Country Information Export Development Canada Asia and Pacific


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Evaluating the market in Malaysia

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EDC Position

EDC Country Position - Open


What this means:

  • Actively pursuing business
  • All EDC solutions are available in this market, subject to regular approval criteria
How does EDC determine the position?

Risk Rating

EDC Country Position –Low  Medium Risk

Low to Medium Risk

What this means:

The Commercial Country Ceiling (CCC) Risk Rating is measured from low to high, and is meant to represent the best possible rating that can be assigned to a commercial business (obligor) in a country.

How does EDC determine the risk rating?

Business environment in Malaysia

Malaysia is a key market in Southeast Asia for many Canadian exporters. The country enjoys excellent infrastructure and transport connectivity supported by a healthy financial sector. Economic growth has slightly weakened in 2016 but remained decent and is expected to sustain into 2017. The industries in Malaysia are gradually moving up the supply chain to more capital intensive and higher value added products that employ more advanced technology. While there exists many opportunities for Canadian companies in a number of sectors, lack of transparency around government procurement as well as corruption continue to challenge exporters and investors. Partnering and joint venture relationships with local Malaysian companies is seen as an effective solution to these obstacles.
  • Advanced Security
  • Aerospace
  • Construction & Infrastructure 
  • Environmental Infrastructure & Waste Water 
  • Medical Technology & Devices
  • Oil and Gas
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Alicia McCarthy

Senior Trade Advisor, EDC

Alicia McCarthy  Senior Trade Advisor, EDC