Malaysia is an attractive base for companies to establish their Regional or Representative Offices (REs/ROs) to coordinate and support their operations in the Asia Pacific region.
The establishment of REs and ROs marks the preliminary phase of a foreign company committing interest to set up its regional operations in Malaysia. Information gathering and feasibility studies on local investment opportunities are usually undertaken during this phase for their parent companies in preparation for a long term commitment.
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Of the total ROs/REs approved, 50 projects (36%) were ROs, while 90 projects (64%) were REs. Companies from 30 different countries expressed an interest in establishing ROs/REs, including the USA, Japan, PRC, Singapore, Hong Kong SAR, Germany, UK, France, Japan, Korea, Australia, and India. The highest number of REs/ROs approved were from Singapore, with 17 approvals. This was followed by Republic of Korea (ROK) (12), Japan (11), France (10) United Kingdom (9), PRC (8), the USA (8) and Spain (7).
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