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» UN Meeting Warns of Effects of Bilateral, Regional FTAs
Online Publication Date:20 March 2007
A UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) meeting last week heard experts warning that free trade agreements (FTA)often results in developing countries losing their policy space, disadvantaging local banks, industries, farmers and consumers.
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» Malay Business Group Voice Concern over US-Malaysia FTA
Online Publication Date:14 March 2007
The Malay Businessmen and Entrepreneurs Association of Malaysia (Perdasama) has called on the government to conduct detailed study on the implications of the US-Malaysia FTA on the country because of the potential far-reaching impact of the proposed agreement.
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» CAP Worries FTA Threatens GM Food Labelling
Online Publication Date:14 March 2007
The Consumer’s Association of Penang is concerned that the proposed free trade agreement between Malaysia and the US would threaten laws which call for mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms
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» PM: FTA Talks Still On
Online Publication Date:09 March 2007
The US-Malaysia FTA talks are “not off” and the government is still doing its “homework” and fine-tuning the issues under negotiations, according to Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
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» US-Malaysia FTA Not Needed?
Online Publication Date:07 March 2007
As the Cabinet discuss the FTA today, the Consumers Association of Penang urged the government to stop negotiations with the US. A farmer in Kedah expressed concern and urged the government not be hasty in its talks with the US.
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» Utusan Malaysia's Coverage of the US-Malaysia FTA
Online Publication Date:05 March 2007
Utusan Malaysia published a series of articles on the US-Malaysia FTA including an interview with Martin Khor, Director of Third World Network.
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» Cabinet to Finalise Stand on Malaysia-US FTA
Online Publication Date:05 March 2007
Malaysia will finalise its stance this Wednesday on the 58 outstanding issues that bogged down free trade talks with the United States last month.
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» Too big a price to pay for an FTA
Online Publication Date:01 March 2007
The Malaysian Organisation of Pharmaceutical Industries expressed concern that the US-Malaysia FTA will benefit American drug producers at the expense of Malaysian generic drug manufacturers.
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