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MALAYSIA CUSTOMS INFORMATION

MALAYSIA CUSTOMS INFORMATION
MALAYSIA CUSTOMS INFORMATION
NOTE
Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject tochange without notice, Allfreight International cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other
detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
Passport (copy of photograph page, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd pages and stamped by immigration
date of entry)
Work Permit
Visa for Employment and Residence
Customs Form No. 1 (eight copies) signed by customer
Letter from employer in Malays
ia stating reason for import, job function and approximate
duration of stay
Inventory (original or a copy ) must correspond EXACTLY to contents of shipment
Separate list of electrical items, appliances and new items.
(Not to be omitted from the
inventor
y.
Please clearly state the brand, model, country of origin, voltage and price.)
Letter of Authorization to Destination Agent, signed by customer, to clear shipment
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
CUSTOMER MUST BE IN THE COUNTRY AT TIME OF CUSTOMS CLEARANCE TO
SIG
N DOCUMENTS
All shipments subject to 100% Customs examination
Used household goods duty
free if:
o
Customer has owned goods for a minimum of three months and will not dispose
of them for at least six months
o
Customer is a foreigner holding a Work Permit o
r
o
Customer is a Malaysian who has been out of the country for a continuous period
over 12 months
DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED ITEMS
All electrical items require Import Permit
All items less than six months old are taxed and dutiable (original invoices with valu
e are
required)
Video cassettes and films
o
Subject to review by the Film Censorship Board
o
Additional charges are for the customer’s account
Precious metal objects
Plants require Phytosanitary Certificate and approval from the Ministry of Agriculture
C
omputers are tax free, limited to no more than three imported per family, cannot be sold
within one year of import, and require an Import License
Alcohol and cigarettes are subject to high import duties
PROHIBITED ITEMS
MALAYSIA
CUSTOMS
INFORMATION
NOTE
Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief
summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being
provided for general guidance to assis
t our Agents and Customers. Since such regulations are subject to
change without notice, Allfreight International cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other
detrimental events resulting from non
compliance. Always double check with your
local embassy or
consulate.
Firearms, dangerous weapons, fire
works, explosives, ammunition and knives
Narcotics and drugs (violators subject to Death Penalty)
Foodstuffs
Pornographic or politically sensitive material (in the form of books, videos, films, etc.)
Gold bullion
Telephone and fax equipment (permit re
quired)
Short wave radios
Satellite dish
Nothing from Israel is allowed into Malaysia
Any literature on communism is prohibited
MOTOR VEHICLES
Import highly discouraged
All motor vehicles (new or used) are subject to Customs duties, are highly taxed
and
require an Import Permit
The permit must be granted before the vehicle is shipped
Motor vehicles over five years old are prohibited
Documents required:
o
Original ownership certificate
o
Customs Form No. 1 (eight copies)
o
Insurance Policy
o
Original a
nd copy of passport of owner
o
Letter from owner stating reason to import vehicles
o
Invoice, if vehicle is new
PETS
Dogs/cats/birds are permitted and require an Import Permit (prior to the animal’s arrival)
Health Certificate (issued within seven days of
flight, and must state that animal comes
from a rabies free area)
Vaccination Certificate required (must show proof that vaccination was administered
between 30 to 180 days prior to the flight)
o
Must note breed, age, color, name of pet and owner and flig
ht details
One month quarantine (minimum one week advance notice required for
kennel/quarantine space)
o
After two weeks animal may be released to spend the remainder of the
quarantine time at home in quarantine


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