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Need to review trade policy and treaties


Important sector: A general view of a container yard at North Port in Port Klang. Exports play a prominent role in the economy, and what happens in the global trade arena is of great concern. — Reuters

Important sector: A general view of a container yard at North Port in Port Klang. Exports play a prominent role in the economy, and what happens in the global trade arena is of great concern. — Reuters

Trade deals cover many key issues besides trade and have huge implications for economic and social development, so they should also come under review by the new government

THE new government is undertaking extensive reviews of the economic situation and policies. The scope of the reviews is comprehensive and the pace is fast, with a 100-day deadline. This is commendable as the policies need re-looking, spring cleaning, and in some cases an overhaul.

Martin Khor

   

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