Malaysia Setting Foot in Germany

Malaysian footwear and accessories industry have recently gained special exposure in Germany at the Global Destination for Shoes (GDS) and Tag It! event held in Dusseldorf, Germany. A total of 10 Malaysian companies, with the assistance of Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), have participated in this international trade fair. 

GDS and Tag It! event is considered a good platform to highlight Malaysian capabilities in the footwear and accessories industry and it also helps create a stronger presence for Malaysian products in a global market particularly the European market.

The event concluded with RM42 million of export sales generated by the participating Malaysian companies.

In 2014, Malaysia’s global exports of footwear rose by 4% to RM 493.10 million as against 2013. For the first half of 2015, exports of footwear totaled at RM263.6 million, an increase of 7.9% as compared to the same period of last year.

International buyers that are keen to source from Malaysian companies can contact MATRADE by visiting or email to

For more information, please visit or follow MATRADE on Twitter – @matrade and Facebook – MATRADE HQ

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