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Trade in Malta

Malta was the world’s 118th largest exporter of goods and 45th largest exporter of commercial services in 2021. Export values were $3.1 and $18.4 billion USD respectively. Malta’s top export category was manufactures, followed by fuels and mining products, and agricultural products. In 2020, Malta’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to Germany, France and Italy, with trade representing 291.5 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Malta’s import values were $7.1 and $14.7 billion USD respectively in 2021. Malta’s top import category was manufactures, followed by fuels and mining products and agricultural products. Leading import partners were Italy, the the United Kingdom and China. Malta is a member of the European Union, which is part of 45 different Regional Trade Agreements, including with Central America, Pacific States and Eastern and Southern Africa States.
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Republic of Malta

Abbreviation

MT

Capital

Valletta

WTO Membership Date

1 January 1995

Legal System

mixed legal system of English common law and civil law based on the Roman and Napoleonic civil codes; subject to European Union law

Language

Maltese, English

Number of Time Zone(s)

1

Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.

Currency

Euro

Exchange Rate

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GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • FIMBank PLC - Sliema, Malta - SWIFT: FIMBMTM3

  • T. Garanti Bankasi AS Malta - Sliema, Malta - SWIFT: TGBAMTMT494

Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Copyright Offices

  • Industrial Property Registrations Directorate

  • Commerce Department

  • Ministry for the Economy and Industry

Industrial Property Offices

  • Industrial Property Registrations Directorate

  • Commerce Department

  • Ministry for the Economy and Industry

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA)
    Phone: +(356) 2395 2000
    Website: https://mccaa.org.mt

    'Mizzi House'
    National Road
    Blata-l-Bajda HMR 9010

    [email protected]

Additional Information

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Links to other helpful resources

This section includes additional links to trade-related resources.

Trade Information Portal

https://maltaprofile.info/

Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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