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CPTPP partner: Malaysia

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is a trading block that represents 495 million people with a combined gross domestic product of CAD $13.5 trillion – a full 13.5% of global GDP. Through the CPTPP, Canada has preferential access to half a billion consumers in some of the world’s most dynamic and fast-growing markets, which will strengthen Canadian businesses, grow the economy, and create more well-paying jobs for middle class Canadians.

The CPTPP entered into force for the first six countries to ratify the Agreement – Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and Singapore – on December 30, 2018, and for Vietnam on January 14, 2019. For the remaining signatories (Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, and Peru), the CPTPP will enter into force 60 days after that country ratifies the Agreement.

Why Malaysia matters

Canada-Malaysia trade snapshot

Top Canadian Exports to Malaysia (2015-2017 average, $CAD)

Pie chart of Canada's top exports to Malaysia (2015-17 average)
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Canada's Top Exports to Malaysia (2015-2017 average, $CAD)

  • Total value of exports to Malaysia: $725,000,000
  • Agricultural products (soybeans, wheat): $214,000,000
  • Fertilizers: $188,000,000
  • Electronic and electrical machinery and equipment: $69,000,000
  • Miscellaneous industrial products: $58,000,000
  • Industrial machinery: $43,000,000

Key facts and figures

Canada-Malaysia trade

Canada-Malaysia tourism

Canada’s top merchandise imports from Malaysia (2015-2017 average)

Canada’s imports of services from Malaysia (2016)

Canada’s top merchandise exports to Malaysia (2015-2017 average)

Canada’s exports of services to Malaysia (2016)

How the CPTPP helps Canada-Malaysia trade and investment

Sectoral opportunities in Malaysia

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