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Bumiputera Exporters Development Programme (BEDP)
A specialised export support programme targeted specifically for Bumiputera companies. The three-year program is designed to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to penetrate and further expand their export markets, growing competitive and sustainable Bumiputera exporters

  • Customised business coaching and intensive hand-holding support.
  • Export support will be provided by experienced and trained officers who have extensive knowledge in export promotion through years of exposure in export trade. Coaches are supported by officers from the Women,
  • Youth and Bumiputera Exporters Development Unit who will serve as liaison project officers responsible for the companies' performance and records
  • Skills enhancement training will be conducted on a quarterly basis in the form of seminars, workshops and symposiums. Attendance and participation in these events organised by MATRADE are free. These skills enhancement training address critical topics such as:
    1. Cross Cultural Understanding In International Business
    2. Steps to Successful Exporting
    3. International Business Communications
    4. Effective Negotiation Skills
    5. Formulating Export Plan & Market Entry Strategies
    6. Effective Bookkeeping for Exporters
    7. Branding for Global Market
  • Exposure to global markets through active participation in international trade promotion activities held abroad. Selected SMEs will be given opportunities to promote their products and services at international trade fairs, customised selling missions and specialised marketing missions
  • Free exhibition space allocation for market exposure, publicity and opportunity to showcase their product or service offering for a period of 12 months at Malaysia Export Exhibition Centre (MEEC). MEEC is a permanent display centre for export-oriented Malaysian-made goods and services located at Menara MATRADE, Kuala Lumpur
  • Networking and mentoring sessions amongst SMEs and larger companieshelp broaden business outreach through the sharing of knowledge.
  • Companies learn through sharing and are inspired by role-models and the achievements of others
  • Development of leadership and entrepreneurial qualities. These sessions nurture and develop behavioural traits that help build binding interpersonal relationships which in turn are vital for business cooperation


  • Must be Bumiputera-owned companies with majority or at least 51% of equity of the company owned by Bumiputera. The Bumiputera shareholding in the company can be held by either an individual or a group of Bumiputera shareholders
  • The Chief Executive Officer and / or Managing Director must be a Bumiputera.
  • Fulfill as SMEs based on SME Definition
  • The company must be in operation for a minimum of three years and has a certain level of market footprint / presence / share / dominance locally
  • Companies dealing with merchandise goods or services must have a designated business premise or manufacturing facility with a dedicated address. Bumiputera-owned companies based in Sabah and Sarawak can be given special consideration for the BEDP, on the basis of diversifying regional socio-economic growth
  • Bumiputera companies which are involved in technology-driven, high value-added and knowledge-based industries can be given preference.
  • These types of industries include high-precision parts manufacturing, biotechnology, biomedical engineering, animation and advance surveillance systems etc.

Bumiputera, Women & Youth Exporters Development Unit
Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE)
15th Floor (East Wing) Menara MATRADE
Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah
Wilayah Persekutuan
Hotline: 1 800 88 7280
Tel: 603-6207 7077
Fax: 603-6203 7037 / 7033
Business Accelerator Programme (BAP)
Craft Marketing Programme
Galakan Eksport Bumiputera (GEB)
Going Export Programme (GOEX)
LLC / MNC Partnership Programme
Product and Quality Enhancement Programme (GROOMBIG)
Penyediaan & Pengukuhan Rangkaian Peruncitan Pasar Tani dan Gerai Buah-buahan Segar (GBBS)
Showcase Satu Daerah Satu Industri
SME Brand Development Programme
Vendor Development Programme (VDP)
Women Exporters Development Programme (WEDP)
Youth Exporter Development Programme (YEDP)
The above is correct on 13th February 2018.

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