A Roundtable Discussion on Supporting Women-led Business Access Global Markets was recently organised by MATRADE on 14 November 2016. The Roundtable was officiated by YBhg. Dato’ Susila Devi, Deputy CEO I MATRADE and Puan Wan Suraya Wan Mohd Radzi, Deputy Secretary General (Strategy and Monitoring), MITI. The Roundtable was part of MITI and agencies’ efforts to equip women in business with information on available assistance provided by the Government. During the event, officials from SME Corp, MDEC, MIDA, HDC and the Department of Standards Malaysia updated on their programmes and assistance that could be optimised by women in business. Forty representatives including high-level representatives from PERDASAMA, Perniagawati, Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI), SME International Trade Association of Malaysia (SMITA) and the International Council for SMEs and Entrepreneurship (ICSMEE) Malaysia participated in the Roundtable.
July 2, 2015 , by admin2
The ASEAN-India Free Trade Agreement (AIFTA) came into effect on 1 January 2010 for Malaysia and India. It is a remarkable milestone towards a freer market environment, and an important agreement for Malaysia as India is emerging as an important trading partner as well as a market for Malaysian exports. This FTA creates a market of 1.7 billion people with combined GDP of US$2.8 trillion and combined global trade of over US$2 trillion. Under the AIFTA, ASEAN Member States and India have agreed to progressively reduce and eliminate duties on substantial number of products over a period of 3-8 years beginning 1 January 2010. The Philippines, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam are given an additional 2-3 years to reduce and eliminate their duties under this FTA. Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed says that Malaysia is committed to eliminate import duties on 6,792 products or tariff lines by 31December 2013, while duties on another 1,266 tariff lines would be eliminated by 31 December...Read More