Malaysia - Country Commercial Guide
Market Challenges

Learn about barriers to market entry and local requirements, i.e., things to be aware of when entering the market for this country.

Last published date: 2022-11-23

While the government made notable gains in tackling the spread of COVID, the economic impact of the pandemic has left many importers of U.S. goods cautious in taking on new product lines until they experience more long-term growth. Prevailing supply chain disruptions, inflationary pressures, and geopolitical tensions further dampened demand for business in general. Immediate challenges include operational constraints resulting from workforce shortages and rising costs amid a distinct slowdown in global economic growth.