COVID-19 has impacted global trade and economic wellbeing. MATRADE capitalises on digitalisation to immediately support businesses by continuously bridging Malaysian companies with foreign clients.
From 1 Jan – 31 July 2021,
1,086 business meetings (eBizMatch) were arranged connecting 674 exporters and 517 foreign buyers.
35 webinars were also conducted, garnering 7,802 viewers from all over the world.
440 market alerts, 53 product market studies and 2,127 trade leads were disseminated through MyExport Services
Despite the movement restrictions for businesses due to the pandemic, MATRADE remains committed to strengthen Malaysia’s position as the world’s halal hub leader through MIHAS 2021 Virtual Edition (9 September - 31 December 2021).
This WORLD'S LARGEST HALAL EVENT with the theme "Empowering Halal, Tomorrow, Together", features virtual exhibition booths, connects Malaysian suppliers to potential buyers and exchange information at the knowledge hub.
Moving forward to reignite businesses in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, MATRADE organised the eNational Export Day (eNED@2021) to benefit exporters through knowledge sharing and trade dialogues.
If you missed eNED@2021, do watch our launching video and recordings of sessions on our YouTube channel.
A support initiative in the form of a reimbursable grant (lifetime limit of RM300,000) with the objective of assisting exporters in their efforts to promote Malaysian made products or services globally. Participation in virtual events is now eligible for grant funding, to help ease the financial burden of exporters during the pandemic.
To boost Malaysia’s recovery amidst the challenging Covid-19 economic landscape, the government has unveiled the Strategic Programme to Empower the People and Economy (PEMERKASA) Initiatives worth RM20 billion on 17 March 2021.
The initiatives includes five main focuses and 20 strategic initiatives. The focuses are to curtail the spread of COVID-19, drive economic recovery, strengthen national competitiveness, ensure a regional and community inclusion agenda and transform the economy.
With support from MITI and its agencies, MATRADE remains poised in assisting Malaysian companies by continuing to give the highest level of commitment to ensure export growths despite the ongoing pandemic through various export development and promotion initiatives undertaken.