The United States and Malaysia boast one of the largest trade relationships in the world, with bilateral investment and trade totaling $1.6 trillion annually. Malaysia’s friendly corporate tax system, close geographic location, and common culture of democratic principles make Malaysia an excellent investment opportunity for American companies looking to expand their business profile.
U.S. businesses looking for opportunities to export to Southeast Asia should strongly consider Malaysia. A country with a growing upper-middle income population, Malaysia has a well-established legal framework, a business-friendly environment, and a large English-speaking worker and consumer base. With an increasingly receptive market for sophisticated products and services, including in technology, manufacturing, and healthcare, Malaysia remains the 19th largest trading partner of the United States, and trade between the two countries has nearly doubled over the last decade, peaking at $72.9 billion in 2022.
U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service, Malaysia
Malaysia Economic Section
U.S. Embassy in Malaysia General Switchboard
Phone: +60(3) 2168-5000