malaysia flagAccording to the Malaysian Trade Minister, it was quoted that Malaysia may not ratify the final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement in view of  the TPP obligations on geographical indications (GI). In one of its letters to the U.S., the Minister observed that Malaysia will comply with the objective and purpose of the procedural disciplines that apply to GIs recognized under other international agreements even after the TPP is signed. It was also told that the government is keen on publishing a GI application though it can also reject it based on stakeholder opposition.

According to the Malaysian Trade Minister, it was  quoted that  Malaysia may not ratify the final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement in view of  the TPP obligations on geographical indications (GI). In one of its letters to the U.S., the Minister observed that Malaysia will comply with the objective and purpose of theshanti rice procedural disciplines that apply to GIs recognized under other international agreements even after the TPP is signed. It was also told that the government is keen on publishing a GI application though it can also reject it based on stakeholder opposition.

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