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Malaysia’s efforts to comply with WTO improving


The number of advanced written questions received by Malaysia for the Eighth Trade Policy Review (8th TPR) in Geneva, Switzerland has reduced substantially, reflecting the country’s efforts to improve its compliance with the World Trade Organization and maintain an open and transparent trading environment. The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) secretary-general Datuk Seri Isham Ishak said Malaysia received a total of 367 questions from 28 WTO Members with a majority number of questions from the US, India, Australia, the EU, and ASEAN. These were reduced from 476 received in 2018. Isham said these questions have covered a number of areas such as trade openness, intellectual property rights, food security, halal certification, financial services, sustainable development, e-commerce, SME development, free trade agreements, standards and issues related to trade and gender.

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