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Malaysian Chinese feel impact of China’s "Belt and Road" initiative
In Malaysia, people of Chinese descent account for about a quarter of the population. With China seeking a stronger economic foothold overseas through its "Belt and Road" initiative, this community is looking to benefit.
Malaysia and Sri Lanka to speed up FTA talks
President Maithripala Sirisena and the visiting Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak agreed to expand trade relations between the 2 countries further.
TPP dream now a nightmare
The original Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) had offered very little gain to Malaysia.
An upgraded TIFA paves the way for higher economic engagement between the US and Malaysia
An upgraded Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) version, to the level of a bilateral free trade agreement, will pave the way for higher economic engagement between the US and Malaysia, said official
Suspending parts of TPP may save pact without renegotiation: Malaysia
A blockbuster Pacific trade pact thrown into doubt by Donald Trump could be salvaged by suspending parts of the deal in order to get the 11 remaining nations to sign on.
Asean, Hong Kong to ink free trade agreement this Saturday
The 10 member states of Asean and China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will sign the Asean-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement and Investment Agreement on in Vietnam.
EU-Malaysia FTA must address trade barriers against palm oil
Malaysia’s free trade agreement talks with the European Union (EU), which is slated to be renegotiated after a lull of five years, must address trade barriers that discriminate palm oil.
Najib: Malaysia to consider FTA with US if TPPA falls through
PM says the proposed solution is to have the TPPA model incorporated into a bilateral agreement similar to a FTA in order to facilitate discussions on trade and investment issues.
Malaysia eyes TPP-11, but on its terms
Malaysia does not have a bilateral agreement with Canada, so the TPP-11 could serve a way towards that goal. Malaysia is also actively exploring its trade options with Latin America.
Malaysia hopes to upgrade trade deal with US during Najib’s visit
“Now without TPPA, we are thinking of having an upgraded version of TIFA with the US, as TIFA is an agreement to go towards the goal of establishing a free-trade agreement at the end,” Second International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan said
FTAs with Iran, HK, by yearend: MITI
Malaysia expects to conclude free trade agreements with Hong Kong and Iran by year-end and affirms that the FTA between Malaysia and EU is also advancing
US, Malaysia set to pursue bilateral trade talks
Both nations will establish working groups to address trade matters that include labour, intellectual property and the environment.
Malaysia in bilateral consultations with US, says US ambassador
Bilateral consultations are underway between Malaysia and the US to enhance the economic and trade relationship between the two countries in a bilateral channel.
New trade deals jeopardise EU green transport goals, NGO warns
Upcoming free trade deals with biofuel-producing countries in Asia and South America will undermine the European Union’s goals to decarbonise the transport sector.
EU will resume FTA talks with Malaysia this year
The stalled Malaysia-European Union (EU) Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) talks will be resumed sooner, said EU Ambassador and Head of Delegation to Malaysia.
Towards a people’s charter on trade
Free trade agreements have been the battering rams that have been used by the political elite of advanced countries to create a lop-sided economy that favours billionaires.
Proposed Sri Lanka-Malaysia FTA advances into scoping stage
Discussions on the proposed Sri Lanka-Malaysia free trade agreement have advanced into the scoping stage.
Differences over ‘TPP minus 1’ between NZ, Malaysia highlight obstacles to pact
Some nations such as New Zealand, Australia and Japan have been pushing for the deal to continue, but Malaysia’s Trade Minister Mustapa Mohamed said his country was less keen to proceed.
Avoid changing TPP-related laws that damage the health of Malaysians
The Consumers’ Association of Penang calls on the Malaysian government not to make changes to the law relating to intellectual property rights to comply with the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
Malaysia-EU FTA talks to include palm oil resolutions
The free trade agreement negotiations between Malaysia and the European Union will include a discussion on the recent resolution by the EU parliament to phase out the use of certain vegetable oils.