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» Bilateral trade between Algeria, EU registers huge imbalance
Online Publication Date:04 June 2007
Algeria has experienced a rapid increase of imports from, and low exports to, the other side of the Mediterranean after signing the Algeria-European Union association agreement in September 2005.

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» Malaysia and US to hold informal FTA talks
Online Publication Date:28 May 2007
Malaysia and the US will be holding informal FTA talks to iron out various issues instead of planning for another formal round of negotiations, according to reports.
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» Malaysia-US FTA: What’s at stake?
Online Publication Date:17 April 2007
This 2-part article by economist Charles Santiago puts the US-Malaysia FTA talks in the context of the globalisation push. It sets out both the politics at play and the potential damage to Malaysia’s economic and human security if the FTA goes ahead.
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» Mandatory Labelling of GMOs
Online Publication Date:17 April 2007
Malaysia has insisted in free trade talks with the United States that imports of genetically-modified food must be labelled.
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» CAP: Gains are limited, costs overwhelming from FTA
Online Publication Date:02 April 2007
The Consumer's Association of Penang's response in the press to the letter by the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers dated 25 March 2006 on how there will be limited gains but overwhelming cost for Malaysia should an FTA with the United States is signed.
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» Malaysia, US Consultations in mid-April
Online Publication Date:27 March 2007
Officials from Malaysia and the United States will be meeting in the US in mid-April for consultations on an FTA.
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» Get realistic with USFTA
Online Publication Date:21 March 2007
Consumers’ Association of Penang's response to Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers's claims, pointing out that Malaysia will have much to lose from signing an FTA with the US.
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» US Fast-track Deadline Unlikely to be Met, Talks to Continue
Online Publication Date:20 March 2007
Though the US-Malaysia FTA is not likely to be concluded by the end of March, both sides are to continue discussions in the coming weeks, according to press reports.
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