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Export Assistance

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.

For export promotion activities undertaken from 1 January - 30 April 2014

Please be informed that for export promotion activities undertaken from 1 January - 30 April 2014, the MDG 2013 guidelines will still apply. As such, all complete applications must be submitted online and received by MATRADE by 28 June 2014. Application for Market Development Grant (MDG) must be made through the MDG Online System. The system can be accessed from the MATRADE website effective 15 April 2014. Any application submitted later than 28 June 2014 will not be considered. For details of the guideline, please click here.

For export promotion activities undertaken from 1 May - 31 December 2014

Please be informed that the online application for the Market Development Grant (MDG) 2014 for activities undertaken from 1st May 2014 can only be submitted from 1 August 2014 and the deadline for submission will be adjusted accordingly. We apologise for the inconvenience and 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 . For details of the guideline, please click here.


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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