DUTY FREE, VALUE-ADDED MANUFACTURING
Labuan can act as the final assembly station whereby semi-finished products can be stored, processed and exported as finished products to a third country. Bulk-breaking, repacking and relabelling activities can also be undertaken without any duty imposed.
REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTRE (RDC)
Under our Government’s policy, qualified company can establish an RDC in Labuan and earn several incentives such as corporate tax exemption for ten years, approval to open a foreign currency account at a domestic bank, etc. Labuan has all the modern facilities for multinationals to operate a successful operation.
WAREHOUSING AND STORAGE
Due to the rapid development in the upstream support services for the Oil & Gas sector, warehouses and storage areas have been in high demand. With the planned development of Labuan Integrated Port, the private sector is expected to participate in the provision of container yard, open storage area and large warehouses. These warehouses could also be utilised in the drive for Labuan to become a distribution centre and final assembly area for imported materials.
SETTING UP OF A HOLDING COMPANY / OFFSHORE COMPANY
Being an international offshore centre, investors can always take advantage of the many incentives offered to an offshore holding company such as low tax (MYR20,000 or 3%), confidentiality, innovative financial solutions, etc.
Labuan is steeped in history that goes back about 160 years ago and holds many unique tourism products such as World War II remnants and wreck diving sites. As a duty free island, shopping is a favorite activity among tourists looking for value for money in imported luxury products. Labuan is also being promoted for the Malaysia My Second Home Program (MM2H) where qualified non-Malaysians can earn various privileges as a Permanent Resident of Malaysia. Investments in new tourism-related products such as a golf-course and resorts are also welcomed.