The Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy says consumers cannot be relied on to change and adopt healthy habits.
Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad says Malaysia fulfils 80% of the world’s demand for catheters and 60% for rubber gloves.
Quick reactions to the US tariffs are possible because many large manufacturers have facilities in multiple countries and can move at least small amounts of production without building new factories.
The technology sector is one of the biggest potential losers in the US$200 billion tariff list proposed by Washington on Chinese imports because the tariffs would make imported computer parts more expensive.
A quota system would keep US metal prices high by limiting supply and lead to potential shortages - any push for quotas faces strong opposition in all three countries.
The National Association for Business Economics also found in its monthly report that members unanimously expected economic growth to continue in the next year.
Fox’s remarks will do little to dispel fears among UK manufacturers that Brexit may disrupt the movement of components and workers -- and force them to relocate operations to the continent.
Farage said the manufacturing industry is too small to be allowed to hold back Brexit.