EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Malaysia's new economic model (NEM) for forest industry: what factors to look at?

Jean-Marc Roda (), Ahmad Fauzi Puasa (), Lim Hin Fui (), Rohana Abd Rahman () and Ismariah Ahmad
Additional contact information
Ahmad Fauzi Puasa: Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Lim Hin Fui: Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Rohana Abd Rahman: Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Ismariah Ahmad: Forest Research Institute Malaysia

EAS Strategic Options, 2010, vol. 2010, issue 06, 14-15

Abstract: How can forest industry contribute to achieving the status of a high income nation by 2020? What are the existing advantages and disadvantages of doing business in Malaysia which can help us to attain this objective? The World Bank analyses on a global basis the various advantages of doing business in various countries are good references for policy and decision-makers in Malaysia. It is important to compare Malaysia with other timber producing countries exporting similar timber products to 15t0he same international markets, especially the European market. Ghana and Cameroon are two other tropical timber producers that have achieved their own FLEGT agreements, therefore giving them definitive appeal to the European market. In this context, selected business indicators are considered here to illustrate the challenges of Malaysian competitiveness towards attaining higher value path in international timber trade.

Keywords: furniture; hevea wood; rubber; rubberwood; europe; malaysia; market; wood products; economy; industry; wood; exports; supply; imports; timber; plantation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://cirad-upr40-economics.000webhostapp.com/RePEc/epf/easopt/eas06.pdf (application/pdf)
http://www.frim.gov.my/v1/fif/pdf_file/InFocus%20Sept%202010.pdf#page=14 (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:epf:easopt:201009

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
Puan Rohana, EAS, Forest Research Institute Malaysia, 52109 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Access Statistics for this article

EAS Strategic Options is currently edited by Ismariah Ahmad

More articles in EAS Strategic Options from CIRAD, Forest department, UPR40 Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Roda Jean-Marc ().

 
Page updated 2021-03-29
Handle: RePEc:epf:easopt:201009