MIDA assists companies that want to invest, and it facilitates the implementation of their projects. Permanent representatives of key ministries and departments are on hand at MIDA's headquarters in Kuala Lumpur to advise investors. The organization is proud of the speed that is generally achieved in the review of applications.
MIDA has a network of overseas offices and is represented by Gaiyah Consult in the Netherlands.
The core activities of MIDA include:
  • Promotion of investments in both manufacturing and services
  • Planning of industrial development in Malaysia
  • Policy advice to the Minister of International Trade and Industry
  • Reviews of applications for production licenses and tax benefits for production activities, tourism, R&D, training and software development, and tax exemptions on raw materials, components, and machinery.
  • Support companies in the implementation of their projects, for example through direct cooperation and coordination with the authorities
  • Coordination of information provision between all institutions dealing with industrial development
 More information can be found on the official MIDA website. ( http://www.mida.gov.my/env3/ )