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» Malaysia and the USTR Report (Part 1)
Online Publication Date:15 May 2013
In March this year, the United States Trade Representative – the counterpart of Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) – published its annual National Trade Estimate Report and listed out in 406 pages what it regards and treats as “foreign trade barriers” that need to be dismantled for their adverse effects on US firms’ export of goods and services and foreign direct investment.
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» Part II: Malaysia and the TPPA
Online Publication Date:15 May 2013
All the demands made by the March 2013 US Trade Representative report for the reduction or elimination of Malaysia's 'trade barriers' find parallels in what is known or what is assumed to be the US’ agenda for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
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» What's wrong with the TPPA?
Online Publication Date:15 April 2013
While ostensibly it is about trade, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) goes far beyond the trade of goods and services. It will affect the health, social, economic, political, civic, educational and cultural future of Malaysia’s 28 million people.
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» GLOBAL TRENDS: Looming Danger
Online Publication Date:15 April 2013
The implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement for Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore would be serious because their national economies are characterised by important roles of state-owned enterprises or government-linked companies.
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» Malaysians must reject the US trade deal
Online Publication Date:15 April 2013
The rational behind for Malaysia’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement may be attributable to the herd mentality that surrounds regional trade agreements.
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