Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement

MAFTA Quick Guide to Helping Australians to do Business in Malaysia

The Agreement allows for:

In the financial services sector, Malaysia has increased the number of Australian senior managers and specialists allowed per organisation and extended the maximum period of stay from five to ten years.

Malaysia has removed all limitations on entry for Australian professionals in accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services sectors.

Malaysia has removed  restrictions on the number of visas it gives to Australian providers of taxation services.

Malaysia now allows up to 30 per cent of lecturers at a private higher education institution to be Australian (up from 20 per cent).

Malaysia has increased the number of Australian architectural services suppliers allowed to operate in Malaysia from two to four and now allows Australian architects to work in Malaysia without the need to sit a local qualifying exam.

For more information see MAFTA Temporary Movement of Skilled Personnel Fact Sheet for Business.

Information correct as of 16 January 2013