JOHOR BAHRU, Nov 29 (Bernama) -- Privilege or flexibility in the entries of co-operative products among Asia Pacific nation was among the proposals which was successfully raised in the International Cooperative Alliance Asia Pacific (ICA- AP) Cooperative to Cooperative (C2C) Seminar which took place here for two days, since yesterday.
Angkatan Koperasi Kebangsaan Malaysia Berhad (Angkasa) president Datuk Abdul Fattah Abdullah said the proposal among others took into account the process, condition and specifications stipulated by the Customs on the implementation of the policy.
‘’For example, there would be too many processes if we want to send a product to (South) Korea..Custom processes and others.
‘’As such, we (seminar participants) proposed to the (co-operatives) to discuss with their respective governments to give privileges or flexibility in the entries of co-operative products especially from among Asia Pacific nations,’’ he told a media conference after the closing of ICA-AP C2C organised by Angkasa here today.
Also present were ICA Board Member and also Angkasa deputy president Datuk Kamarudin Ismail and ICA-AP regional director, Balu G.Iyer.
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Abdul Fattah said co-operative leaders from 17 countries including Indonesia, South Korea, Thailand, Australia, and United Arab Emirates (UAE) were also successful in activating inter co-operative trades opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.
‘’We see many products are needed between the nations...so, we want to activate the commerce in the Asia Pacific region first. In this world, we have four regions - Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and America.
‘’Now, we first spruce up the strategy, and, we only enter the region after that. This we will do in the effort to see the co-operative movements are capable of contributing to the economic development of their respective countries,’’ he added.