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MALAYSIA Ease of Doing Business Report, 2014 Trading Across Borders

Comparison (Exports) - Time Taken A: Documents Preparations (days)

B: Customs Clearance & Tech Control (days)

C: Ports & Terminal Handling (days)

D: Inland Transportation & Handling (days)

Total

Singapore

1

1

1

2

5

Hong Kong

1

1

2

1

5

Denmark

2

1

1

1

5

ROK

2

1

2

2

7

France

3

1

3

2

9

Japan

4

2

2

2

10

Taiwan

5

1

2

2

10

Malaysia

5

1

2

3

11

China

14

2

3

2

21

Comparison (Imports) - Time Taken Economies

A: Documents Preparations (days)

B: Customs Clearance & Tech Control (days)

C: Ports & Terminal Handling (days)

D: Inland Transportation & Handling (days)

Total

Singapore

1

1

1

1

4

Hong Kong

2

1

1

1

5

Denmark

2

1

1

1

5

ROK

2

1

2

2

7

Malaysia

3

1

2

2

8

Taiwan

5

1

2

2

10

Japan

5

2

2

2

11

France

5

1

3

2

11

China

15

4

3

2

24

Source : World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2014 MITI Weekly Bulletin/ www.miti.gov.my

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Economies


245

Cargo Handled by Airports, 2012-2013 239.0

240 235

(million Kg)

230

226.6

222.9

225

222.3 225.1

220

219.2

215 210 205

210.4

209.4

200 195 190

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Q1

Q2

Q3

2012

Q4

2013

Sources : Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad and Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd

('000) Freighweight Tonne

130,000 128,194

128,000

128,042

126,471

126,000

126,873

124,919

124,000

124,180 123,061

122,000 120,000

120,205

118,000 116,000

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Q1

Q2

2012

Q3

Q4

2013

Sources : All Ports & Marine Department

Passengers Handled by Malaysia’s Airports, 2013 30

million person

22.7

20

18.3 16.2

10

20.7

19.9

Q1

16.7

Q2

16.8

Q3

Q4

17.7

Q1

2012 Sources : Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad and Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd MITI Weekly Bulletin/www.miti.gov.my

Q2

Q3 2013

Q4

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Cargo Throughput by Ports, 2012-2013


New Registered Motor Vehicles, 2010-2013

(numbers)

400,000

350,000

335,947

339,915

344,725

323,682 308,769

301,944 300,000

294,327 282,144 250,000

Q1

Q2

Q4

2010

308,924 277,886

288,455

281,423 Q3

320,703

315,723

292,547

271,154 Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Q1

2011

Q2

Q3

Q4

2012

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

2013

New Registered Motor Vehicles by Type, 2013 “DRIVING Transformation, POWERING Growth”

Taxi Goods Vehicles 3,861 40,765

Others 46,495

Motorcycle 583,060

Motorcar 528,508

Note: Others include bus, hire & drive car

New Registered Motor Vehicles by State, 2013 3,500

3,183.4

MALAYSIA 10,480,977

3,000

('000)

2,500 2,000 1,500 1,000

1,170.4 966.2 926.1 861.4

500 0

Source : Road Transport Department MITI Weekly Bulletin/ www.miti.gov.my

639.1

532.1 457.0

366.0 348.7 310.2 299.4 237.6 183.5


c t s! a F g n i t s e r In t e

Exports of Coffee, 2009 - 2013 45

RM million

30.3 30

27.3 25.0

23.7

Top 3 Export Destinations, 2013

15

Singapore RM5.6 mil. Hong Kong RM4.2 mil. China RM2.4 mil. 2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Imports of Coffee, 2009 - 2013 700

651.5

600

535.8

558.8

RM million

500 357.0

400 300

263.2

Top 3 Import Sources, 2013 Indonesia RM281.2 mil. Viet Nam RM212.8 mil. Brazil RM65.4 mil.

200 100 0

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Note: HS code 0901- Coffee, whether or not roasted or decaffeinated; coffee husks and skins; coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion. Source : Department of Statistics, Malaysia

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0

27.4


Malaysian Ringgit Exchange Rate with Indian Rupee and Thai Baht, January 2013 - February 2014 6.0

10.6 10.5

5.8

10.4

5.6 100 INR = RM5.32

5.4

10.2 10.1

5.2 5.0

100 BHT = RM10.14

4.8 4.6

10.3

10.0 9.9 9.8

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May June July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

2013

Feb

9.7

2014

Source : Bank Negara, Malaysia

US$/oz

US$/gramme

gold/usd/gramme silver /usd/oz

45 44

30 28

43 42

26

41 40

24

39

22

38 37

20

36 35

18 27 Dec

3 Jan

10 jan

17 Jan

24 Jan

30 Jan

7 Feb

14 Feb 21 Feb 28 Feb

7 Mar

14Mar

Source : http://www.gold.org/investments/statistics/gold_price_chart/

Aluminium, Nickel, Copper Prices, January 2013 - February 2014 20000

Aluminum

Copper

Nickel

15000

10000

5000

0 Jan 13

Feb 13

Mar 13

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Apr 13 May 13

Jun 13

Jul 13

Aug 13

Sep 13

Oct 13

Nov 13

Dec 13

Jan 14

Feb 15

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Gold and Silver Prices, 27 December - 14 March 2014


Number and Value of Preferential Certificates of Origin (PCO’s) Value of Preferential Certificates of Origin

Number of Certificates

160

RM million

140

AIFTA

AJCEP

ATIGA

ACFTA

AKFTA

120

19 Jan 2014

507

456

613

2,872

766

613

100

26 Jan 2014

1,122

466

247

4,749

976

1,020

2 Feb 2014

787

416

189

3,290

912

780

9 Feb 2014

611

421

223

3,158

1,113

796

16 Feb 2014

704

474

246

4,101

1,519

736

23 Feb 2014

1,059

475

279

4,341

1,431

993

02 Mar 2014

756

501

201

4,940

1,361

829

09 Mar 2014

937

511

243

4,274

1,435

732

80 60 40 20 0

19 Jan

26 Jan

2 Feb

9 Feb

16 Feb

23 Feb

2 Mar

9 Mar

AANZFTA

49

110

74

51

60

91

79

96

AIFTA

91

137

102

120

105

133

104

120

AJCEP

33

91

116

60

115

118

53

110

Value of Preferential Certificates of Origin

AANZFTA: ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (Implemented since 1 January 2010)

9,000 8,000

AIFTA: ASEAN-India Free Trade Agreement (Implemented since 1 January 2010) AJCEP: ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership (Implemented since 1 February 2009)

7,000 6,000 5,000

ATIGA: ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (Implemented since 1 May 2010) ACFTA: ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement (Implemented since 1 July 2003)

4,000 3,000 2,000 1,000 0

19 Jan

26 Jan

2 Feb

9 Feb

16 Feb

23 Feb

2 Mar

9 Mar

ATIGA

2,062

772

523

506

590

719

797

608

ACFTA

1,688

419

8,835

343

830

1,106

564

589

AKFTA

96

573

161

933

724

585

671

174

AKFTA: ASEAN-Korea Free Trade Agreement (Implemented since 1 July 2006)

Number of Certificates

Value of Preferential Certificates of Origin

RM million

MICECA

MNZFTA

MCFTA

MAFTA

500.0

19 Jan 2014

181

4

27

185

450.0

26 Jan 2014

273

13

49

431

400.0

2 Feb 2014

262

2

47

226

350.0

9 Feb 2014

216

7

44

275

16 Feb 2014

222

2

65

240

200.0

23 Feb 2014

308

4

88

399

150.0

02 Mar 2014

234

0

47

391

09 Mar 2014

248

5

66

418

300.0 250.0

100.0 50.0 0.0

19 Jan

26 Jan

2 Feb

9 Feb

16 Feb

23 Feb

2 Mar

9 Mar

MICECA

45.91

46.49

34.87

84.72

64.67

344

234

56.20

MNZFTA

0.14

0.23

0.01

0.15

0.03

0.22

0

0.11

MCFTA

4.45

6.42

5.37

7.87

8.06

14.40

47

10.74

MAFTA

13.28

439.55

18.86

24.84

13.45

48.92

391

66.47

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RM miliion

AANZFTA

MICECA: Malaysia-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (Implemented since 1 July 2011) MNZFTA: Malaysia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (Implemented since 1 August 2010) MCFTA: Malaysia-Chile Free Trade Agreement (Implemented since 25 February 2012) MAFTA: Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement (Implemented since 1 January 2013)

Number of Certificates MJEPA

MPCEPA

GSP

19 Jan 2014

830

109

89

26 Jan 2014

1,008

149

174

2 Feb 2014

796

143

107

9 Feb 2014

821

185

152

16 Feb 2014

815

150

131

23 Feb 2014

964

176

190

02 Mar 2014

924

216

86

100

09 Mar 2014

862

156

179

19 Jan

26 Jan

2 Feb

9 Feb

16 Feb

23 Feb

2 Mar

9 Mar

MJEPA

115

558

135

145

125

173

924

135

MPCEPA

24

268

49

147

41

79

216

40

GSP

18

25

18

27

36

26

86

38

Notes: The preference giving countries under the GSP scheme are members of the European Union, Norway, Switzerland, Belarus, the Russian Federation and Turkey. Source: Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia MITI Weekly Bulletin/ www.miti.gov.my

Value of Preferential Certificates of Origin 1,000 900 800

RM million

700 600 500 400 300 200

0

MPCEPA: Malaysia-Pakistan Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (Implemented since 1 January 2008) MJEPA: Malaysia-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (Implemented since 13 July 2006)


Commodity Price Trends, 27 December 2013 - 14 March 2014 3,000

Crude Petroleum

102

US$/bbl

2,500

Cocoa SMC 2

100 98

2,000 SMR 20

96

1,500

94

Crude Palm Oil

92 90

Scrap Iron

88

US$/MT

104

1,000 500

Raw Sugar

Iron Ore 27 Dec 3 Jan 10 Jan 17 Jan 24 Jan 30 Jan 7 Feb 14 Feb 21 Feb 28 Feb 7 Mac 14 Mac Crude Petroleum/bbl 99.4 94.2 92.3 94.2 97.3 96.7 97.6 100.2 103.2 102.1 102.4 98.2 SMR 20/MT 2,316.0 2,238.0 2,204.0 2,197.0 2,147.0 1,932.0 1,864.0 1,949.5 1,981.5 1,887.0 1,923.0 1,973.5 Cocoa SMC 2/MT 2,532.3 2,411.3 2,466.6 2,490.5 2,490.5 2,649.6 2,658.0 2,658.0 2,658.0 2,562.8 2,634.2 2,673.8 Crude Palm Oil/MT 897.0 895.0 876.9 858.5 856.5 855.0 860.5 869.0 906.0 929.5 954.5 982.5 Scrap Iron/MT 415.0 415.0 410.0 410.0 410.0 395.0 395.0 395.0 395.0 395.0 380.0 390.0 Raw Sugar/MT 352.3 352.8 351.5 342.5 332.5 323.8 323.0 346.5 342.8 353.5 377.8 396.0 Iron Ore/MT 170.0 170.0 170.0 170.0 170.0 160.0 160.0 160.0 160.0 160.0 150.0 145.0

86

0

Highest & Lowest Prices, 2013/2014

Highest (US$ per bbl) 7 Mar 2014: 102.4 Sep 2013: 110.2

Crude Palm Oil (14 Mar 2014) US$982.5 per MT

Lowest (US$ per bbl) 10 Jan 2014: 92.3 19 Apr 2013: 88.1

Highest (US$ per MT) 14 Mar 2014: 982.5 15 Nov 2013: 925.0

Lowest (US$ per MT) 30 Jan 2014: 855.0 4 Jan 2013: 800.0

Weekly Commodity Prices Commodity

14 March 2014 % (US$) Change*

2013i

2012i

2011i

Crude Petroleum (per bbl)

98.2

4.1

88.1-108.6

77.7-109.5

80.3-112.7

Crude Palm Oil (per MT)

982.5

2.9

805.5

1,000.4

1,124.0

Raw Sugar (per MT)

384.5

2.9

361.6

473.8

647.0

Rubber SMR 20 (per MT)

1,973.5

2.6

2,390.8

952.5

1,348.3

Cocoa SMC (per MT)

2,673.8

1.5

1,933.1

2,128.9

2,644.8

2.6 2.7

485.6

444.7

491.0

Srap Iron HMS (per MT)

390.0 (High) 380.0 (Low)

Notes: All figures have been rounded to the nearest decimal point * Refer to % change from the previous week’s price i Average price in the year except otherwise indicated Source : Ministry of International Trade and Industry Malaysia, Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Malaysian Rubber Board, Malaysian Cocoa Board, Malaysian Iron and Steel Industry Federation, Bloomberg and Czarnikow Group MITI Weekly Bulletin/ www.miti.gov.my

14 March 2014 domestic prices for : 1.Billets (per MT) : RM1,770 – RM1,800 2.Steel bars (per MT) : RM2,100 - RM2,250

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Crude Petroleum (14 Mar 2014) US$98.2 per bbl


MITI in The News MIGHT, Mauritian Authorities To Sign MoU On Collaboration Centre PORT LOUIS, March 12 (Bernama) -Malaysia and Mauritius have agreed, in principle, that the Malaysia IndustryGovernment Group for High Technology (MIGHT) and the Mauritian authorities sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to set up the MIGHT Malaysia-Mauritius Collaboration Centre. International Trade and Industry Minister, Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, said the draft MOU was now with the Mauritian government and it would be signed soon.

Mustapa, who arrived here Monday morning, is representing Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak in this visit. Najib has decided to postpone the visit due to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines MH370 aircraft with 227 passengers and 12 crew members onboard, on Saturday. The minister said the setting up of centre has been discussed for almost a year ago, and it has been agreed in principle when Najib met Mauritian Prime Minister, Dr Navinchandra Ramgoolam, in New York in September last year. “In Malaysia we have a good model of collaboration between the government, the industry and the private sector. So Mauritius is keen to learn from our model and they will be sending some of their people to Malaysia to study how we implement this concept successfully in Malaysia,” Mustapa said. The Mauritian authories have also identified a number of specific areas for collaboration, including ship repair, construction industry and the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul industry.

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“So once the MOU is signed, we will be discussing the specifics. Once it is signed, a number of officials from the companies from Mauritius will be going to Malaysia to look at our model, to see how it can be transplanted into the Mauritian situation,” he said. Mustapa said another area that Malaysia believed has the potential for collaboration was the Islamic banking and finance, as Malaysia was leading in the world in respect of Islamic product and in terms of professional courses and development. “We are leading in the world in terms of offers of undergraduate and post-graduate programmes, we have students coming from overseas to Malaysia to study Islamic finance. We have Malaysian experts, we have travelled the world to provide expertise in this area,” he said. About 17 per cent of Mauritians were Muslims and there was now growing interest in other Muslim minority countries, such as Sri Lanka and Thailand, in the Islamic banking and finance, he said. “I have with me on this delegation, people from Bank Muamalat and Maybank Islamic, two of our leading Islamic banks are here and they are prepared to discuss with the Mauritian authorities on possible areas of collaboration to introduce Islamic banking in this country,” he said.

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“This is an important centre in the context of promoting closer ties between Malaysia and Mauritius. This MOU will identify, among others, areas of collaboration. What the Mauritian authorities are interested is to learn from Malaysia the public-private partnerships,” he told Malaysian journalists here Wednesday.

He said the ship repair industry was certainly an area for closer collaboration as Malaysian company, Boustead, has an experience in Africa as it used to own the biggest shipbuilding and ship repair facility in Ghana, West Africa before exiting the company last year after selling off its 60 per cent stake to the Ghanaian authorities.


Mustapa viewed this visit as important 500 Mauritian students have graduated from because Malaysia and Mauritius have many Malaysian universities over the last 12 to 13 years. similarities. Mauritians started going to Malaysia for “We were both at one-time colonies of the further study in 2000. UK. So there are many similarities and this has been further advanced through people- During this visit, Mustapa has also visited the Proton and Perodua showrooms in Pailles to-people links. here. “Tourism, for example, is growing. More Mauritians are visiting Malaysia, we have The showrooms are under Raouf Dusmohamud for quite some time code-share between & Co Ltd, a single-car franchise.The company Air Mauritius and Malaysia Airlines, twice headquaters houses corporate showrooms, a week and sometimes three during peak spare parts and accessories retail store and workshop services. season,” he said. Presently, there are about 1,000 Mautitian It imported some 300 vehicles a year. students studying in Malaysia and about

BERNAMA , March 12, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), through the Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (MATRADE), aspires to accelerate the growth of Malaysia’s mid-tier companies through the Mid-Tier Companies Development Programme (MTCDP). “Recognising the economic contributions of these companies, the MTCDP was specifically designed and developed for mid-tier companies (MTCs), and it is targeted that by 2020, the programme is expected to generate at least RM6 billion in Gross National Income (GNI), RM6 billion in exports, and more than 130,000 jobs,” MATRADE said in a statement here Monday. MTCs are companies that generate annual revenues of RM50 million to RM500 million for the manufacturing sector and RM20 million to RM500 million for the services and other sectors. “Through this programme, MTCs will enjoy accelerated growth and global expansion and participants will have better access to new markets, be introduced to new market segments/customers globally, and receive access to credible financial institutions overseas,” it said.

With the recent appointment of MATRADE as the implementing agency, the government is confident that this programme will develop and nurture these MTCs to become more resilient and competitive regionally and internationally. “This will subsequently contribute to strengthening the Malaysian economy and increase the number of high-income jobs in Malaysia,” it said. A total of 50 high-potential mid-tier companies will be selected at the start of the programme, which will develop and nurture 50 new MTCs each year until 2020, it said. “Each company will receive support tailored to its specific needs, such as leveraging on a global network of potential business partners, distributors, technology partners, financial institutions and investors,” it said, adding that participants will also enjoy access to real-time market intelligence and business support tools provided by an international management consultant. MATRADE is seeking high-potential, highperforming MTCs to participate in this programme, and will hold a briefing on March 11 from 2 to 4 pm at Menara Matrade here on its benefits.

BERNAMA , March 10, 2014

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Mid-Tier Companies Development Programme To Benefit Malaysian Exporters


SUCCESS STORIES

Amat Sinar Sdn Bhd This success story came from a light-bulb moment that has since ignited into a shining example entrepreneurial success. The company founder Dato’ Dr Yuhyi Azizan is a banker who one day decided to venture into the world of business. One of his early enterprises was an eatery in Bangsar serving local favourites such as roti chanai and teh tarik. As destiny would have it, the headquarters of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) was literally a stone’s throw distance away, and the eatery was soon to play regular meal time host to TNB staff. As rapport grew between the friendly owner and his patrons, he soon found out about the TNB Bumiputera Vendor Development Programme. In true entrepreneur spirit, he was not to let the opportunity fade away, and was soon on board with TNB as a vendor.

Determined to produce its own products, the company set up their own factory in Rawang, Selangor to manufacture their lighting products. Constant upgrading and a commitment to maintain the quality of their products brought success – the company today supplies 70% of the local market demand for the government sector for street lights. Enjoying a steady growth path since its inception, the company needed capital injection in 2005 to keep up with increasingly rapid growth. After consulting a few financial institutions, the decision to choose SME Bank was an easy one for the company. The company today manufactures all sorts of lighting products in three factories, and is proud of its SIRIM and TNB certification for its products. The company even made international headlines when it received the Star For Quality Award at the International Star Award For Quality 2010 event in Geneva, Switzerland.

HITACHI Since its initial investment in 1971, Hitachi has so far invested about RM730 million in Malaysia. The Hitachi Group in Malaysia currently operates 22 manufacturing facilities and hires 18,000 local employees. This places Malaysia as one of Hitachi’s most important manufacturing bases. Factors which drew us to Malaysia include the well-developed infrastructure in the country’s industrial parks, especially the stable power supplies and telecommunications facilities; attractive incentives, and most importantly, a stable government with a flexible industrial policy.

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And thus Amat Sinar Sdn Bhd was established in 1990 – as a vendor to TNB. Starting as a trading company, they supplied miscellaneous products to TNB, such as furniture and stationeries. Their product range began to consolidate when they started supplying street lighting. Ambition and dedication saw Dato’ Dr Yuhyi studying and obtaining a Master’s Degree in Lighting – this was the kind of drive that led the company towards a technological direction that eventually got them recruited as a vendor to the Government’s public utilities and public works under the Vendor Development Program (Ministry of Finance Department) for manufacturing and supply of street lanterns. Amat Sinar was appointed to be the Panel Supplier for street lighting and all external lighting products.


ANNOUNCEMENT! Industrial Energy Efficiency Open Day 2014 Date

: 25 March 2014 (Tuesday)

Venue

: MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC), Kuala Lumpur

Objectives: - to publicise the Industrial Energy Efficiency for Malaysian Manufacturing Sector project to the SMIs; - to recognise the contribution of the experts and participating factories’ success in implementing Round 1 of the project.; and - to present certificates to 1st batch of successful Energy Management system expert trainees.

- Mini exhibition by participating factories; - Presentation of certificates to participating factories and successful Energy Management System experts; and - Awareness talk on project implementation.

Administrative Assistants MITI Pulau Pinang

MAZIRA BINTI MD NOOR 04-2275944 maziramn@miti.gov.my

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HASRUL FAIESOL BIN CHE SALIM 04-2625133 hasrul@miti.gov.my

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