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Malaysian Import and Export Custom Procedures

About Malaysian Customs Documentation

Malaysian Customs Documentation - Custom documentation's would consist of prescribed forms
which appear in the second schedule of the Customs Regulations 1977

These prescribed forms which are applicable for the importation and exportation of goods are goods declaration forms.

The type of customs declaration form that is required by the customs department depends on the type of customs procedure applicable to the goods.

The types of customs declaration forms:-

  • Customs No.1 for declaration of imported goods.

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Malaysian Custom Inward Manifest Submission

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Malaysian Customs control in relation to the clearance of goods.

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Malaysian Customs Documentation are goods declaration form required by the customs department.

  • Customs No.2 for declaration of export of goods.
  • Customs No.3 for application/permit to transport goods within the Federation.
  • Customs No.8 for application permit to transship/remove goods.
  • Customs No.9 for requisition/permit to release dutiable goods.


Proper preparation of customs declaration forms is highly essential. Special attention must be given to the full description, numbers, marks, packing and weight of the packages, the unit value and the total value, and the tariff classification of the goods.

Section 79 of the Customs Act 1967 requires the declaring of dutiable goods imported to give a full and true account of the number and description of packages, of the description, weight, measure or quantity, and value of all such dutiable goods and the country of origin of such goods.


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Particulars to be declared. Malaysian Customs generally require the following particulars in the customs declaration forms.

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Documents Required in Support of the Malaysian Customs declaration form.

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Offences and Penalties in making incorrect declaration and falsifying documents.

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SST Malaysian goods Sales and services tax and Import Excise duty leviable on the goods imported into Malaysia. The rate of import duty varies according to the type of goods imported.

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Malaysian Custom Examination of goods. It is carried out after the declaration of goods are accepted by the proper officer of customs.




The exporter of dutiable goods, on the other hand, is also required to declare the full and true account of the number and description of packages and of the description, weight, measure or quantity and the country of destination of such goods as stated in Section 80 of the Customs Act 1967.

The declaring of non-dutiable goods imported or to be exported is required to give a full or true
account of the particulars for which are required in the respective prescribed forms.

Section 90 of the Customs Act 1967 allows customs declaration forms to be made by the owner of the goods...
or by a forwarding agent licensed by the customs department for that purpose and to be duly authorized by the owner of the goods.

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Temporary Import and Export. Goods imported on a temporary basis with a view to subsequent re-export are allowed to be delivered on importation without payment of duty.









Trade Consignment - As a method of promoting the sale of its goods, an exporter may be willing to offer consignment terms.

This means that the foreign importer agrees to receive and stock the goods but only pay for them, if and when sold.

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