National Industry Environmental, Social and Governance (i-ESG) Framework

The Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI) has launched the National Industry Environmental, Social and Governance (i-ESG) Framework, which aims to prepare the nation’s manufacturing sector on adopting sustainable practices and be economically beneficial, environmentally sustainable and socially equitable. The programme will also tap into the US$12 trillion global market on ESG focused opportunities. […]

Export Opportunities in the Republic of Korea

The Republic of Korea is one of Malaysia’s top trading partners, export destination and import source. The country offers potential export opportunities as they have a strong purchasing power and established FTAs with 59 countries. There are opportunities for Malaysian food and beverage (F&B) products in the ROK market, especially cookies, biscuits, snacks and palm […]

Export Opportunities of Chile Market

With a GDP of USD 15,503, Chile has been a model of economic and financial system within Latin America countries. Despite being a competitive market, there is high export potential for Malaysian exporters in the Chile market. Chile, along with Argentina, has been one of Malaysia’s key trading partners for several years. Chile was Malaysia’s […]

United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) Requirements for Malaysian Exporters

The United States is Malaysia’s seventh largest export destination for processed foods. The major food products exported to the United States includes cocoa products, edible products, vegetables and fruits, preserved seafood, cereal, flour, starch, coffee, tea, dairy products and others. Prior to exporting to the United States, Malaysian businesses must ensure that they have complied […]

Exploring Taiwan Market

Taiwan is a potential market for Malaysian food and beverage businesses to explore as there is an increased demand for food and beverage products. Food products that Taiwan consumers have purchased the most are ready to eat meals, instant and dried noodles, frozen food, rice, egg, flour, cooking paste, seasoning, cereals and beverages. In recent […]

Automating for the Future: HEXA’s Journey of Digitalising Their Food Manufacturing Process

New digital industrial technologies have been instrumental in transforming the way goods are produced, enabling processes to be faster, more efficient and costeffective. The Industry 4.0 Policy announced by the Malaysian Government in October 2018 was to encourage players in the manufacturing sector, particularly SMEs, to evolve and leverage new technology, digitalisation and e-commerce platforms […]

17th MIHAS to Spur Innovation and Sustainable Growth for the Global Halal Economy

Kuala Lumpur, 17 November 2020 – The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) has announced the return of the 17th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS), which will take place from 9 th to 12th September 2021, at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC), Kuala Lumpur. Organised by MATRADE under the patronage of Ministry of […]

2021 Exhibition List

Exhibition List 2021 Q1 NO 2021 Show Name Country Area Date 1 Winter Fancy Food Show 2021 USA San Francisco 17-19 Jan 2 Supermarket Trade Show 2021 (SMTS) Japan Chiba 17-19 Jan 3 ISM Sweet & Snacks Cologne 2021 Germany Cologne 31 Jan-3 Feb 4 Gulfood 2021 U.A.E Dubai 21-25 Feb 5 Food & Beverage […]

Malaysia’s Trade Performance 2020

Highest Ever September Exports Malaysia’s total trade in September 2020 expanded by 5.5% to RM155.88 billion compared to September 2019. Increases in trade were recorded primarily with China, Hong Kong SAR, the United States (US), the Netherlands and Taiwan. Exports rebounded by a double digit growth of 13.6% to RM88.93 billion, the highest export value […]