YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry presented to the public the ‘Malaysia International Trade and Industry Report 2010’ on 14 June 2011 at MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC). Five hundred guests comprising of representatives from foreign missions, trade associations, industrial organisations and exporters, economists and business students from thirteen universities in Klang Valley participated in the launching ceremony. The Report contains highlights of Malaysia’s trade, investment, industrial and entrepreneurship activities and developments in 2010. The Malaysian economy grew by 7.2% in 2010 and demonstrated the country’s underlying strength and resilience. Strong domestic demand and a steady recovery in global trade helped deliver a strong turnaround in 2010. The Minister emphasised that private sector will continue to assume the main role of driving the nation’s economic growth. To facilitate private sector’s...Read More
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Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) dengan kerjasama Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM) dan Kerajaan Negeri Pahang akan menganjurkan “Program Transformasi Halal” (PTH), di Gambang, Pahang pada 30 & 31 Julai 2011. Perdana Menteri Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak akan merasmikan majlis penutup pada 31 Julai 2011. Objektif utama PTH adalah untuk: i) mewujudkan peluang perniagaan berteraskan Halal serta meningkatkan aktiviti keusahawanan. ii) meningkatkan lagi pelaburan domestik di Malaysia melalui penglibatan industri yang lebih agresif iii) mewujudkan sumber baru dalam usaha meningkatkan modal insan serta peluang-peluang berteraskan Halal. Program ini menampilkan segmen Ekonomi, Pendidikan dan Edutainment (Hiburan berteraskan Pendidikan) di dalam industri Halal. Satu pameran besar-besaran yang melibatkan lebih daripada 100 ruang pameran dan astaka dapat dikunjungi oleh orang ramai. Di samping itu seminar bertajuk ‘Program Transformasi...Read More
The Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry, YB Dato’ Mukhriz Mahathir led a Trade and Investment Mission to Tokyo and Osaka, Japan from 17-21 July 2011. He was accompanied by a 48-member delegation from the various State Governments and private sector representatives. The Mission was a follow-up to the working visit to Osaka by YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry on 29 June 2011. The mission highlighted Malaysia’s support in Japan’s rebuilding efforts following the March 11 natural calamities. In Tokyo, the Deputy Minister had two sessions of Round Table Meetings with captains of industries, Japanese importers as well as trade associations. The Deputy Minister also met with eight Japanese companies to discuss ways in which Malaysian companies can participate in Japan’s rebuilding efforts. At a seminar in Osaka which was attended by 270 Japanese participants mainly from the E&E, automotive and trading industries the...Read More
LANDING in Balikpapan after a 2-hour direct AirAsia flight from Kuala Lumpur makes you realise how close you are to some of Indonesia’s most bustling cities. My trip to Balikpapan was sparked off by a meeting I had some four months earlier with the city’s personable mayor, Bapak Rizal Effendi in Jakarta at a lunch for editors from Indonesia’s largest newspaper group, Jawa Pos. He convinced me that it is important to promote Malaysia in cities outside Jakarta. At the time I promised him that I’d visit his city the premier commercial hub in the booming natural resource province of East Kalimantan within the next four months. It wasn’t easy to arrange but with the Asean Economic Ministers’ Meeting set for Manado, I was able to pack in a quick trip to Pak Rizal’s home city. With a population of just over 600,000, Balikpapan is a thoroughly business-focused city framed by the Makassar Straits on one side and countless rolling hills on the other. There is an...Read More
The Government of Malaysia has agreed to enforce mandatory standards effective 1st November 2011on 6 tariff lines of aluminium sheets and foils.The enforcement of the mandatory standards has been gazetted under the Customs Order (Import Prohibition) (Amendment) (No.3) 2011 on 30th September 2011 involving the following Customs Harmonised System (HS) tariff lines: aluminium plates, sheets and strip of a thickness exceeding 0.2 mm, whether or not alloyed 7606.11.000 7606.12.000 aluminium foil of a thickness not exceeding 0.2mm, not backed: 7606.91.000 7606.92.000 rolled but not further worked other 7607.11.000 7607.19.000 2. The implementation of mandatory standards on aluminium productsis to ensure raw materials used in end-products meet the quality and safety requirements, minimise the importation of sub-standards products, as well as support the development and competitiveness of the local aluminium industry by producing high quality products that meet international...Read More
From the desk of Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed…
Sustained economic reform is essential. If there’s one lesson we can take away from the economic turmoil in the West, it’s that the failure to change will drive prosperity away. After decades of uninterrupted growth, Western nations are losing their edge in a cut-throat global environment which has seen Asia and Latin America emerge as alternative economic powerhouses. The fact that Eurozone leaders were contemplating seeking assistance from China and Brazil last weekend to bailout Greece speaks volumes on how the balance of economic power has shifted eastwards and the failure of the developed nations to reform their economies. Malaysia, on the other hand is seeing a rise of investor confidence. This is in part due to the bold economic reforms we have undertaken since 2009, including liberalization. The proof is the fact that both the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the World Bank have recently highlighted Malaysia’s...Read More
Moving out of the middle-income trap means, among other things, building an economy that has the capacity to innovate and use innovations to compete in the market place. So being able to convert ideas into products is a key to success. What is our record in this regard? Introduction To reach developed nation status by 2020, the Government has projected that the country needs to grow by 6% annually. And this growth has to be productivity-driven. Not only must we be able to put bricks and mortar together, but we must also be able to work smarter and be more creative and innovative. An innovation-driven economy must have the ability to commercialize ideas that individuals or R&D centres produce. It also must have the capacity to commercially exploit patented ideas and resources for public use. Where do we stand? The latest World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report ranked Malaysia the 21st most competitive out of 142 economies it surveyed. However, in the...Read More
YB Dato Sri Mustapa Mohamad, Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI), stressed that the uncertain global economic scenario reflects the importance of the multilateral trading system in ensuring that economies resist protectionism. MITI Minister said this in the APEC Ministerial Meeting held in Honolulu, United States of America, on 11 November 2011. Minister Mustapa highlighted that the WTO has been an important body in ensuring that global trade is conducted according to rules and disciplines that have been collectively agreed, and that markets are kept open. Dato’ Sri Mustapa also drew attention to the fact that global supply chains are more integrated today and therefore vulnerable to the impacts of natural disaster, as seen in the Fukushima incident and the Thai floods. “Given our interdependence, we must resist protectionism and instead focus on measures that facilitate trade.” On the Doha Round, MITI Minister noted that negotiations over...Read More
Majlis Memeterai Pengeluaran Bersejarah Panel Solar Yang Ke 3,000 Mega-Watt Oleh First Solar Malaysia di Kulim Hi-Tech Park
Baru-baru ini pada 16 Nov 2011, Timbalan Menteri MITI, YB Dato’ Mukhriz Mahathir telah menghadiri majlis memeterai pengeluaran bersejarah panel solar yang ke 3,000 mega-watt di Kilang First Solar Malaysia Sdn Bhd di Kulim Hi-Tech Park.Dato’ Mukhriz berkata melalui usaha kerajaan banyak syarikat berkelas dunia telah memulakan operasi pengeluaran panel solar di Malaysia. Dengan menawarkan insentif seperti pelupusan cukai keuntungan syarikat pengeluar panel solar selama 15 tahun, kadar faedah yang rendah dan infrastruktur yang baik, Malaysia kini menjadi pilihan utama destinasi pelaburan langsung asing (FDI) dalam sektor ini. Menurut Dato’ Mukhriz lagi, kerajaan komited untuk memastikan Malaysia menyediakan persekitaran terbaik bagi pelaburan asing dan domestik bagi memastikan sektor ini berkembang pesat. Penggunaan 100% tenaga kerja tempatan di First Solar Malaysia membuktikan kejayaan Malaysia sebagai destinasi pelaburan yang mampu bersaing dengan negara lain terutama...Read More
Kerajaan hari ini mengumumkan enam program berimpak tinggi sebagai satu langkah untuk memastikan sektor perusahaan kecil dan sederhana (PKS) mampu berkembang sebanyak 8.7 peratus setahun menjelang tahun 2020 berbanding pada masa ini sekitar 6.5 peratus setahun. Enam program impak tinggi adalah:
- Integrasi Pendaftaran dan Pelesenan Penubuhan Perniagaan untuk mewujudkan pusat pendaftaran tunggal melalui Sistem Pendaftaran Perniagaan (MyCoID) dan Sistem Pelesenan Perniagaan (BLESS).
- Platform Pengkomersialan Teknologi (TCP) iaitu sebuah rangkaian platform kebangsaan yang diuruskan sektor swasta bagi mempromosi idea inovatif bermula peringkat pembuktian konsep ke peringkat pengkomersialan.
- Program Pelaburan PKS (SIP) yang menyediakan pembiayaan kewangan peringkat awal dan disalur melalui syarikat pelaburan kepada PKS berpotensi sama ada dalam bentuk hutang, ekuiti atau hibrid.
- Program Going Export (GoEx) menawarkan bantuan khusus kepada pengeksport dan PKS yang menceburi pasaran...