In addition, under various investment agreements between the Philippines and other countries, investors will benefit from the following provisions, among others: on 28 May 2012, the Philippine-Malaysian partnership reached an important milestone with the establishment of the Malaysia-Philippines Business Council in Kuala Lumpur, following the increase in business transactions between Malaysia and the Philippines. With the launch of MPBC, PMBC also became active. Other ASEAN treaties are being negotiated, including with Japan, which already has a series of far-reaching economic partnerships, while South Korea already has a free trade agreement. Both are similar to the above – the more than 90% reduction in all goods traded between ASEAN and these countries. The ASEAN bloc has largely eliminated all import and export tariffs on intermediate items, with the exception of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, which continue to impose nominal tariffs on certain items. But these will also be completely eliminated by 31 December 2015, so that the entire region will be exempt from customs duties from that date. The Philippine government has offered Malaysia numerous attempts to settle the dispute through a ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the United Nations, although the Philippine government`s recent attempt to intervene in the Ligitan and Sipadan feuds between Malaysia and Indonesia on the basis of their right to Sabah was rejected by the ICJ in 2002.   In 2016, Malaysia officially closed its Sabah borders from the Philippines, effectively increasing the cost of goods in three southern Philippine provinces, namely Tawi-Tawi, Sulu, and Basilan, before illegal immigrants infiltrated the southern Philippines and continued kidnappings were committed by militant groups based in the southern Philippines. ASEAN has a similar free trade agreement with India, which is being phased in and is in the process of reducing tariffs to 90% of all products traded between ASEAN and India. .