The free trade agreement is an agreement between two or more countries, which gives the countries concerned preferential access to the market. “It also allows consumers to obtain imported products at a lower cost. But the agreement allows local producers to expect damages as long as they do not participate in this competition. That is why India withdrew from the RCEP negotiations. Regarding the signing of the RCEP agreement following eight years of negotiations as a major achievement, he said: “These comprehensive free trade agreements have negative and positive aspects. The abolition of tariffs gives the countries of the agreement the free movement of trade products. The MFN rate is a normal non-discriminatory rate applied to imports (with the exception of the preferential tariff rate under free trade agreements). The CO is a trade certificate/document issued by a competent authority of the exporting country that certifies the origin of the products, allowing the importer to request preferential rates on the basis of the rules of origin of each agreement entered into force. “It is inevitable that the RCEP agreement will increase China`s economic influence in the region, but ASEAN countries will not risk their relations with the United States.” Professor Ahmad Azam Abdul Rahman, a member of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation`s (IPHRC) Independent Standing Commission on Human Rights (IPHRC), said: “This agreement, reached after lengthy negotiations, covers 2.1 billion people and 30% of the world`s gross domestic product (GDP). There is no doubt that this agreement will improve economic integration in the Asia-Pacific region and open new doors to different types of cooperation. He warned ASEAN countries that they would not sign the agreement gently, but would set their own terms after fully assessing it in terms of policy and national security. Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid, a professor of political science at Sains University in Malaysia, said the RCEP agreement was the result of the gradual decline in U.S.
influence in the Asia-Pacific region. Mydin stressed that the free trade agreement could lead to a risk of foreign dependence on countries with lower production capacity. Preferential tariff treatment is a special treatment in the form of a preferential tariff for products that meet the original criteria under the relevant agreement. A free trade agreement is an international agreement between two or more countries to reduce or remove trade barriers and achieve closer economic integration. It is a commercial certificate/document that helps determine the origin of goods and is not used to charge preferential rates. Normally, goods are released with the import duty in accordance with the customs order imposed. The agreements can be accessed via the ministry of international trade and industry (www.miti.gov.my/) web portal. The preferential tariff rate can be called by the e-Federal Gazette (www.federalgazette.agc.gov.my/bm_index.php), Malaysia`s trade with Turkey increased by 50.2% to reach 8.42 billion.RM (2.02 billion USD) against 5.61 billion dollars.RM (1.43 billion USD) in 2015.