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Export Customs Procedures in Malaysia

Step-by-step Export procedures in Malaysia – Some goods being exported from Malaysia may require a license. For goods which require a license, the Exporting entity must do a one-time registration with the concerned government agency, Companies Commission of Malaysia. Upon registration, the entity subsequently must apply for an export license from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). 

The Ministry of International Trade and Industry, MITI, is a ministry of the Government of Malaysia that is responsible for international trade, industry, investment, productivity, small and medium enterprise, development finance institution, halal industry, automotive, steel, strategic trade. Malaysia uses a privatized single digital window for all import and export regulations called Dagang Net.

During exporting of goods out of Malaysia territories, Exporters will/must produce the following documents, namely;

  1. Customs Export Declaration; 
  2. Commercial Invoice; 
  3. Packing List; 
  4. Bill of Lading or Airway Bill and
  5.  Certificate of Origin

Export tariffs and taxes

Malaysia customs apply a tariff on exported goods between 0 to 10 percent, following ad valorem rates. Under Malaysia’s Customs Act, 1976, tariffs paid on exported goods which were originally sourced from imports are eligible for a 90 percent refund. 

Free Industrial Zones and Free Commercial Zones

Malaysia currently possesses 13 Free Industrial Zones (FIZs) and 12 Free Commercial Zones (FCZs). Companies operating out of FIZs and FCZs may import raw material, products, and equipment without paying tariffs.

Free Trade Agreements

Malaysia is a partner to seven bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) and six regional FTAs.

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