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MITI takes proactive action to shelter consumers and industries interests
Malaysian consumers and industries can expect better quality and safety products with the implementation of mandatory standards. The implementation of mandatory standards will ensure that only products of acceptable quality are imported or produced locally. The mandatory standards will ensure that products meet safety, health, and environment requirements which are aligned to international standards.
Mandatory standards requirement provides a competitive edge to Malaysian exporters in the global arena, while protecting the interests of consumers in the local market. As of 31 March 2009, a total of 5,588 Malaysian Standards have been developed, out of which 3,101 standards are aligned with international standards and 173 standards have been made mandatory. The sectors in mandatory standards are 3 for iron and steel, 57 for electrical equipment and accessories, 38 for food and food products including... Read More
The Government will continue to address business related issues in an expeditious manner. The Government, through PEMUDAH, is currently implementing many new measures to further facilitate business in Malaysia, including:
• establishment of the Kuala Lumpur Commercial Court by end 2009 to speed up resolution of commercial disputes;
• implementation of MyCoID, a standardised identification number to be adopted for companies dealing with all Government agencies;
• preparing a ‘Guidebook on Industrial Relations’ to provide guidelines on hiring and firing of workers; and
• compiling an ‘Asset Search Directory’ that contains organisations and agencies that assist in identifying and tracing company assets to facilitate closing businesses.
Malaysia’s reform initiatives have resulted in improvements in the public service delivery system. These improvements are reflected in the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business Index’ where Malaysia moved from 24th place in 2008... Read More
In a rapidly changing world, Malaysia holds its own…
With a vibrant economy that is progressing…
Through rapid industrialisation and transformation…
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The 2010 World Competitiveness Yearbook by the International Institute for Management Development, IMD , ranked Malaysia as one of the top 10 most competitive countries in the world !
Check these figures out…
For the first time Malaysia has been ranked in the top ten most competitive countries in the world. Malaysia’s strengthened position rests largely on significant improvements in Government and Business Efficiency ratings :
Government Efficiency : 10 ranks up to the 9 th , from the 19th
Business Efficiency : 9 places up to the 4 th , from the 13 th
Among middle-income countries, with GDP per capita under US$20k, Malaysia ranks second only to Taiwan . The top ten includes Singapore, Hong Kong, the United States, Switzerland, Australia, Sweden, Canada and Norway.
In terms of Economic Performance , Malaysia received particularly strong ratings around:
Low long-term unemployment (ranked 4 th ),
Strong exports as a percentage of GDP... Read More
We at MITI strongly support and eagerly await the upcoming 13th Annual SME Innovation Showcase SMIDEX 2010, organised by SME Corp. This year’s theme “Pioneering Business Transformation through Innovation” is in line with the New Economic Model (NEM)’s approach of holistic development and growth- ultimately growing from small companies into those with the potential to break into global markets.
The showcase aims to promote innovative products and services in developing competitive and resilient SMEs in Malaysia, focusing on four exciting areas:
Innovation in Technology
Innovation in Packaging & Design
Green Technology & Energy Efficiency
Halal Products and Services
Regarded as one of the premier and most reputable business “one stop” events for SMEs to network and market their innovative products and services among SMEs, large companies and MNCs, SMEs can now explore new market opportunities and technologies to better enhance their capacity and enterprise. The... Read More
Malaysia felt the impact of the global financial crisis, but through sound policy and hard work began to emerge from the crisis at the end of 2009
The world economy in 2009 underwent a major financial crisis. While the U.S., Europe and Japan were hardest hit, Malaysia did not escape economic contraction, but it was among the first countries to show signs of recovery due to the Government’s timely stimulus measures and sound fiscal policy.
The U.S. experienced a 2.4% contraction in real GDP, Europe’s economy shrunk by 4.1% and Japan saw a 5.2% contraction.
World total merchandise trade was down 23% in 2009, and total commercial services trade declines by 14%.
ASEAN saw slower GDP growth of 1.3% in 2009, compared with 4.4% growth in 2008.
Malaysia’s economy shrunk in the first three quarters of 2009, but grew by 4.4% in the last three months of the year.
Malaysia’s trading volume fell in 2009, in line with the global slowdown, but experienced much smaller... Read More
Highlights of the MITI Weekly Bulletin, Vol. 110 include:
Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011
The Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) 2010-2011 by the World Economic Forum (WEF) based in Geneva, Switzerland covers 139 countries (GCR 2009-2010: 133 countries). GCR uses 30% statistical data (32 criteria) and 70% survey data (79 criteria) from its Executive Opinion Survey. Malaysia is ranked at the 26th position.
Micro-Financing for SMEs
Micro-finance is a proven tool for fighting poverty on a large scale. It provides small loans, also known as micro-loans, to start or expand small and self-sufficient businesses. Unlike commercial loans, no collateral is required for a micro-loan which is usually repaid within six months to a year. Micro-financing is an important mechanism for micro enterprises to achieve economic balance.
The Malaysian Standard on Globally Harmonised System (GHS) for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (MS 1804:2008)
The Malaysian Standard on GHS...
Program Peningkatan Kualiti Produk dan Perkhidmatan atau lebih dikenali sebagai Program Groom Big bertujuan melahirkan usahawan-usahawan Perusahaan Kecil dan Sederhana (PKS) yang berdaya saing di peringkat di peringkat domestik dan global bagi mempertingkatkan kedudukan sesebuah syarikat dari peringkat Mikro, Kecil hingga ke Sederhana yang bersedia untuk mengeksport produk-produk dan perkhidmatan ke peringkat global.
Showcase Groom Big 1Malaysia Negeri Perak merupakan kesinambungan kepada Program Groom Big bagi megukuhkan segmen keusahawanan di Negeri Perak, agar berdaya saing dalam sektor - sektor utama ekonomi negara. Ianya juga bertujuan:
• mempromosikan produk usahawan - usahawan di Negeri Perak
• mencipta eksport - eksport baru
• mewujudkan jaringan usahawan,
• mengetengahkan budaya dan konsep business matching, handholding dan konsultasi perdagangan.
Showcase Groom Big Negeri Perak akan dianjurkan seperti butiran berikut:
Tarikh : 05– 07 November... Read More
Highlights of the MITI Weekly Bulletin, Vol. 117 include:
Analysis of Malaysia’s Performance in the World Bank Doing Business Report 2011
Malaysia’s ranking in the World Bank Doing Business Report 2011 moved up two ranks to 21st position from 23rd in 2010. The number of countries covered by the survey was 183 - the same as in the 2010 report. The 2011 Report noted the initiatives that Malaysia put in place in the past year to enhance its business environment. Malaysia improved in five out of the nine indicators and maintained its rankings in four indicators.
AFTA Update : Thailand’s Legal Enactment to Abolish Quota for Tea, Coffee and Milk
Thailand has eliminated the Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) on imports of tea, coffee and milk effective 16 August 2010. ASEAN Member States, including Malaysia can now export these products to Thailand without any quantitative limits and import duties.
List of Authorised Food Additives in Europe - Updates on EU Directive 2008/84/EC
“ Malaysia Berada di Landasan Yang Tepat “
Laporan World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) diterbitkan oleh World Competitiveness Center (WCC) of the Institute for Management Development (IMD) yang bertempat di Lausanne, Switzerland meletakkan Malaysia di kedudukan ke-12 di kalangan 60 ekonomi.
1) Kejayaan ini bukan dapat dicapai dengan mudah. Ini ialah hasil kerjasama semua pihak yang terlibat dalam merealisasikan program transformasi negara. Malaysia berada di tangga ke-15 tahun lepas. Peningkatan ini membuktikan kesinambungan usaha transformasi kerajaan di bawah pimpinan YAB Perdana Menteri, Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak, walaupun mendepani persekitaran politik yang mencabar.
2) Laporan ini terbahagi kepada 4 faktor: Prestasi Ekonomi, Kecekapan Kerajaan, Kecekapan Perniagaan dan Infrastruktur.
3) Dalam sub-faktor Ekonomi Domestik di bawah Faktor Prestasi Ekonomi bagi indikator “Daya Tahan Ekonomi kepada Kitaran adalah kukuh”, Malaysia berada di kedudukan ke-2 di... Read More