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  jata  Malaysia's Free Trade Agreements



FTAs Currently In Force

Thus far, Malaysia has implemented 7 bilateral FTAs and 6 regional FTAs.

In terms of trade with Malaysia’s free trade agreements (FTAs) partners, Malaysia’s total trade value stood at RM1,122.73 billion in 2017, with exports valued at RM590.15 billion while imports totaled RM 532.57 billion. FTA partner countries contributed 63.1% of Malaysia’s total exports in 2017.

The main exports to the FTA partner countries in 2017 were E&E, petroleum products, chemicals and chemical products, LNG and manufactures of metal.


Bilateral FTAs


Date of Entry into Force (EIF)

1. Malaysia-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (MJEPA)

13 July 2006

2. Malaysia-Pakistan Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (MPCEPA)

1 January 2008

3. Malaysia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (MNZFTA)

1 August 2010

4. Malaysia-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (MICECA)

1 July 2011

5. Malaysia-Chile Free Trade Agreement (MCFTA)

25 February 2012

6. Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA)

1 January 2013

7. Malaysia-Turkey Free Trade Agreement (MTFTA)

1 August 2015


Regional FTAs


Date of Entry into Force (EIF)

1. ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA)

1 July 2003

2. ASEAN-Korea Free Trade Agreement (AKFTA)

1 July 2006

3. ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership (AJCEP)

1 February 2009

4. ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA)

1 January 2010

5. ASEAN-India Free Trade Agreement (AIFTA)

1 January 2010

6. ASEAN Trade In Goods Agreement (ATIGA)

17 May 2010


FTAs Currently Negotiated

Malaysia is currently undertaking four FTA negotiations namely:

  1. Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

  2. Malaysia-Iran Preferential Trade Agreement (MIPTA)

  3. Malaysia-European Free Trade Area Economic Partnership Agreement (MEEPA)

  4. Malaysia-EU Free Trade Agreement (MEUFTA)


FTAs Signed but Pending Ratification and Entry into Force

  1. ASEAN-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) – signed on 12 November 2017, target entry into force in 2019

  2. Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) – signed on 4 February 2016

  3. Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) - signed on 8 March 2018



Last Updated 2018-05-03 12:25:57 by Fauziah Osman

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