Business in Malaysia

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

Handhold you through the journey

With more than two decades of helping companies to setup their businesses and presence locally, we committed to handhold you through the journey with our professional and comprehensive services.

Our team served businesses from countries such as Hong Kong, China, Australia, United Arab Emirates and Government Linked Corporations from both China and Hong Kong. Telecommunication, furniture, food & beverage, retail, construction, finance, legal, fashion and manufacturing are some of the industries in our portfolio.

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At Start Now, we facilitate and support foreign companies to setup businesses in Malaysia.

FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) is a type of cross-border investment in which an investor acquires a controlling interest in a foreign company or establishes a new venture in a foreign country. We are facilitating FDI in the forms of acquisition of an existing business, joint venture or creation of a new entity either a wholly owned or partly owned subsidiary in Malaysia.

FDI can have significant benefits for both the investor and the recipient country. For the investor, FDI can provide access to new markets, resources, and technology. For the recipient country, FDI can stimulate economic growth, create jobs, and provide access to capital and technology.

Malaysia is well-positioned to be a hub for international business

Key highlights


Elimination or reduction of import duties
Promotion, facilitation, protection and investment liberalization
Protection of intellectual property rights, facilitation in e-Commerce
Economic and technical cooperation


Facilitate digital trade/e-commerce
Establish high-standard provisions for investors
Facilitative provisions on self-certification of origin, advanced rulings and customs clearing timeline
Improve protection on cross-border trade and financial services
We are

A member of MATRADE

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