Alibaba’s digital trade zone in Malaysia
An Alibaba-led digital trade zone in Malaysia is expected to boost trade between Southeast Asia and China. The "Digital Free Trade Zone," is designed to make cross-region shipments more affordable for Malaysian small and medium-sized companies. A core element of the scheme is an electronic world trade platform designed to ease trade between Malaysian and Chinese firms. The platform, due to take effect in 2019, will connect businesses, manage cargo authorizations and assist on customs.