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17 April 2017 - Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) had successfully organized the Engagement Session with Regulatory Coordinators (RC) on the Implementation of Good Regulatory Practice today. The aim of the session were to increase the understanding among Regulatory Coordinators; updates and provides feedback on the status of GRP Implementation at ministries and agencies and get feedback on issues and challenges faced by Ministries and Agencies in the implementation of GRP. This half-day event was attended by more than 70 participants from various ministries and government agencies.
“One of the key drivers of enhancing national productivity is to improve the efficiency of policy and regulatory processes. It is hoped that, by improving the quality of existing regulations and ensuring the quality of new regulations, the regulatory burden on businesses will be reduced substantially. Regulatory policy is about achieving government's objectives through the use of regulations,... Read More
The Ministry of International Trade and Industry through the National Aerospace Industry Coordinating Office (NAICO) made its biggest appearance ever in the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2017 (LIMA ‘17). This is part of MITI’s efforts in promoting the development of Malaysian aerospace and Shipbuilding & Ship Repair (SBSR) industries.
Day 1: 21 March 2017 (Tuesday)
LIMA’17 was officially opened by YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Prime Minister at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) Tarmac. The Opening Ceremony was also attended by MITI Minister YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed and MITI Deputy Minister (Industry) YB Datuk Ahmad Maslan. During the Opening Ceremony, the Prime Minister highlighted MITI’s role in the development of aerospace industry through National Aerospace Industry Coordinating Office (NAICO). The 2016 achievement of the Malaysian aerospace industry was also announced by the Prime Minister.
MITI had... Read More
YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry recently visited the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS), on 6 March 2017. He was met by Tan Sri Rastam Mohd Isa, the current Chairman of ISIS and other senior staff of ISIS.
ASEAN was identified as one of the key areas for collaboration between MITI and ISIS, taking into account that 2017 marks ASEAN’s 50th Anniversary. YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed emphasized the importance of creating public awareness regarding ASEAN especially on the benefits that Malaysia has received over the years.
28 Feb 2018 - YB Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry together with HE Dr. Ghassan Ahmed Al-Sulaiman, Governor of Small and Medium Enterprise Authority of Saudi Arabia, officiated the Malaysia-Saudi Arabia Business Forum organized by the Ministry of Commerce and Investment, Saudi Arabia through its Commercial Office in Kuala Lumpur. The event was held in collaboration with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) and Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA).
The objectives of the Business Forum were to:
• Promote and highlight business and investment opportunities in Malaysia and Saudi Arabia; and
• Provide a platform to discuss and exchange views on issues related to trade and investment and ways to enhance bilateral economic relations.
More than 550 participants attended this Forum, the majority of which were prominent members of Malaysian business... Read More
On Monday, 20th February 2017, YB Datuk Chua Tee Yong, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry (“MITI”) had visited three companies in Ipoh, Perak, to view their facilities and learn more about each company’s operations and successes. The companies visited were the Chek Hup Group of Companies, MRC Industries Sdn Bhd, and Ipoh International School Sdn Bhd.
The Chek Hup Group of companies is a manufacturer of rock sugar and instant beverages such as coffee, tea, and chocolate drinks. They have leveraged upon the soft loan schemes extended by MIDF since 2008, namely the Soft Loan Scheme for Small & Medium Enterprises (“SLSME”).
YB Datuk Chua then visited Ipoh International School Sdn Bhd, which operates the Tenby Schools in Ipoh. In 2009, the company received financial support through a Soft Loan Scheme for Services Development Capacity Development (“SLSCD”) approved by MIDF. The Minister’s official call then concluded with a visit to MRC Industries Sdn... Read More
Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, YB Minister of International Trade and Industry attended the 2016 APECMinisterial Meeting held in Lima, Peru from 17 - 18 November 2016.
Under the theme of Quality Growth and Human Development APEC Ministers exchanged views on the state of the regional and global economy and how, against this backdrop, APEC can promote voluntary reforms in support of free trade and capital mobility, boost SMEs’ internationalization and participation in global value chains; and adopt shared goals to maximize the opportunities offered by digital trade, services and the knowledge economy.
Y.B. Datuk Chua Tee Yong, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) officiated RUAG Aviation Malaysia (RUAG) 1st component Maintenance, Repair & Overall (MRO) facility in KLIA Aeropolis Subang on 17 November 2016. RUAG’s service center in Malaysia will provide MRO services for aircraft component, particularly turboprop and helicopters to local customers as well as those in the region. RUAG is also an authorised service center for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Bombardier, Cirrus, Cessna, Diamond, Dassault Aviation, Embraer, Leonardo-Finmeccanica (Agusta Westland), Piaggio, Sikorsky, Pilatus, Piper and Mooney.
With the opening of RUAG Aviation Malaysia, it sets another milestone towards Malaysia’s vision to become a leading regional aerospace player by the year 2030. The aerospace industry, particularly the MRO sub-sector, will continue to be a vibrant and thriving industry in the years to come, given that the Asia... Read More
Media Engagement by YB Datuk Chua Tee Yong Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry at One Referral Centre, SME Corp. Malaysia
Date: 15 November 2016 (Tuesday)
Time: 2:30 pm - 3.30 pm
Venue : One Referral Centre (ORC) SME Corp. Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
YB Datuk Chua Tee Yong, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry (Trade) had conducted an exclusive media engagement session on 15 November 2016 at the One Referral Centre (ORC), SME Corp. Malaysia, with two (2) targeted vernacular media namely Sin Chew Daily and China Press. The session was held mainly to highlight to the media the importance of the One Referral Centre (ORC) as the focal point for the dissemination of relevant information to SMEs, as well as on the SME Competitiveness Rating for Enhancement (SCORE),... Read More
YB Datuk Hj Ahmad Hj Maslan, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry recently made a working visit to Sabah from 5-6 November 2016. During his visit, the Deputy Minister took the opportunity to visit Mama Best Food Manufacturer Sdn Bhd. located at the Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP).
Mama Best Food is one of the first Bumiputera companies in Sabah involved in the production of frozen food certified halal. The company is registered with SME Corp and MATRADE and has received assistance from SME Corp in their efforts to expand production. The company is now looking to expand its market beyond Sabah. Joining Datuk Ahmad during the visit were the CEO of KKIP, Mr Melvin Disimond as well as officers from MITI, MATRADE and SME Corp.
The visit was a good opportunity for MITI and its agencies to engage with local SME companies and entrepreneurs as well as identify potential companies that can be further developed through MITI and Agencies’ assistance...
52 officials from various ministries and agencies participated in the International Trade Issues Workshop co-organized by MITI and Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSiS), Singapore. The 3-day workshop aimed to provide opportunities for government officials to learn more about issues and challenges faced in implementing international trade policies such as FTA, TPP, WTO and RCEP. It also focused on Global Value Chains and Trade Policies Formulation.
Eight (8) ministries, i.e. Ministry of Finance (MOF), Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Ministry of Plantation Industrial and Commodity (MPIC), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE), Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and Ministry of Works (MOW) joined MITI and its agencies at the workshop.