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Najib Chairs First National Export Council Meeting

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PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today chaired the first meeting of the National Export Council (NEC) as a catalyst to propel Malaysia’s exports.

The NEC said the formation of the council was aimed at boosting exports through better facilitation, including improving processes, procedures, regulations and documentation for exports, infrastructure, certification requirements, and logistics.

“The government is putting in place a comprehensive roadmap to strengthen the nation’s exports amid challenges in the global market,” it said in a statement released after the meeting here.

The NEC said that the roadmap encompassed initiatives to address the gaps in the export eco-system and deepen market access for exporters through market linkers, industry specialists and specialised promotion programmes.

It said the strategic actions would be aligned with sectors targeted under the 11th Malaysia Plan and the National Key Economic Areas.

Present were Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, and Khazanah Nasional Bhd Managing Director Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar.

Set up last year, the NEC focuses on three aspects, namely the export chain, logistics and output. – BERNAMA

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