MATRADE officially opened its Eastern Regional Office in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu on 15th January 2009. The official launch was held at Menara Yayasan Islam Terengganu, launched by the Minister of International Trade and Industry, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and with 300 attendees consisting of agencies under Ministry of International Trade and Industry and companies registered under MATRADE eastern regional office.
Tan Sri Muhyiddin handed over cheques from SMIDEC to batek and songket enterprises..
in his speech, Tan Sri Muhyiddin also encouraged companies from Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang to register under MATRADE. Currently, there are 319 companies from Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang that have registered under MATRADE and it is hoped that there will be more in the future.