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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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Khor 1Tariffs_or_TaxationsAfter years of negotiations and public debate, the time has come for the nation to decide whether it is worthwhile joining the TPPA.

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EU_CrisisKhor 1This week will see the resolution for two important issues – the fate of the Trans Pacific Partnership and of the Greek debt crisis – both of which will affect Malaysia.

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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 1Marinate_TradeTwo US Congress bills on currency manipulation threaten a new wave of trade protection and may also derail trade agreements like the TPPA.

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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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InvestmentKhor 1Malaysia is taking the lead on two fronts to prevent the use of trade and investment agreements from blocking anti-smoking measures, but will these initiatives succeed?

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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 1Human_RightsWhat a week that was, with three major events showing the world in flux – the move towards Palestinian political unity, the deepening West-Russia crisis over Ukraine and Barrack Obama’s visit to Asia.

 

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Khor 1Marinate_TradeThe United States President’s visit to Malaysia is an opportunity to review TPPA issues, including a Congress proposal to punish countries that are “currency manipulators”

 

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