Embassy of Sweden

Promoting trade between Sweden and Malaysia is one of the Embassy’s most important tasks. The Commercial Section at the Embassy offers a wide range of services in order to facilitate the establishment of commercial links between companies in Sweden and Malaysia.

Swedish export to Malaysia increased rapidly from 1991 until 1998 when the economic crisis hit the region. It amounted to 4.2 billion SEK in 1997 and the major export products were telecommunication equipment, motor vehicles and power generation equipment. In 1999, Swedish export amounted to 2.9billion SEK.

Swedish import from Malaysia, 1.4 billion SEK, comprised mainly of electronic, palm oil and natural rubber.

Malaysia has, during the 90’s, seen remarkable economic development. During the last 10 years the economic growth has amounted to in average eight percent per year. The Prime Minister Mahathir’s goal is that Malaysia shall be a developed country by the year 2020, “Vision 2020”.

One step towards the fulfilment of Vision 2020 is the creation of Multimedia Super Corridor, MSC, which is a 15-by-50 kilometer zone extending south from Petronas Twin Towers to the new airport KL International Airport. The aim is to build a perfect environment for IT-companies to create, distribute and employ mobile products and services. To attract foreign IT-companies to come to Malaysia, a number of benefits and guarantees are offered by the Government.

You are most welcome to contact the Commercial Section for further information about our services. Correspondence is preferably conducted in English.

Support for Swedish Companies

The Commercial Section offers a wide range of services in order to facilitate establishment of commercial links between companies in Sweden and Malaysia. Below are some examples of areas in which the Commercial Section can assist Swedish companies:

General Support

Our office can give general information about….

  1. how to do business in Malaysia
  2. Policies, Incentives and Facilities regarding Investments in Malaysia, and more specifically on,
  3. Import Duties and Import Regulations

We can also help you to organise….

  1. participation in trade fairs and exhibitions
  2. seminars and conferences
  3. VIP functions, and
  4. press briefings etc.

Specific Services

Market studies are always useful if you intend to venture into the Malaysian market. Our consultants have a long experience of market surveys and can offer you conprehensive studies on all industries of the Malaysian market.

If you decide to enter into the Malaysian market, we can assist you to search for and identify potential

  1. buyers
  2. distributors/agents
  3. business partners in Joint Ventures,
  4. competitors etc.

We can organise visiting programmes for you as well as meetings with potential customers/business partners.

Your links to Malaysia:

Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI): http://www.miti.gov.my

Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA): http://www.mida.gov.my

Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE)

http://www.matrade.gov.my

Multimedia Development Corporation: http://www.mdec.com.my

Bank Negara: http://www.bnm.gov.my

Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI):

Malaysian-Swedish Business Association (MASBA)

Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board: http://www.tourism.gov.my

The Star (English newspaper): http://thestar.com.my

Nytt gisslandrama Filippinerna
Ambassadens tidigare information kvarstår. Med hänsyn till gisslantagandet den 26 maj av ett 20-tal turister vid ett känt turistparadis på den filippinska ön Palawan, nordöst on Sabah, vill ambassaden mana till extra försiktighet, även på välbevakade malaysiska turistmål som tex Sipadan. (För vidare information hänvisas till ambassadens hemsida, Manila).

Regler för införsel av katt och hund till Sverige
Hundar och katter som skall föras från Malaysia till EU måste uppfylla följande villkor:
-djuren får inte ha varit i kontakt med grisar under de 60 dagar som närmast föregått exporten
-djuren har inte hållits i anläggningar där det under de senaste 60 dagarna har förekommit fall av Nipah-sjukdomen
-djuren har visat negativa resultat vid ELISA-tester för undersökning av IgG, vilka har utförts i laboratorier som godkänts av de behöriga veterinärsmyndigheterna för analyser avseende antikroppar mot Nipah-viruset, på blodprov som tagits inom 10 dagar före export.
-djur som ska importeras till EU får transiteras i Malaysia under villkor att de inte lämnar den internationella flygplatsens område.

I övrigt gäller de regler som återfinns på länkar till Jordbruksverkets hemsida: www.sjv.se. Gå in under djur-och veterinärfrågor/införselregler/införsel av hund eller katt från ej rabiesfritt tredje land. Här finns även nerladdningsbara ansökningshandlingar för import av djur.