Market Development Grant (MDG)

The Market Development Grant (MDG) is a financial support facility in the form of a reimbursable grant to assist Malaysian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Professional Service Providers, Trade & Industry Associations, Chambers of Commerce and Professional Bodies in undertaking eligible export promotional activities.

Grant Ceiling

RM200,000 per eligible company. Any company that has fully utilised RM200,000 since the date of commencement of MDG in 2002, will no longer be eligible for consideration. MDG reimbursements for any given year will be subject to the availability of funds.

Activities Apply

Participation in International Trade Fairs / Exhibitions
a) In Malaysia
b) Overseas
a) In Malaysia: RM5,000
b) Overseas: RM15,000
  • Participation Fees/ Booth Rental
  • Booth Construction
  • Air Fare
  • Land Transportation (Malaysia to ASEAN Countries)
  • Accommodation
Participation in Trade & Investment Missions/ Export Acceleration Missions
a) Organised by MATRADE / jointly organised
b) Not organised by MATRADE
a) Organised by MATRADE/ jointly organised: RM10,000
b) Not organised by MATRADE: RM2,000
  • Participation Fees
  • Air Fare
  • Land Transportation (Malaysia to ASEAN Countries)
  • Accommodation
Participation in International Conferences Overseas
Listing Fee For Made In Malaysia Products in Supermarkets/ Hypermarkets/ Retail Centres Overseas
  • Listing Fee

(Effective 1st January 2018)


Companies are advised to submit their claim documentation WITHIN 40 days:
i. From the last date of promotional activity for:

  • International Trade Fairs/ Exhibitions held locally or overseas
  • Trade & Investment Missions (TIM) or Export Acceleration Missions (EAM)
  • International Conferences overseas

ii. From the first day of listing in the Supermarkets/ Hypermarkets/ Retail Centres overseas.

Any late application will not be considered.

For further information about the grant, please contact us at:

Market Development Unit
8th Floor, Menara MATRADE,
Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah,
50480 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Tel: +603-6207 7077 / 7593
Fax: +603-6203 7252
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