Set Up a Shop in Malaysia

Updated on Friday 17th February 2023

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Many investors who decide to start their own business can look toward the retail sector. Malaysia is one of the most attractive markets for retail investments in Asia and it is supported by strong private consumption and recent investments in infrastructure.  

In order to set up a shop in Malaysia, investors are advised to explore their options in the retail sector and follow the basic steps for company formation.  

What to consider when opening a shop in Malaysia

Malaysia’s retail market continues to grow and the long-term predictions for this business field encourage more investors to look towards setting up a shop in Kuala Lumpur or other Malaysian cities.

The opportunities for investment in the retail sector are numerous, from clothing shops and accessories to foodstuffs, electronics, jewelry, or others.

Investors who open a shop in Malaysia should explore the particular retail sub-sector in which they wish to open a shop and choose the location according to the existing market characteristics. Special permits and licenses are needed for selling some types of products and even for importing them.

Opening an online store in Malaysia is an increasingly attractive and lucrative option. Investors can start their online platform and begin selling their products as soon as they register a domain and list their items. One of our lawyers in Malaysia can give you complete information on how you can run an online business and the liabilities for this type of activity.

Company formation and registration in Malaysia

Foreigners who want to start a business in Malaysia, in the form or a shop or another business venture, should take some time to understand the Malaysian laws for companies and foreign investors, the types of legal entities, the business sectors in which they can invest and the obligations they will have once the company is operational.

Our team of lawyers in Malaysia can help you start your business and familiarize yourself with the laws and policies. 

Our commercial lawyers in Malaysia can offer you specialized legal advice if your company is involved in corporate disputes. Thus, you can eliminate from the start the complexities that may appear along the way, following and respecting the support offered by our specialists in the field. Moreover, we have experience in various legal matters and we can verify the business contracts brought to our attention, so do not hesitate to contact us and learn more about the services offered.

Contact our law firm in Malaysia for personalized advice and legal services in a wide range of business fields.