He says the ministry will explain matters to US embassy officials and meet all rubber glove makers this Friday to explain the repercussions of forced labour in their operations.
The trades union congress says asking consumers to boycott products and services by a certain community is akin to ‘poisoning their minds’.
He says the three issues that needed greater focus are affordable housing, cost of essential goods and reduction of toll rates.
China promised to 'substantially' expand purchases of US goods after the latest round of trade talks.
Head of the Iran-South Korea chamber of commerce says a mechanism has been devised for returning oil export revenues from South Korea, by which Iran's oil export revenue will be bartered with imported goods.
The move follows efforts to prevent an escalation in ongoing violence that has raised fears of a new war between Israel and the Palestinian territory's Islamist rulers Hamas.
Among the items disposed of were women's clothing and accessories, CDs, shoes and children’s toys.
Only last week, Beijing said it welcomed overtures from US officials offering to restart trade talks, but the new tariffs could cause China to call off the negotiations.
The decision comes despite a Treasury invitation earlier this week to senior Chinese officials, including Vice Premier Liu He, for more talks to try to resolve trade differences.
The finance minister says some food items should not be taxed under SST.
China has responded dollar-for-dollar on hundreds of US goods, putting the total value of affected goods at US$100 billion, one-seventh of the total annual US-China trade.
However, Dr Mahathir says this does not include liquor or cigarettes, which are injurious to health.
The Chinese reaction is sure to ratchet up tensions with the Trump administration at the end of a week that saw stock markets rattled by the intensifying trade battle.
Trump is said to have directed the increase from a previously proposed 10% duty because China has refused to meet US demands and has imposed retaliatory tariffs on US goods.
Prices should come down at every stage after the GST was zero-rated, but in some cases, they have gone up instead.
Economist says prices were supposed to come down with GST but traders had taken advantage of the people by not passing on savings.
The former prime minister says PH exploited the GST issue before the May 9 polls but has now acknowledged that the tax was not the main reason for the increase in prices.
In a statement, Trump said he had asked the US trade representative to identify the Chinese products to be subject to the new tariffs.
The finance minister says there is no document to support the former prime minister's statement.
While de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim applauds the Cabinet’s move to zero-rate the goods and services tax (GST), he does not see prices of goods reducing anytime soon.
The Malaysia-China Chamber of Commerce says Malaysian interests must be protected and believes prices of some goods will come down once the sales and services tax is implemented.
China has agreed to increase the amount of goods and services purchased from the US but made no mentioned to the 200 billion dollars the US announced.
This covers all local and imported products.
For years, thousands of such porters have crossed the border every day into Ceuta, a Spanish enclave perched on the northernmost tip of Morocco.
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