
Malaysia says no to TPP
Malaysian Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, which is being negotiated among eleven countries including the US and Malaysia, would be detrimental to the local medical industry.
Malaysia headquartered Axiata Group threatens Indian government with international arbitration
Malaysia headquartered Axiata Group, which holds about 20% stake in Idea Cellular has threatened claim damages and drag the Indian government to international arbitration under bilateral investment protection pacts (BIPA), making it the sixth international investor in the telecoms space to serve notice under bilateral trade agreements.
HK accession means opportunities
If Hong Kong accedes to the China-Asean Free Trade Area (CAFTA), Malaysia would find opportunities to expand its services sector through Hong Kong’s established service-based economy.
EU envoy hopeful of FTA with Malaysia
The European Union hopes the Free-Trade Agreement with Malaysia will be materialised, said its Ambassador and Head of Delegation to Malaysia, Vincent Piket. "It is broader than any other FTA Malaysia have negotiated with anybody so we are breaking ground here," he added.
SKorea wants dedicated FTA with Malaysia: Muhyiddin
South Korea has proposed to Malaysia to have a dedicated free trade agreement (FTA) with that country, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said today.
Malaysia-Bangladesh FTA on the cards
Malaysia and Bangladesh are expected to commence negotiations for a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) in the near future, said Bangladesh High Commissioner to Malaysia, A.K.M. Atiqur Rahman.