Malaysia - Taiwan Trade Window

Taiwan known for its modern city and traditional cultures offers abundance opportunities for Malaysian businesses to explore and venture into potential areas such as E&E, ICT, Machinery, Equipment & Parts, Automotive parts, Medical Tourism, Halal products & services including Food & Beverages.

Bilateral Trade between Malaysia & Taiwan

Trade with Taiwan contracted by 2.5% to reach RM93.97 billion (US$22.68 billion) in 2019. Exports expanded by 12.6% to RM36.95 billion (US$8.91 billion). This was on account of higher exports of manufactured goods particularly, E&E products and Optical & Scientific Equipment which increased by 31.9% and 6.0%, respectively. These products contributed 59.6% to Malaysia’s total exports to Taiwan. Other products that registered increases were transport equipment and other manufactures. Imports from Taiwan decreased by 10.3% to RM57.03 billion (US$13.77 billion) in 2019. Major imports were E&E products, Chemicals & Chemical products as well as iron & steel products

Malaysia’s Ranking

In 2019, Taiwan was Malaysia’s:

  • 6th largest global trading partner
  • 8th largest exports destination
  • 5th largest source of imports

Taiwan’s Ranking

In 2019, Malaysia was Taiwan:

  • 7th largest global trading partner
  • 8th largest exports destination
  • 5th largest source of imports

On April 23, 2018 MATRADE signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) specifically to enhance bilateral trade cooperation and trade promotion in the fields of Halal, Food & Beverage, ICT and e-Commerce.

In the spirit of collaboration between MATRADE and TAITRA, we encourage Malaysian companies to participate in the B2B platform via Please register your business interest at to promote your products and services to the Taiwanese counterparts. Newsletter on the Taiwanese latest market trend along with the list of events organized in Taiwan will also be published. Thus, we urge more Malaysian exporters to grab this opportunity to explore Taiwanese market.


China & Northeast Asia Section
Level 14 (East Wing),
Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah,
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603-6207 7077

Malaysian Friendship & Trade Centre
Trade Section (MATRADE)
101F-D, Hung Kuo Building
No. 167 Dun Hua North Road
Taipei 105, Taiwan
Tel: +886-2-2545 2260
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