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Bilateral and ASEAN Trade and International Finance Unit

Head of Unit
Noor Asima binti Osman
 
Bilateral and ASEAN Trade and International Finance Unit
  • Provide legal advice on the various issues arising under international trade and finance law especially those issues which are related to:
    • Multilateral trade
    • World Trade Organization (WTO)
    • Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
    • Regional trade
    • Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Free Trade Agreement (AFTA)
    • Bilateral trade
    • International taxation
    • Arbitration
    • Permanent Court of Arbitration
    • International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
    • United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
    • World Bank
    • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    • External loans
  • Participate in international negotiations with regard to the abovementioned issues; and
  • Drafting and vetting legal Instruments.
Agreements under our purview
WTO Agreements
  1. General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (GATT)
  2. Agreement on Agriculture
  3. Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
  4. Agreement on Textiles and Clothing
  5. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
  6. Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMs)
  7. Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of GATT 1994
  8. Agreement on Implementation of Article VII of GATT 1994
  1. Agreement on Pre-shipment Inspection
  2. Agreement on Rules of Origin
  3. Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures
  4. Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures
  5. Agreement on Safeguards
  6. General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
  7. Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
  8. Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (Dispute Settlement Understanding)
ASEAN Agreements
  1. Agreement on the Common Effective Preferential Tariff (CEPT) Scheme for the ASEAN Free Trade Area 1992 (including its related Protocols)
  2. Framework Agreement on Enhancing ASEAN Economic Co-operation 1992
  3. ASEAN Customs Code of Conduct 1995
  4. ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services 1995
  5. ASEAN Framework Agreement on Intellectual Property Cooperation 1995
  6. Protocol to amend the Framework Agreement on Enhancing ASEAN Economic Cooperation 1995
  7. ASEAN Industrial Cooperation Scheme 1996
  8. ASEAN Agreement on Customs 1997
  9. ASEAN Investment Area Agreement (AIA) 1998
  10. ASEAN Framework Agreement on Mutual Recognition Arrangements 1998
  11. ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Goods in Transit 1998
  12. Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation between ASEANand the People’s Republic of China 2002 (including its related Protocols)
  13. ASEAN Sectoral on Mutual Recognition Arrangements for Electrical and Electronic Equipment 2002
  14. Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation between ASEAN and the People’s Republic of India 2003
  15. Agreement on the ASEAN Harmonised Cosmetic Regulatory Scheme 2003
  1. Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation between ASEAN and Japan 2003
  2. Agreement on Trade in Goods of the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation between ASEAN and the People’s Republic of China 2004
  3. Agreement on Dispute Settlement Mechanism of the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation between ASEAN and the People’s Republic of China 2004
  4. Agreement on Dispute Settlement Mechanism of the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation ASEAN and the People’s Republic of China 2004
  5. Agreement on Dispute Settlement Mechanism Under the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Among the 12 Governments of the Member Countries of ASEAN and the Republic of Korea 2005
  6. Agreement on Trade in Goods Under the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Among the Governments of the Member Countries of ASEAN and the Republic of Korea 2006
  7. Agreement on Trade in Services under the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation among the Governments of the Member Countries of ASEAN and the Republic of Korea 2007
International Agreements on Finance
  1. Bilateral Swap Agreement under the Chiang Mai Initiative between the Government of Malaysia and the Republic of Korea
  2. Bilateral Swap Agreement under the Miyazawa Initiative and the Bilateral Swap Agreement under the Chiang Mai Initiative between the Government of Malaysia and the Government of Japan
  3. Agreements on Double Taxation
  4. Agreements on External Loan
International Conventions and Agreements
  1. International Tropical Timber Agreement (ITTA), 1994
  2. Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Award 1985
  3. UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration
  4. Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and National of Other States
  5. Agreement between the Government of Malaysia and the Asian African Legal Consultative Organisation on the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration
  6. International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures
  1. International Convention for the Publications of Customs Tariffs
  2. Investment Guarantee Agreements
  3. International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations (Rome Convention)(1961)
  4. Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (1971)
  5. Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (1971)
  6. Codex Alimentarius
  7. International Cocoa Agreement 1993