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  • Key EDC Market
  • Actively pursuing business
  • Open under all programs, subject to regular approval criteria

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Country At A Glance

Flag of Malaysia
Map of Malaysia

Country Facts

Nominal GDP296.28 Billion USD
Population30.33 Million
Total Trade/GDP134.15%
CurrencyMalaysian Ringgit (MYR)
Merchandise Imports from Canada790.05 Million CAD
Canadian direct investment666 Million CAD
Main importsMachinery & Equipment, Manufactured Goods, Mineral Fuels, Chemicals

EDC in Malaysia

Canadian companies assisted135
International buyers insured141
Business volume386.13 Million CAD

Business Environment

As one of the strongest developing economies in the Southeast Asian region, Malaysia has become an attractive market for Canadian investment. There are abundant trade and export investment opportunities for Canadian companies in Malaysia with bilateral trade between the two nations expected to further increase. The industries in Malaysia are gradually moving up the supply chain to more capital intensive and higher value added industries that employ more advanced technology. The infrastructure in the country is also well developed with major seaports and airports efficiently connected by an elaborate network of modern highways. Government policies are generally business friendly but working with local partners is a pre-requisite for accessing government linked projects.

Due to recent changes to Malaysian laws, credit reporting agencies are now required to disclose certain information to Malaysian companies which are the subject of credit reports. This information may include EDC’s name and address (as the company requesting the credit report), our client’s company’s name and address, and the reason why the credit report is being requested by EDC. For more information please contact us.

Key Industries

  • Advanced Security
  • Aerospace
  • Environmental Infrastructure & Waste Water
  • Medical Technology & Devices
  • Oil and Gas
  • Telecom

How we can support your business

Through our representations in Singapore, we provide on-the-ground support to Canadian companies planning on or currently doing business in Malaysia. Our regional representatives have developed strategic relationships with major buyers in key sectors as well as an extensive network of local contacts in the market.

  • We are well positioned to help Canadian companies through a range of financing and risk management services.
  • Learn more about our service offering.

Consult our interactive Country Risk Quarterly report.


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