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» Estimated access to US Government procurement market
Online Publication Date:06 November 2006
The US said that the US government will open about US$250 billion worth of procurement to Malaysia under the US-Malaysia FTA. But how much of this amount is Malaysian companies likely to be able to access if a Malaysia-US FTA is signed?
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» Bilateral Biosafety Bullies
Online Publication Date:29 October 2006
This briefing looks at how governments, the agribusiness sector and transnational companies are increasingly using bilateral trade agreements to prise open markets for genetically modified crops.
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» Overview of Bilateral Free Trade and Investment Agreements
Online Publication Date:20 October 2006
This is a 22-page document which gives a general overview of FTAs and bilateral investment treaties (BITs) that have been signed or are being negotiated all over the world, snapshot of the many processes currently under way, some of the controversies they raise and opposition movements against these agreements...
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» Services in the WTO and FTAs
Online Publication Date:20 July 2006
Services now comprise the largest sector in the developed countries and their big services enterprises are pushing to have access to the markets of the developing world. Frustrated by what they perceive as the slow movement by developing countries in the WTO, developed countries are now seeking the use the FTA mechanism to accelerate the liberalization process in developing countries.

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» Government procurement in FTAs: An Outline of the Issues
Online Publication Date:20 July 2006
Government procurement is one of the key negotiating issues in many bilateral Free Trade Agreements involving a developed and a developing country or developing countries. It is also an issue which has the most serious social, economic and developmental implications for developing countries.
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» The coming free trade shock
Online Publication Date:19 July 2006
If the popular protests that have rocked the World Trade Organisation talks in past years are any indication, there will be much public anger against the FTA that are being lined up between economic giants like the US and Japan and developing countries including Malaysia.
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» Trading Away Our Rights
Online Publication Date:17 July 2006
While we may all want bigger markets to sell our stuff, invest our money, and be paid better for our skills, the author said she is not so convinced that the US-Malaysia FTA is the best way to go about achieving this as there are many questionable implications of this "free trade" agreement, all of which affects our lives in very real and immediate ways.
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» Pamphlet on Impact of US-Malaysia FTA
Online Publication Date:06 June 2006
CAP has produced a pamphlet which looks at how the US-Malaysia FTA will affect Malaysians. It is available in both English and Bahasa Malaysia

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