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MATRADE (Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation)

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Maximum Grant up 300K life time

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MATRADE (Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation)



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


  • 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 RM300,000

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

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