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Export Assistance

Services Export Fund (SEF)

SEF provides assistance to Malaysian Service Providers (MSPs) to undertake activities to expand and venture into the international market. The assistance is extended in the form of reimbursable grant. Eligible activities are :

  • to promote Malaysian expertise in specific services areas overseas
  • to cover related cost in rendering services for projects abroad
  • establishment of physical commercial presence/office overseas
  • supplying Made in Malaysia products for Malaysian projects abroad

Reminder: Malaysian Services Providers (MSPs) are to submit application at least 30 days before undertaking the activities.

Market Development Grant (MDG)

The Market Development Grant is a scheme introduced to assist the small and medium enterprises (SMEs), service providers and trade & industry associations/chambers of commerce & professional bodies in undertaking export promotional activities. Companies can apply for a reimbursable grant on the eligible export promotional activities undertaken, subject to the availability of fund.

Reminder: Companies must submit their application within 40 days as stipulated in the Guidelines.

For export promotion activities undertaken in 2015

There are no changes in the eligibility criteria and activities. However, companies are required to submit the latest supporting documents.

Click here to read the 2015 Guidelines.

Companies who wish to apply for the MDG are encouraged to check the total amount disbursed to your company to date. For further enquiries please contact the MDG Unit at 03-6207 7593 or e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Certificate of Free Sales (CFS)

A Certificate of Free Sale is issued by MATRADE to facilitate Malaysian exporters in exporting local household products to countries which require such certificate. It assures the importing countries that the product issued has been sold freely in this country. The CFS issued by MATRADE is only for finished household products manufactured locally. It applied to household products that are not covered under the Ministry of Health (MOH) or any other government agencies in Malaysia. Further clarification about the CFS issued by MOH, please contact the respective agencies under the Ministry directly. To apply CFS, the company must register as a MATRADE member.

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Updated by Exporters Development Division