Foreign investors may choose to set up a Representative Office to carry out research and development (R&D), feasibility studies by collecting relevant information on investment opportunities in Malaysia or set up a Regional Office that serves as the coordination center for the company’s organization affiliates, subsidiaries and agents in South-East Asia and the Asia Pacific Region.
Eligibility Criteria for Regional Offices
The Representative Office / Regional Office’s expenditure must be at least RM300,000 per year and should be completely funded by the (foreign) parent company.
The representative office/regional office is allowed to carry out the following activities:
The representative office/regional office is not allowed to carry out any business transaction nor derive income from its operations and is not allowed to carry out the following activities:
During approval of a Representative office / Regional Office, a quota for Expatriate Posts will be established, depending on the functions and activities of the company.
Expatriates will only be considered for Managerial and Technical posts.
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