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The impact of maritime trade liberalization and economic integration to Malaysia

Zul Kepli, Mohd Yazid (2016) The impact of maritime trade liberalization and economic integration to Malaysia. International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Research, 6 (6). pp. 15-26. ISSN 2250-0006 E-ISSN 2319-4472

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Malaysian maritime trade sector is very much liberalized with 80 percent of Malaysian goods and cargoes being shipped to Malaysia using foreign ships. With regional liberalization of trade and services being top on ASEAN agenda, steps are being taken to further liberalize trade and services sectors. This article explores the maritime logistic industry in Malaysia and analyzes how the liberalization of maritime trade, and now, ASEAN economic integration, impacts on the conduct, structure and performance of its maritime trade sector. The benefits of regional liberalization of trade must be balanced with effective policies and meticulous implementation to protect the interest of all parties: foreign and domestic. Unmonitored and unregulated liberalization will be harmful to both society and economy. However, bias and ineffective protectionism can bring even more harm. This paper starts with a background analysis and is followed by an examination on the challenges and issues associated with liberalization of the maritime trade sector. Suggestions and recommendations to strengthen the maritime trade sector during and post liberalization are also included.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6861/54202
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maritime Trade, Liberalization & Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Yazid Zul Kepli
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 11:23
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2017 09:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/54202

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