Potential to become the country's major exporter
Published on: Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Sibu: Sarawak has the potential to become the country's major exporter as it boasted a variety of products and services besides being driven by an audacious business community that is keen to explore overseas markets, the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) said.Its Sarawak Director, Leany Mokhtar said to support the effort, Matrade took the initiative to host the Sarawak's 2018 Export Day exhibition at Kingwood Hotel here tomorrow to provide exposure to the local business community, especially small and medium enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs on the global market potential.

"It is also a platform to help local entrepreneurs widen the scope of their products and services globally and promote government facilities, through Matrade, including various incentives to encourage export activity among local entrepreneurs," she said in a statement Tuesday.

These include Go Export (Go-EX), e-Trade, Market Development Grants and Export Service Fund.

The Sarawak Export Day 2018 receives the support of the Ministry of International Trade and eCommerce Sarawak and the federal Ministry of International Trade and Industry.

More than 450 companies from Sarawak are registered with Matrade involving various sectors, including automotive, machinery and equipment, palm oil, construction materials, food and agriculture products, construction and ship repairs.

"Matrade encourages more companies from Sarawak to register with the agency to enable them to benefit from the facilities and incentives provided.

"These include export development opportunities, including promotional activities and trade missions organised by Matrade through its network of 46 offices worldwide," Leany said.

She said Matradewas also committed to further improving Sarawak's export performance as envisaged by the state leadership, especially Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

"Export is one of the key instruments that contribute to the strengthening of the state's economy. We are committed to helping the state achieve its five per cent growth target next year," Leany said. – Bernama

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