A database of Exporters is being maintained by the EDB. The information in this database is used by the EDB and other institutions for activities related to export development.
The Trade Facilitation & Trade Information Division monitors and implements this registration scheme. In order to engage in exports one has to be registered with the EDB and obtain a number. The objective of the scheme is to maintain an up-to-date data bank which also assists in the formulation of national export policies and serve as a guide for foreign buyers to reach local suppliers.