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Cooperazione economica


Cooperazione economica

The Embassy of Italy publishes periodically, together with the Italian Trade Agency of Kuala Lumpur, a report aimed at giving a global idea of the current economic situation in Malaysia and what Malaysia has to offer to Italian companies in terms of investments.
The report focuses on the following points:

  • Macroeconomic outlook
  • Areas of intervention
  • Commercial policy and market access
  • Promotional policy and operational proposal for joint interventions

The report is available in Italian and can be download from the portal


Malaysia offers important opportunities for Italian companies. Located in the middle of the South-East Asia region, Malaysia offers a system of incentives to investments, has the advantage of being an english speaking country, has a good infrastructural level and qualified work force at moderate costs that facilitate the establishment of new businesses. Thus, several Italian companies decided to open their offices in Malaysia, some of them have also started activities and production. For further information about the opportunities in Malaysia please refer to the section Doing business in Malaysia.


- Agreement on the mutual promotion and protection of Investments (Kuala Lumpur, 4 January 1988)
- Agreement to avoid double taxation and to prevent fiscal evasions with regards to taxation on income (Kuala Lumpur, 28 January 1984)

From April 1st 2015, the Italian Ministery of Economy and Finance has removed Malaysia from the black list "Indeducibility of costs" and from the black list "CFC - Controlled Foreign Companies". The measure aims to facilitate trade and simplify administrative procedures for investors /operators interested in this market