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List of Ministries or Agencies 

The government of Malaysia under several ministries or agencies offered grants to the Malaysian and also Foreigners that looking forward to set up, expand, diversify and modernize their business in Malaysia. Below are the type of grant offered by ministries or agencies which we can give advisor on application.

 

 

Purchase New Equipment/Machinery/Techonology Grant :

> DOMESTIC INVESTMENT STRATEGIC FUND (DISF) MIDA (Combine Maximum RM5Mil)

> HIGH IMPACT STRATEGIC FUND (Combine Maximum RM5Mil) 

> INDUSTRY4WRD GRANT (Combine Maximum RM500k)

> BUSINESS SCALE-UP PROGRAMME (Maximum Grant RM400k)

> TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION FUND (TAF) (Maximum Grant RM500k)

Research & Development  :

> DOMESTIC INVESTMENT STRATEGIC FUND (DISF) MIDA (Combine Maximum RM5Mil) 

> HIGH IMPACT STRATEGIC FUND (Combine Maximum RM5Mil) 

> MESTECC R&D Fund (Maximum Grant RM3Mil)

Commercialisation new product :

> INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION FUND (ICF) (Maximum Grant RM3mil)

> COMMERCIALISATION OF RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT FUND (CRDF 1,2 & 3)

> HIP2 CONCEPT TO COMMERCIALISATION GAP FUND (CCGF) (Maximum Grant RM1Mil) 

Training for staff Grant :

> DOMESTIC INVESTMENT STRATEGIC FUND (DISF) MIDA (Maximum Grant RM500k) 

> HIGH IMPACT STRATEGIC FUND (Maximum Grant RM500k) 

Products Certificate Grant :

> DOMESTIC INVESTMENT STRATEGIC FUND (DISF) MIDA (Maximum Grant RM500k) 

> HIGH IMPACT STRATEGIC FUND (Maximum Grant RM5Mil) (Maximum Grant RM500k) 

 

Export Promotional Grant :

> SERVICE EXPORT GRANT (Maximum Grant RM5Mil)

MARKET DEVELOPMENT GRANT (Maximum Gran 200k)

Develop new e-commerce webiste or Apps :

> BUSINESS SCALE-UP PROGRAMME (Maximum Grant RM50,000)

Working Capital Grant :

> SUPERB (SKIM PERMULAAN USAHAWAN BUMIPUTERA)

 

Updated on 12th May 2020

 

1. DOMESTIC INVESTMENT STRATEGIC FUND (DISF)

From MIDA (Malaysian Investment Development Authority)

Objective/Activity

Matching grant 50% of eligible amount up to RM 5 million (3 Years) as follows:

  1. For training and R&D activities

  2. To undertake outsourcing activities

  3. To comply with international standards: and

  4. For licensing / purchasing of technology

 

Manufacturing Sector:

  • Aerospace;

  • Medical Devices;

  • Pharmaceutical;

  • Advanced Electronics;

  • Machinery & Equipment

  • Other industries, on a case by case basis

Services Sector:

  • Design & Development

  • Research & Development

  • Testing / Calibration

  • Quality ? Standard Certificate

  • Engineering Services

  • Technical & Skill Training

  • Logistic (3PL)

  • ICT for Automation

  • Integrated Green Technology Project.

Criteria

  • Incorporated under Companies Act 1965

  • New manufacturing/services with at least 60% Malaysian equity;

  • Existing companies with at least 60% Malaysian equity undertaking reinvestment (expansion, modernization, diversification);

  • Got manufacturing license unless services sector

2. HIGH IMPACT STRATEGIC FUND

From MIDA (Malaysian Investment Development Authority)

Objective/Activity

For investment more then 100 million

1.      For training and R&D activities

2.      To undertake outsourcing activities

3.      To comply with international standards: and

4.      For licensing / purchasing of technology

Open for all Manufacturing And Service Sector. MIDA will see on Impact of Investment ROI and project potential.

Criteria

  • Incorporated under Companies Act 1965

  • New manufacturing/services OR existing companies undertaking reinvestment (expansion, modernization, diversification);

  • Have manufacturing license 

 

Maximum RM10 million for each section unless services sector

 

3. Business Scale-Up Programme (Biz-Up Programme)

From SME Corporation Malaysia

Business Scale-Up Programme (Biz-Up Programme) is an integrated assistance programme aimed to enhance the capabilities of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through business advisory services and financial support. This programme supports a wide range of capability building initiatives to assist SMEs to grow and expand their businesses locally and globally. The grant riven is 50% up to RM400,000

 

Only applicable to selected sector that related  to:

 

  • Industry 4.0 / Automation / Digitalisation

  • Logistics

  • Retail / Wholesale

  • Smart Cities

  • Agarwood / Swiftlets(Kayu Gaharu)

Scope’s of grant:

 

RM400,000 of Grant covers:

 

1. Machinery / Sensor

2. CRM/ Automation System/ Front-end and back-end System

3. Retrofitting

4. Warehousing System

 

 

RM50,000 of Grant cover:

1. E-Commerce

 

RM200,000 of Grant Covers:

1. Premise Renovation (for certification requirement only)

2. Advertising & Promotion

Packaging & Product Packaging

 

ADMINISTRATIVE FEE

Administrative fee of RM3,000 to be paid by company upon acceptance of offer (signing of offer letter)
*Note: Fee waiver is now in effect due to COVID-19 outbreak

 

APPLICATION OPENING DATES

  • 15 March 2020 - 30 April 2020

  • 1 July 2020 - 31 July 2020

  • 1 October 2020 - 31 October 2020

Criteria

  • At least 60% Malaysian equity

  • Fulfil SME definition

  • Business license from the Local Authority

  • At least 6 months in operation and full time business operator

  • Has undergone or willing to undergo SCORE / M-CORE assessment

  • NOT ELIGIBLE for Public Listed Companies in the Main Board / Secondary Markets / Large Firms, MNCs, GLCs, MoF Inc. & State Owned Enterprises Companies AND their subsidiaries.

  • Annual sales turnover exceeds RM300,000 per year

 
From MTDC (Malaysian Technology Development Corporation)
Introduction

The CRDF provides added stimuli for the right innovation among Malaysian-owned companies, by providing partial grants to qualified R&D projects. These grants will enable full commercialization of home-grown R&D, developed by local universities / research institutions or the private sector.

Objectives
  • CRDF provides partial funding for commercialisation activities of locally developed technologies by eligible Malaysian-owned companies. There are three types of CRDF tailored for specific commercialisation projects:

  • CRDF 1: Partial grant to conduct technology and market validation activities for R&D outputs by public universities / public research institutions or any local R&D outputs to be undertaken by local companies

  • CRDF 2: Partial grant for the commercialisation of any local R&D outputs by local small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) Manufacturing (Sales turn over < RM50 million OR fulltime worker <200; Or services (Sales turn over < RM20 million OR fulltime worker <75;

  • CRDF 3: Partial grant for the commercialisation of any local R&D outputs from public universities / research institutions or local companies by non-SME / subsidiary of large corporation and public-listed companies

Financing amount (max)

CRDF 1

  • Partial grants with a maximum of RM500,000 or 70% of the eligible expenses (whichever is lower)

  • Payback Rate: 0% of funding amount

CRDF 2

  • Partial grants with a maximum of RM4,000,000 or 70% of the eligible expenses (whichever is lower)

  • Payback Rate: 3.5% interest on CPN portion

CRDF 3

  • Partial grants with a maximum of RM4,000,000 or 50% of the eligible expenses (whichever is lower)

  • Payback Rate: 3.5% interest on CPN portion

Purpose of Financing

 

Working Capital

CAPEX

Technology Development

Eligibility criteria
  • The company is incorporated under the Companies Act 1965

  • The company must be at least 51% Malaysian-owned

  • The proposed technology acquisition must be from one of the Priority Technology Clusters identified by MOSTI

  • The R&D must have been completed successfully and a commercial-ready prototype is available

Application procedure
  • Applicants can submit their application during office hours to MTDC. Applicants are advised to ensure that the submission has all the required supporting documents, including:

  • Application Form; CRDF Commercialisation Plan 

  • Soft copy (CD) of the CRDF Commercialisation Plan; and

  • Application Checklist with relevant documents in order

Financing type

Hybrid - Grant & Loan

Financing rate

3.5% interest on CPN portion to start from the third year on instalment basis for a period of not more than 48 months

Financing tenure

6 years (2 years Implementation and 4 years repayment period)

Suspended

 
From MTDC (Malaysian Technology Development Corporation)

Objective/Activity

To facilitate eligible Malaysian companies in the acquisition of foreign technologies for immediate incorporation into the company’s manufacturing activity. TAF’s partial grant enables companies to avoid expensive and often risky technology development stages. The acquisition of technology could be in the form of acquiring know-how / Intellectual Property (IP) exploitation / rights / blueprints via one of the

following methods:

 

  • Licensing of technology

  • Outright purchase of technology

Licensing – RM2.8 million or 70% of eligible expenses

 

Purchase – RM1.2 million of 50% of eligible

Criteria

  • Local SME;

  • Manufacturing (Sales turn over < RM50 million OR fulltime worker <200;

  • Services (Sales turn over < RM20 million OR fulltime worker <75;

  • Incorporated under Companies Act 1965

  • At least 51% Malaysian-owned

  • Technology under MOSTI list

  • Technology provider must  not hold any equity in the applicant’s company


 
From MOSTI (Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation)

Objective/Activity

The International Collaboration (ICF) is a grant provided by the Government to Malaysian researchers undertaking R&D projects in collaboration with overseas researchers. The fund was created as a platform to expand and enhance international research and collaboration capacity in competitive, innovative and high-impact R&D projects that could contribute to the advancement of science and technology leading to commercialization.

 

In promoting greater international cooperation, the initiative is expected to enhance competitiveness through the discovery of new technologies and strengthen the capacity and capabilities of national research and development.

Criteria

The fund is open to local researchers, scientists and engineers working either on a regular basis or in contract with the following organizations:

 

Government Research Institute

Science, Technology & Innovation Agency

Institute of Higher Education (Public and Private)

 

Maximum RM500,000 in 24 Month

 
From MESTECC

Objective/Activity

Research and Development (R&D) Fund MESTECC is a government initiative to fund research projects by entrepreneurs and researchers that can boost the country's economic growth and provide for the well-being of the community.

 

The proposed project must be in the proof of concept (Proof of Concept) phase, well designed, scientifically proven and competitive. Projects can also create new products, processes or systems that can be used by entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs.

Criteria

Small and Medium Enterprises 

 

Maximum RM3,000,000 in 24 Month

 
From TERAJU

Objective/Activity

Skim Permulaan Usahawan Bumiputera

(SUPERB) provides grants up to RM500,000 to support innovative and creative business ideas

 

 

Sector:

  • Communications, Content & Infrastructure

  • Electronics & Electrical

  • Wholesale & Retail

  • Palm Oil & Rubber

  • Oil, Gas & Energy

  • Financial Services

  • Business Services

  • Healthcare

  • Agriculture

  • Education

  • Tourism

  • Any other sector with elements of technology, innovation and/or creativity

Criteria

  • Malaysian Bumiputera 18-40 years.

  • New enterprenuer or an enterprenuer sekking for 2nd chance

  • If company need to have at least 60% Bumiputera equity

  • Companies less than 3 years

Suspended

 
From MATRADE (Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation)

Objective/Activity

Assist the small and medium enterprises (SMEs), service providers and trade & industry associations/chambers of commerce & professional bodies in undertaking export promotional activities. Companies can apply for a reimbursable grant on the eligible export promotional activities undertaken.

 

Oil-Gas, Aerospace, Logistic, Legal, Accounting, Franchising, Business Service, Construction, MTO, ICT, EMS, Maritime, Education, Health Care, Manufacturing (Need to have Manufacturing License)

Criteria

  • Incorporated under Companies Act 1965

  • At least 60% Malaysian equity

  • In operation at least 1 year

  • Not government link companies

  • Register with Matrade

  • Exporting Malaysia Product / Service

  • Must Be Malaysian Brand (Made in Malaysia)

 

RM 5 Million for period of 3 Years

 
From PlaTCOM Ventures Sdn Bhd

Objective/Activity

The objectives of CCGF are as below:

  • To support the development of new technologies or further develop existing technologies through ‘filling in the gaps’ when specific market barriers stop good innovations from reaching the market;

  • To support the development of new technologies or further develop existing technologies for the creation of new businesses and generation of economic wealth for Malaysia;

  • To undertake market driven R&D towards commercialisation of R&D outputs;

  • To encourage institutions, local companies and inventors to capitalise their intellectual work through Intellectual Property (IP) commercialisation;

  • To stimulate the growth and increase capability and capacity of Malaysian technology-based enterprises.

This fund focuses on the following areas:

  • Life sciences

  • Computer sciences and information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  • Agriculture Sciences / Agricultural Engineering

  • Environmental Sciences

  • Advanced Material Science

  • Chemical Sciences

  • Physical and Mathematical Sciences

  • Engineering

  • Medical and Health Sciences, and

  • Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Any other areas, may be added based on PlaTCOM discretion and National interest

Criteria

  • The Concept to Commercialisation Gap Fund (CCGF) will cover:

    Component of funding

  • Proof-of-concept (POC) and prototype development

  • Productisation (industrial prototype development or redesigning the product as per regulatory requirements)

  • Licensing support

  • Testing & validation

  • Regulatory (certification)

  • Technical assistance (Consultancy)

  • Sector-specific market intelligence

  • Incubation services (12–24 months)

From MPC (Malaysia Productivity Corporation)

Objective/Activity

Industry4WRD Readiness Assessment (Industry4WRD-RA) is a comprehensive programme to help firm assess their capabilities and readiness to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies and processes. The assessment uses a pre-determined set of indicators to understand their present capabilities and gaps, from which will enable firms to prepare to prepare feasible strategies and plans to move towards Industry 4.0. The Industry4WRD-RA will help firms to:

Determine their state of readiness in the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies

Identify the gaps and areas of improvement for Industry 4.0 adoption as well as opportunities for productivity improvement and growth and

Develop feasible strategies and plans to perform outcome-based intervention projects

Criteria

  • Incorporated under Companies Act 1965

  • Only for SME Company

  • At least 60% Malaysian equity

  • Obtain Manufacturing License & Business License

  • Grant of maximum RM 500,000 if success or; Tax deduction of RM27,000 if not success.

 
 
From MATRADE (Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation)

Objective/Activity

The Market Development Grant (MDG) is a financial support facility in the form of a reimbursable grant to assist Malaysian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Professional Service Providers, Trade & Industry Associations, Chambers of Commerce and Professional Bodies in undertaking eligible export promotional activities.

Criteria

  • Incorporated under Companies Act 1965

  • At least 60% Malaysian equity

  • In operation at least 1 year

  • Not government link companies

  • Register with Matrade

  • Exporting Malaysia Product / Service

  • Must Be Malaysian Brand (Made in Malaysia)

  • Maximum RM200,000

 

Guidelines and Benefit of Getting a Manufacturing License.

Manufacturing License was a license given for manufacturer that comply the conditions which is paid-up capital plus accumulate profit in above RM2.5Mil OR Full-time workers must be at least 75 peoples. Many of the companies not aware about it and also not fulfill the condition thus do not apply it. However, for those manufacturing that do not match the condition, can get the Exemption License of Manufacturing License where enjoying same benefit as Manufacturing License.

 

Nowadays, the application become stricter and the form was so think to fill up and it very easy to get rejected if form is not completely fill up.

Below is the benefit of getting a Manufacturing License OR Exemption Letter from Manufacturing License:-

  • Can apply for Duty Tax and Sales Tax Exemption for Raw Materials, equipment, machinery and spare parts that directly used in manufacturing;

  • Can apply the grant with Government and Statutory Body;

  • Can register with Ministry of Finance as their suppliers;

  • Easy to work and get help from MITI on any kind of issue; and

  • You can apply the Expatriate Post (DP11).

Below is Sample of Miti Manufacturing License

*Note: Exempted Letter also enjoying the same benefit as MITI Manufacturing License

Tax Incentive 

Incentive (Income Tax Exempted) are given to the manufacturer that producing the products that listed in promoted list. This applicable only for the new products that manufactured less then 1 year. The incentive consists of Pioneer Status (PS) or Investment Tax Allowance (ITA). Both of it are unique and can delp manufacturer a lot in saving their money. PS are income tax exemption up to 70% from statutory income form their project cost for 5 years.

The Promotion of Investment Acts, 1986 provides for the companies proposing to manufacture promoted products or engage in promoted activities to apply for Pioneer Status or Investment Tax Allowance. The incentive also will be given to the selected services sector.

Criteria

  • Posses a Manufacturing License (For Manufacturer Only) or Letter of Exemption from Manufacturing License

  • Malaysian equity ownership at least 60%

  • Malaysian owned companies that are already in production not more than one year from date of application received.

  • Participated in a promoted product activity

  • Posses a acceptable ratio Value Added (VA), Managerial, Technical and Supervisor (MTS),R&D Expanditure and Science and Technology (S&T).

Pioneer Status

Income tax exemption of 70% - 100% of statutory income for 5 to 10 years. Unabsorbed capital allowances and accumulated losses incurred during the pioneer period can be carried forward and deducted from the post pioneer status of the company.

Investment Tax Allowance

An allowance of 60% - 100% on qualifying capital expenditure (factory, plant, machinery or other equipment used for the approved project) incurred within 5 to 10 years from the date the first qualifying capital expenditure is incurred.

Noted

A company approved with a Pioneer Status certificate can enjoy income tax exemption between 70% - 100% of statutory income for 5 to 10 years, whereas for Investment Tax Allowance, a company can get allowances between 60% - 100% on qualifying capital expenditure incurred within a period of 5 to 10 years.

For projects with longer gestation period and high capital expenditure, it would be more beneficial to opt for Investment Tax Allowance. Companies should study the options before applying either for Pioneer Status or Investment Tax Allowance.

Please check you List of Promoted Activity and Products here.

PROMOTED PRODUCT AND ACTIVITY
There are 5 types of categories promoted activity and products for incentive which stated as below:
  1. List of Promoted Activity and Products - General Activities
  2. List of Promoted Activity and Products - High Technology Companies
  3. List of Promoted Activity and Products - Small Scale Companies
  4. List of Promoted Activity and Products - Selected Industries
  5. List of Promoted Activity and Products - Reinvestment
Please find your products or activity in the list above. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any difficulties in finding your categories. 

Special Tax Incentive (Until year 2020) 

ACA (Automation Capital Allowance)

CURRENT POSITION

Incentives for manufacturing companies in the form of Accelerated Capital Allowance (ACA) and Automation Equipment Allowance are currently given to the following categories:

 

First Category: for high labour Intensive industries (such as rubber products, plastics, wood, furniture and textiles), an automatic capital allowance of 200% (ACA of 100% and AEA of 100% is provided on the first RM4 million of qualifying capital expenditure incurred for the years of expenditure incurred for the years of assessment 2015 to 2017 (Budget 2015); and

 

Second Category: for other industries, automation capital allowance of 200% (ACA of 100% ane AEA of 100%) is provided on the first  RM2 million of qualifying capital expenditure incurred for the years of assessment incurred for the years of assessment 2015 to 2020 (Budget 2015).

Proposal

It is proposed that the incentive period for the First category be extended for another 3 years.

(Effective for application received by Malaysia Investment Development Authority (MIDA) from 1 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2020)

Guideline on application

How is Works

 

If you are so keen to know your eligibility, please do contact as for the pre-qualification checking. We will advise the best rant that suited you.

 

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