Offering a cost-competitive location for offshore operations and manufacturing technologically advanced products. Malaysia supports an ideal business environment backed by a market-oriented economy as well as pro-business Government policies backed and incentives.
Telecommunications network supported by digital and fiber-optic technology, five international airports (all with air-cargo facilities), well-maintained highways and seven international seaports make Malaysia an ideal springboard to the Asia-Pacific market. In addition, the fully developed industrial parks, including free industrial zones, technology parks and Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) have been set-up to cater to the specific needs of particular industries.
As one of the most technologically developed nations in the ASEAN region, Malaysia is steadfast in providing advance and comprehensive services and infrastructure for knowledge-based industries.
Malaysia’s pool of young, educated and productive professionals are rapidly emerging as one of Southeast Asia’s most competitive workforce. The Government’s emphasis on human resource development ensures the continuous supply of manpower to meet the needs of the expanding manufacturing and services sectors.
Malaysia has to date attracted more than 5,000 foreign companies from more than 40 countries to establish their operations in the country. Many of them have also expanded and diversified their operations in the country, reflecting their confidence in Malaysia as a key investment location.
Malaysia is one of the top exporters of natural rubber, palm oil, sawn logs, sawn timber, cocoa, pepper, pineapple and tobacco. Alongside main trading partners, The United States, European Union, Singapore, Japan and China, Malaysia is continuously reinforcing its economic and trade links with the ASEAN, Asia Pacific and Middle Eastern countries.
Malaysia is a provisional adherence member to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) Agreement. Aside from the adoption and implementation of international standards such as GMP, GLP and GCP, Malaysia is also actively involved in ASEAN regulatory harmonization initiatives which will enhance cooperation between countries and boost trade.
Malaysia also boasts excellent housing, modern amenities, good healthcare and medical facilities, exceptional educational institutions, and world-class recreational and sports facilities.