Malaysia sets preconditions for TPPA



Any resumption of negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will be on condition that it would pave ways for “fair trade” and a level playing field, International Trade and Industry Minister Azmin Ali said.

He said while Malaysia was always open to free-trade agreements, what was needed to be given more attention now was a “free and fair-trade agreement”.

“If there is a proposal to 'revive' or revise the TPPA, all these matters must be taken into account by the parties who intend to sign the agreement," the senior minister told Bernama.

Azmin was asked about Malaysia's next move should the...

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