Miti: En­sure rules do not bur­den busi­nesses

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SUNBIZ -

KUALA LUMPUR: Reg­u­la­tions must be prop­erly de­signed, ad­min­is­tered and en­forced so they do not cre­ate an un­nec­es­sary bur­den on busi­nesses, says the In­ter­na­tional Trade and In­dus­try Min­istry (Miti).

Its sec­re­tary-gen­eral Datuk J. Jayasiri said it is nec­es­sary for pro­ce­dures and mea­sures to be in­tro­duced for reg­u­la­tions to achieve their ob­jec­tives.

“How­ever, it should not un­nec­es­sar­ily in­hibit pri­vate sec­tor par­tic­i­pa­tion in the econ­omy, es­pe­cially dur­ing this time of chal­leng­ing eco­nomic sce­nario,” he said in a state­ment.

The state­ment was is­sued by Miti yes­ter­day in con­junc­tion with the one-day “Trade Fa­cil­i­ta­tion Work­shop: Re­duc­ing Un­nec­es­sary Reg­u­la­tory Bur­dens On Pro­cessed Food” held on Mon­day.

The work­shop, or­gan­ised by Miti and Malaysia Pro­duc­tiv­ity Cor­po­ra­tion, gath­ered reg­u­la­tors and in­dus­try play­ers to dis­cuss is­sues and chal­lenges re­lated to reg­u­la­tory mea­sures, as well as to iden­tify the best strate­gies that need to be taken.

It was at­tended by al­most 90 par­tic­i­pants from var­i­ous min­istries, agen­cies and in­dus­try play­ers in­clud­ing the Health Min­istry, Royal Malaysian Cus­toms, Fed­er­a­tion of Malaysian Man­u­fac­tur­ers, Freight For­warders As­so­ci­a­tions and Chambers of Com­merce. – Ber­nama

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