THURSDAY, AUGUST 5TH, 2021, KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) continues to support Malaysia’s Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) exporters through five (5) additional initiatives under the Market Development Grant (MDG). The purpose is to ensure Malaysian exporters remain resilient and competitive to brace through the challenging COVID-19 pandemic.
A workshop to reach out to SMEs and to further facilitate their MDG application process was organised on August 4th, 2021. The workshop touched on the overall objectives as well as the benefits of MDG to the exporters. It also covered the application procedures and common mistakes made during the process. MATRADE received an overwhelming response for the workshop with 1,064 participants registered for the event and almost 85% viewers during the event.
Malaysian SMEs have started to apply for the MDG under the newly introduced activities. From 15th July 2021 until 4th August 2021 alone, MATRADE has received 2,200 applications and the number is increasing day by day.
“We hope with such facilitation, Malaysian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) exporters will be able to revive and sustain its export business and remain competitive in the global market”, said Encik Mohd Mustafa Abdul Aziz, Chief Executive Officer of MATRADE.
MATRADE urged more SMEs to come forward and be part of the programme. SMEs are urged to register with MATRADE as members, to enable them be more involved in MATRADE’s export promotion programmes. The membership is complimentary and registration can be done via www.matrade.gov.my.