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Khor 1Marinate_TradeAlthough the TPPA negotiations have concluded, the text is not yet made public, and the debate on its effects and implications will go on.

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Trade_HarbourKhor 1The TPPA negotiations has to conclude in the next few weeks, or be suspended, but it still faces many unsettled issues.

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Khor 1Tariffs_or_TaxationsThe winds of change are blowing against trade and investment treaties that contain the investor-sue-the-state system, which is now described as “toxic” by Western politicians and media.

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Khor 1Trade_FacilitationTrade agreements like the TPPA have become over-loaded with non-trade issues as well as extra conditions that a powerful country and its Congress can demand of partners like Malaysia.

 

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Khor 1InvestmentThe tide is turning against investment treaties and free trade agreements that contain the controversial investor-state dispute system, as countries like Indonesia and Germany take action on this.

 

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Khor 1Tariffs_or_TaxationsAs Trade Ministers and negotiators meet this week in Singapore for another round of TPPA talks, it is time for countries including Malaysia to assess the costs and benefits for them.

 

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Marinate_TradeKhor 1The Attorneys-General of 42 States of the United States have come out in support of the proposal by Malaysia to fully “carve out” tobacco from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

 

 

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Khor 1Trade_HarbourDue to United States political calendar and Congressional politics, the TPPA negotiations will heat up in the first few months of the new year.

 

 

 

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Khor 1The year that is passing was choked full with environmental, economic and political milestones – a few for the better but many for the worse.

 

 

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Khor 1The last week saw a series of important events on the hot topic of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, with the official round in Brunei, and a roundtable in Kuala Lumpur, leading to the question: What next?

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