Useful business links in Malaysia

We have selected the following articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Malaysia:


Trends & Reports

CEO Briefing 2014 – Competing in a Digital World, by Accenture (PDF copy)

2013 EMEIA Fraud Survey – Navigating today’s complex business risks, by Ernst & Young (PDF copy)

Malaysian Tax

2013/2014 Malaysian Tax and Business Booklet, by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Malaysia (PDF copy)

Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (LHDN) Official Website


Import and export

Ease of Doing Business in Malaysia
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Market Access Database
Useful guidance covering this region compiled by the European Commission aimed at EU countries exporting to the rest of the world. The Exporter’s Guide to Import Formalities lists relevant import procedures, documents and requirements by product code and country or customs area.


Law and regulations

Doing Business Law Library: Malaysia
Links to business laws and regulations collated by the World Bank. Topics include:

  • banking and credit laws
  • bankruptcy and collateral laws
  • commercial and company laws
  • labour laws
  • land and building laws
  • securities laws
  • tax laws
  • trade laws.

Doing business in… Country Q&A tool
Useful tool from Practical Law that allows users to compare summaries of key legal issues across several jurisdictions, including this country. Summaries cover:

  • the legal system
  • foreign investment
  • business vehicles
  • employment
  • tax
  • competition
  • intellectual property
  • marketing agreements
  • e-commerce
  • data protection
  • product liability.


Trade Associations

Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation
National trade promotion agency.


Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry
National trade association representing organisations with an interest in international business.

British Malaysia Chamber of Commerce
A support network for promoting business and trade between Britain and Malaysia. Information on doing business in Malaysia and UK is available online.


Embassies and consulates


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