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PRESS RELEASE : THE RE-ELECTION OF MALAYSIA TO THE UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW (UNCITRAL) BY THE 73RD UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY (UNGA)

THE RE-ELECTION OF MALAYSIA TO THE UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW (UNCITRAL) BY THE 73RD UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY (UNGA)

Malaysia has been successfully re-elected to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), for the six-year term of 2019-2025, at the election held during the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on 17 December 2018.

Malaysia's re-election is the manifestation and testimony of its international standing under the current leadership of the Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, as well as its credibility as an important player in promoting free and fair trade through the harmonisation of international trade laws.

Malaysia will also continue to support the aspiration of the UNCITRAL in promoting simplified business incorporation. In this regard, Malaysia is currently implementing the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Masterplan for the term 2012-2020 which aims to accelerate the growth of SMEs vide innovation-driven and productivity-led strategies. Malaysia has indeed established its National e-Commerce Council (NeCC) to drive the implementation of its roadmap towards doubling Malaysia’s e-commerce growth rate.

Malaysia therefore values the work of UNCITRAL, and will continue to participate actively in the works of the Commission.

 

PUTRAJAYA

19 December 2018