Market Development Grant (MDG)

MARKET DEVELOPMENT GRANT (MDG) - SUPPORT INITIATIVES FOR MALAYSIAN SME COMPANIES AFFECTED BY COVID-19

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?

Physical Events

  1. Participation in International Trade Fairs or Exhibitions held in Malaysia/Overseas
  2. Participation in Trade & Investment Missions (TIM) or Export Acceleration Missions (EAM)
  3. Participation in International Conferences Held Overseas
  4. Listing Fees for Made in Malaysia Products in Supermarkets or Hypermarkets or Retail Centres or Boutique Outlets Located Overseas

Virtual Events

  1. Participation in Virtual International Trade Fairs In Malaysia Or Overseas
  2. Participation In Business To Business (B2B) Meetings Related To Virtual Trade Investment Missions And Export Acceleration Missions

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 at www.matrade.gov.my/mdg/
    • Submissions for reimbursements must be: 
No Promotion Activity Submission of Applications
Physical Event
i. Participation in International Trade Fairs or Exhibitions held in Malaysia/Overseas Within 30 calendar days from the last date of the promotion activity
ii. Participation in Trade & Investment Missions (TIM) or Export Acceleration Missions (EAM)
iii. Participation in International Conferences Held Overseas
iv. Listing fees in Supermarkets or Hypermarkets or Retail Centres or Boutique Outlets Located Overseas From the first day of listing
Virtual Event
i. Participation in Virtual International Trade Fairs In Malaysia or Overseas
  1. Duration of Virtual Event less than 30 days:
    Submission must be made within 30 calendar days from the last date of event/activity
  2. Duration of Virtual Event 31 days or more:
    Submission must be made from the first day until the end (last day) of event/activity
ii. 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:

Market Development Grant (MDG)

Market Development Grant (MDG) Virtual Events

Reminder

  • Activities below has been suspended until further notice :
    1. Logistic costs of sending Malaysian products overseas
    2. Financial compensation for postponements or cancellations of trade promotion events

All enquiries and  submission of reports must be sent to:

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