Media Contacts

Media Relations

Ministry of International Trade
and Responsible for Asia Pacific Strategy
and Multiculturalism
250 356-9801

Jamie Edwardson

Communications Director
Ministry of Finance
250 356-2821


Trade and Investment in Malaysia
  • In 2014, Premier Christy Clark travelled to Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong to promote the development of B.C.’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry.
  • Malaysia has been recognized for its rapid success into becoming one of the world's leading trading nations with a diversified economy consisting of both export (energy, commodities and manufactured electronics) and domestic (financial services, tourism, and domestic consumption) led sources of growth.
  • Malaysia is currently ranked sixth-largest destination for B.C. exports in ASEAN.
  • Canadian companies in Malaysia employ thousands of Malaysians.
  • In April 2016, a B.C. company, Heli-One – the world's largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul services – announced a contract to refurbish helicopters for the Sultan of Johor and a contract to upgrade the Sikorsky S-61 helicopter fleet for the Royal Malaysia Air Force in partnership with AIROD, Malaysia’s leading aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul centre.
  • In the last year, exports to Indonesia grew 10.2% from $214 million in 2014 to $237 million in 2015, with pulp exports being the driving force behind that growth.
  • B.C. trade and investment representatives played a key role in facilitating and supporting more than 480 inbound and outbound trips involving B.C. companies and organizations in 2015-16.
  • B.C. will have 14 TIR offices when Malaysia opens its doors in 2017. Other offices are located in Japan, South Korea, India, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Europe and the United States.