Extract from “Malaysia to see ‘negligible’ economic gains by joining TPPA, says economist”

Jomo is of the view that the TPPA is not mainly about ‘free trade’ as both the US and Malaysia are already among the world’s most open economies.

“There is little more to gain by further reducing tariffs, while non-tariff barriers such as import curbs on solar panels [were] not addressed,” he said.

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