The Government will introduce the world’s first Digital Free Trade Zone outside of China. It will merge physical and virtual zones, with additional online and digital services to facilitate international eCommerce and invigorate internet-based innovation.

Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Haji Mohammad
Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak


Oct 2016

MDEC presents DFTZ to YAB Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at the Malaysia Implementation Council Meeting.

Oct 2016

YAB Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announces the introduction of DFTZ during Budget 2017.

Nov 2016

Jack Ma appointed as the Malaysian government's digital economy adviser.


Mar 2017

Selection process for SMEs to get onboard.

Aug 2017

More than 1,500 at various stages of the SME onboarding.

Oct 2017

SMEs are introduced and trained to setup their business & mini site on

Nov 2017

DFTZ goes live. First batch of shipment begins.


Enable Malaysian SMEs to expand their business and export globally.

Position Malaysia as a regional hub for eCommerce logistics and the preferred gateway of choice for global brands and marketplaces into ASEAN.


Key Benefits

Integrated import and export processing and logistical services

One Touch platform integrates key services of Malaysian governmental offices and logistics service providers, effectively reducing the time of service level agreement (SLA) from 6 hours to 3 hours.

Big Data Analysis

Alibaba’s algorithm and data analytics provide traders a holistic and detailed view of their business, allowing them to identify areas for improvement and conversion.

Seamless Funds Management

Online and secure cash management which includes foreign exchange and settlement of exchange through a unified platform.

Malaysia Pavilion

Dedicated Malaysian page to promote locally produced goods and materials.

Trade AssuranceComing Soon!

Updated data which reflects the credibility of both, merchants and buyers through their history. Services include payment solution, capital security, and delivery assurance.

Trade FinancingComing Soon!

Providing assistance to SMEs who require financial solutions that can help bolster their business and acquisition of orders.

Expected Outcome

  1. Double SME’s goods export growth rate to USD 38 billion by 2025.
  2. Create 60,000 Malaysian jobs by 2025.
  3. Facilitate USD 65 billion worth of traded goods by 2025.

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