What is MDG

The Market Development Grant (MDG) is a support initiative in the form of a reimbursable grant. MDG was introduced in 2002 with the objective of assisting exporters in their efforts to promote Malaysian made products or services globally. The lifetime limit of MDG is RM300,000 and it is specifically formulated for Malaysian SME Companies, Professional Service Providers, Trade and Industry Associations, Chambers of Commerce, Professional Bodies and Co-operatives.

[Note: MDG reimbursements are subject to the availability of the government funds]

What activities are eligible for grant funding?
Who is eligible to claim for MDG? (please refer to MDG Guidelines)

  1. Small And Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  2. Professional Service Providers (Sole Proprietor Or Partnership)
  3. Trade & Industry Associations, Chambers Of Commerce Or Professional Bodies
  4. Co-operatives
How do I submit my new application of claims or request for reimbursement of expenses?

All completed applications must be SUBMITTED ONLINE through MATRADE’s website:

Apply MDG

Submissions for reimbursements must be:


Promotion Activity

Submission of Applications

Physical Event


Participation in International Trade Fairs or Exhibitions held in Malaysia/ Overseas

Within 30 calendar days after the last date of event


Participation in Trade & Investment Missions (TIM) or Export Acceleration Missions (EAM)


Participation in International Conferences Held Overseas


Listing fees in Supermarkets or Hypermarkets or Retail Centres or Boutique Outlets Located Overseas

Within 30 calendar days after the first day of listing

v. International Certification for Exports Within 30 calendar days after certification approval date

Virtual Event


Participation in Virtual International Trade Fairs In Malaysia or Overseas

Within 30 calendar days from the last date of the event


Participation In Business To Business (B2B) Meetings Related To Virtual Trade Investment Missions And Export Acceleration Missions

Within 30 calendar days from the last date of the promotion activity

For more information, please download information as per link below:

Apply MDG Check Disbursed Amount

All enquiries and submission of reports must be sent to:

Market Development Unit (MDG)
8th Floor, East Wing,
Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah,
50480 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Tel: +603-6207 7066
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