The Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA) was signed in May 2012 and came into force on 1 January 2013.
Australian industries to benefit include:
Significant gains have also been achieved for services and investment through access to majority ownership. This includes companies in a wide range of sectors such as:
Suppliers in other industries such as tourism, research and development and mining-related services will also be guaranteed the right to majority ownership.
Before entering the Malaysian business market there are a number of factors to take into account. This includes culture, politics, and business etiquette.
Austrade can help Australian companies familiarise themselves with local market conditions. We can also assist in developing export opportunities. This may be through a range of in-market and Australian-based services.
To learn more about visas, tax requirements, priority business and product sectors visit Doing business in Malaysia.
Find the applicable tariff using our Tariff finder tool.
Please visit the MAFTA page on the DFAT website for comprehensive information.