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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 and soft loan. The grant and soft loan disbursed is according to the maximum amount of each activity and up to a total of RM5 million per company for the duration of the period 2015 – 2020. Eligible activities are:

A. Grant


Activity 1

a. Promoting Malaysian expertise in services at international events overseas as speaker in conferences, forums and participating in services industry related competitions.

b. Travelling expenses for tender bidding.

c. Procuring commercial intelligence / market reports for assessing business opportunity or projects overseas.


Activity 2

a. Rendering services for projects undertaken overseas.

b. Presentation to potential clients for assessing business and projects overseas.

c. Preparation of prototype, system customisation and localisation to meet projects requirements.

Activity 3
  • Initial Cost of Setting up Office Overseas.
  • Activity 4
  • Logistic cost of sending Malaysian products, equipment or merchandising for project abroad undertaken by Malaysian services companies.
  • Activity 5
  • Grant for conducting feasibility study for specific international project overseas.
  • B. Soft Loan (Soft Loan Scheme for Services Exports –SLSSE)


    Activity 6
  • Costs incurred in preparation and submission of project proposals for overseas projects.
  • Activity 7
  • Expenses related to raising bank guarantee or performance bond to execute overseas project.

  • 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 2016

    There are no changes in the eligibility criteria and activities. However, the eligibility criteria have been extended to tourism, financial & insurance industry). Effective 1 September 2016.

    Click here to read MDG Guidelines.
    Click here for Frequently Asked Question on MDG.

    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)

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    Updated by Exporters Development Division