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United States - Malaysia
 
  Background and Negotiations
    On 26 October 2002 the United States announced the creation of the Enterprise for ASEAN initiative,  which offers the prospect for bilateral free trade agreements with ASEAN members that are WTO members and have a bilateral TIFA with the United States. The ASEAN countries include Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

On 10 May 2004 the United States and Malaysia signed a bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA). This agreement creates a U.S. - Malaysia Council on Trade and Investment. The first meeting under the U.S. - Malaysia TIFA took place in Kuala Lumpur in February 2005, the second in May 2005 in Washington, D.C. and the third meeting under the United States - Malaysia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement was held on 11 October 2005 in Malaysia.

On 8 March 2006 the United States and Malaysia announced that they would begin negotiations towards a free trade agreement. The first round of negotiations took place in Penang, Malaysia in June 2006  and the second round took place in Washington D.C. in July of that same year.

Documents relating to the negotiations
21 July 2006 Washington, D.C.: Second round of negotiationsPDFnew!
16 June 2006 Penang, Malaysia:  First round of negotiationsPDF
30 March 2006 Letter to U.S. House of Representatives notifying intent to initiate FTA negotiationsPDF
08 March 2006 United States, Malaysia announce intent to negotiate free trade agreementPDF
11 October 2005 Kuala Lumpur: Third meeting U.S.-Malaysia TIFAPDF
10 May 2004 Text of the U.S.-Malaysia TIFAPDF
10 May 2004 United States and Malaysia sign bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA)PDF
26 October 2002 White House Announcement on ASEAN InitiativePDF
26 October 2002 Fact Sheet:  Enterprise for ASEAN InitiativePDF
Source:  Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)

  Related Articles and Studies
   
March 2006 Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). Trade Facts: Free Trade Agreement:  U.S.-MalaysiaPDF
March 2006 Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). Free Trade Agreement with Malaysia:  Economic and Strategy BenefitsPDF

  Sources
   
 

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Recent Developments
  21 July 2006: Second round of negotiations  new!

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