Monday, December 10, 2007

Matching Grant for Certification and Quality Management System

Financial Assistance
Small and Medium Industries Development Corporation (SMIDEC):
Matching Grant for Certification and Quality Management System

Objective
To provide assistance in the form of matching grant to obtain Certification and Quality Management System by SMEs involve in the following sector:
Manufacturing and Manufacturing related services; and
Services (excluding insurance and financial services)












Eligibility criteria

Business enterprise based on the definition of SMEs [Link]

Companies incorporated under the Companies Act 1965 (CA1965) or businesses incorporated under the Registration of Business Ordinance 1956 (RBO1956);

At least 60% of equity are held by Malaysians;and

Possess valid premise license







Type of assistance / Form of financing
The maximum grant allocated per company is RM250,000 where 50% of the project cost is borne by the Government and the remainder is borne by the applicant


Eligible expenses

ISO 13485, ISO 14000, ISO22000, Product Certification

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)

Halal Ceritfication & MS1500:2004, TS 16949)

Quality Improvement Practice , Good Manufacturing Practice

Occupational safety and health management system (OSHA)

Restriction of Hazardous Substance (RoHS)

Good Agriculture Practice (GAP), Good Hygiene Practice (GHP)

Regulatory Impact Practice (RIA), British Retailers' Consortium

Factory Renovation compliance to Certificaition Requirements

Other related cost to comply with the requirements of Standard and Certification




Application procedure
Applications to be submitted to SMIDEC

Contact
Small and Medium Industries Development Corporation (SMIDEC)
Aras 20, West Wing Menara MATRADE
Jalan Khidmat Usaha
Off, Jalan Duta, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-6207 6000
Fax: 03-6201 6564
Website: www.smidec.gov.my

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