KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 (Bernama) — The government has not made any decision on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) which is currently underway in Kota Kinabalu, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
“It is still at the discussion stage, but nothing is definitive yet,” he said when met at Parliament lobby here Tuesday.
The TPPA is an agreement that the United States, as the leading negotiator, is hoping to ink to consolidate its role in developing a broader platform for trade liberalisation, particularly throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Malaysia is currently negotiating with 11 other countries to conclude the TPPA, a multilateral trade agreement involving Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Vietnam, Peru and Singapore, apart from the U.S.
Mustapa said the government would ensure that its sovereignty and national interest were protected and would take into account public views, including those who... Read More