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Procedures Relative to Foreign Investment

Freedom of Establishment
Foreign and domestic private entities can establish and own business enterprises and engage in all forms of remunerative activity, although exceptions may apply to specific sectors.
Acquisition of Holdings
Restrictions still apply in various sectors: logistics, industrial training, wholesale and distributive trade (in relation to hypermarkets and food and restaurant businesses), which are required to limit foreign equity participation when applying for operating licenses, permits and approvals (max 70% for foreigners); insurance companies (max 70%, with exceptions); the national telecommunications firm Telekom Malaysia (aggregate foreign share cap set at 30%, or 5% for individual investors); oil & gas; financial services; capital markets activities carried out by investment banks; insurance and Islamic insurance (takaful); communications and multimedia; education; transportation services, freight forwarding and shipping; water; energy supply; professional services; and security and employment agencies.
Obligation to Declare
Under the Industrial Coordination Act of 1975, investors seeking to engage in manufacturing activities need a license if the business claims capital of MYR 2.5 million or employs at least 75 full-time staff.
Competent Organisation For the Declaration
National Committee on Investment
Requests For Specific Authorisations
Foreign holdings are limited in radio/television broadcasting, distribution of water and electricity, logistics, industrial training, and distributive trade, insurance sector, oil & gas, telecommunications, etc.
Foreign investment in services, whether in sectors with no foreign equity caps or controlled sub-sectors, remain subject to review and approval by ministries and agencies with jurisdiction over the relevant sectors. 

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Investment Opportunities

Investment Aid Agency
Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)
i-Incentives platform
Tenders, Projects and Public Procurement
Tenders Info, Tenders in Malaysia
Asian Development Bank, Procurement Plans in Asia
DgMarket, Tenders Worldwide
Other Useful Resources
National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia
SME Info

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Actualitzacions: March 2024

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