Malaysia is all set to be part of the world's largest trade pact after the Senate today gave a clear go-ahead for the country to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).

The Upper House, in a special meeting here, approved, based on a voice vote, the motion to back Malaysia's participation in the TPPA.

The passage of the motion was announced by Dewan Negara President Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang.

A total of 21 senators had spoken during the debate on the motion tabled by International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, who said the TPPA would strengthen Malaysia's competitiveness, regionally and globally.

A similar motion was approved by the Dewan Rakyat yesterday after a two-day sitting.