Strategic Trade Act 2010

The Strategic Trade Act 2010 (Malay: Akta Perdagangan Strategik 2010) is a law enacted by the Malaysia government in 2010 to control the export of sensitive technology and materials in order to combat terrorism, nuclear proliferation, and the spread of weapons of mass destruction.

Strategic Trade Act 2010
Parliament of Malaysia
CitationAct 708
Territorial extentMalaysia
Enacted byDewan Rakyat
Passed5 April 2010
Enacted byDewan Negara
Passed6 May 2010
Royal assent2 June 2010
Commenced10 June 2010
Effective1 January 2011, P.U.(B) 559/2010
Legislative history
Bill introduced in the Dewan RakyatStrategic Trade Bill 2010
Bill citationD.R. 04/2010
Introduced byMohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department
First reading1 April 2010
Second reading5 April 2010
Third reading5 April 2010
Bill introduced in the Dewan NegaraStrategic Trade Bill 2010
Bill citationD.R. 04/2010
Introduced byLiew Vui Keong, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department
First reading26 April 2010
Second reading6 May 2010
Third reading6 May 2010
Keywords
Nuclear proliferation, weapon of mass destruction
Status: In force

The American government congratulated Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on the legislation in an official statement from the White House.[1]

Structure

The Strategic Trade Act 2010, in its current form (as of 2010), consists of 6 Parts containing 57 sections and 1 schedule (including no amendment).

  • Part I: Preliminary
  • Part II: Appointment and Powers of Strategic Trade Collectors
  • Part III: Control of Strategic Items, Unlisted Items and Restricted Activities
  • Part IV: Permit and Registration
  • Part V: Enforcement
  • Part VI: General
  • Schedule

Regulation of strategic items, unlisted items and restricted activities

The written laws related to the regulation of strategic items, unlisted items and restricted activities are as follows:

1. Animals Act 1953 [Act 647]

2. Atomic Energy Licensing Act 1984 [Act 304]

3. Chemical Weapons Convention Act 2005 [Act 641]

4. Customs Act 1967 [Act 235]

5. Pesticides Act 1974 [Act 149]

6. Plant Quarantine Act 1976 [Act 167]

7. Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 [Act 342]

8. Protection of New Plant Varieties Act 2004 [Act 634]

References

  1. Ai Lee, Tim (13 April 2010). "Obama Congratulates Najib on His Stance on Weapons of Mass Destruction". www.thestar.com.my. The Star. Retrieved 2 January 2019.


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