The Strategic Trade Act 2010 (STA) is an important legislation in Malaysia that regulates the trade of strategic items, including dual-use goods, military items, and sensitive technologies. Malaysia, as a member of the United Nations (UN), is obligated to implement measures to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) under UN Security Council (UNSC) adopted Resolution 1540 (UNSCR 1540).

In order to fulfil the above, MMU implements the following:

  1. Outreach Programme: MMU works with MITI to provide awareness programs to its students, researchers and administrators on the STA (ITT guidelines) and its requirements to ensure that everyone involved in research and innovation is aware of the regulations and how to comply with them.
  2. Internal Compliance & Technology Transfer Controls: At present, MMU enforces controls on technology transfer, ensuring that any transfer of technology, information, or expertise to prohibited end user listed under STA complies with the STA by obtaining the required permits and licenses from MITI and preventing the unauthorized use or transfer of sensitive technologies. MMU also requires researchers to declare their compliance to STA (ITT) on the following matters:
    • ​External Party’s Request for Permission to use MMU Copyrighted Material
    • Request for Intellectual Property Rights & Ownership for MMU & Third Party Research Project Collaboration Agreement
    • Research Ethics Form
    • Research Collaboration Agreements
Watch the video below for more info:

Important Links:

  1. About STA 2010
  2. Intangible Technology Transfer (ITT) Guidelines (by MITI)
  3. List of strategic items that falls under Intangible Technology Transfer (ITT)
  4. Other Useful Links under MITI
  5. List of prohibited end user listed under STA

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Last Updated : 31 Mei 2023