MATRADE is an organisation under the Ministry of International Trade & Industry that promotes and develops Malaysian companies for export of manufactured items to overseas markets. It also offers funding, advice, support, and information to exporting companies in order to make them competitive and equip them for success in global markets. The “Going Global” section of its website outlines several key components of exporting that Malaysian companies should understand before they begin to sell goods overseas – understanding tariffs, free trade agreements, etc. MATRADE’s resources for foreign companies looking to buy Malaysian manufactured goods are mostly in the form of information – it provides directories of products, services, and brands, and manages showcases and exhibitions of local companies geared toward export. The organisation also maintains several offices in overseas locations around the world in order to assist Malaysian exporters and international buyers with compliance, creating contacts, etc.