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Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement
US Trade Representative Michael Froman is flanked by Japan’s Trade Minister Akira Amari (left) and Malaysia’s chief negotiator Datuk J. Jayasiri.
On Oct 5, 2015, 12 countries including the USA and Malaysia reached agreement on the TPPA. The agreement will be tabled in the Malaysian Parliament soon. The full text of the agreement has not been disclosed to the Malaysian public yet. Therefore, Straits can only speculate on the impact of the TPPA on the Buy American Act as it relates to orthopaedic devices that are manufactured in Malaysia.