IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Mar 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import licensing requirement

On 1 March 2013, the Customs (Prohibition of Imports) Order 2012 came into effect. The Order consists of four schedules of which schedule two is applicable under the GTA excise. Notably, a number of products under schedule two may not be included, as they do not fall within the scope the GTA excise.The order was published on the on the 31 December 2012 under legislation number P.U. (A) 490.

The second schedule, part 1 covers various prohibited goods subject to import licensing. Import licenses are issued by the Director General of Customs or by a customs official at the specified government body. The second schedule, part one covers the following products (HS 6-digit level):

Motor vehicles for persons (8703.10, 8703.21, 8703.22, 8703.23, 8703.24, 8703.31, 8703.32, 8703.33, 8703.90); Motor vehicles for goods (8704); Various derricks, cranes, straddle carriers, and crane trucks (8426.11, 8426.12, 8426.19, 8426.20, 8426.30, 8426.41, 8426.49, 8426.91, 8426.99); Arsenic trichloride (2812.10, 2811.22); Various organic chemicals (2914.31, 2915.24, 2915.90, 2916.34, 2924.29, 2932.91, 2932.92, 2932.93, 2932.94, 2939.30, 2939.41, 2939.42, 2939.44, 2939.61, 2939.62, 2939.63, 2941.61); Various medicaments containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine (3003.90, 3004.40, 3004.90); Medicine making machines (8479.89).

Second schedule, part 2 covers various prohibited goods subject to import licensing. Import licenses are issued by the Director General of Customs or by a customs official at the specified government body. Free zones specified under the order's paragraph 4, subparagraph 2 are however exempt from import licensing requirements. The second schedule, part two covers the following products (HS 6-digit level):

Sugar (1701, 1702.30, 1702.40, 1702.60, 1702.90); Rice machinery (8437.10, 8437.80, 8437.90); Radar- and radio navigational aid apparatus (8526.10, 8526.91); Parabolic antenna (8529.10); Motorcyclists' safety helmets (6506.10); Chassis fitted with engines for various vehicles (8706); Chassis not fitted with engines for various vehicles (8708); Bodies, including cabs, for various motor vehicles (8707); Various motorcycles, including mopeds, and specific motorized bicycles (8711.10, 8711.20, 8711.30, 8711.40, 8711.50, 8711.90); Road tractors for semi-trailers (8701.20); Various special purpose motor vehicles not utilized for the transport of persons or goods (8705 excluding 8705.30); Used brakes for various motor vehicles (8507.10, 8507.20, 8507.30, 8507.40, 8507.50, 8507.60, 8507.80); Used tyres for various vehicles (4012.20); Unmanufactured tobacco or tobacco refuse (2401); Methyl chloroform (2903.19); Optical disc mastering and replicating machines and parts thereof (8479.89, 8479.90); Various substances derived from Phenethylamine and their salts (2922.19, 292250, 2924.29); Waste, paring and scraps of plastic (3915).

Second schedule, part 3 covers various prohibited goods subject to import licensing. Import licenses are issued by the Director General of Customs or by a customs official at the specified government body. Free zones specified under the order's paragraph 5, subparagraph 2 as well as the geographical areas Labuan, Langkawi and Tioman are however exempt from import licensing requirements. The second schedule, part three covers the following products (HS 6-digit level):

Wheat or meslin flour (1101.00); Kain sarong batik, a specific women's and/or girl's garments (6211.42, 6211.43, 6211.49); Semi-finished products of iron and steel (7207, 7218.91, 7218.99, 7224.90); Various hot-rolled bars and rods (7221.00, 7222.11); Stranded wire, cables, cordage, ropes, plaited, bands and the like of aluminium (7614.10, 7614.90); Flat-rolled products of iron and non-alloy steel with various widths (7208, 7209, 7210, 7211, 7212); Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (7203, 7204, 7205, 7206).

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

019 Forage; natural rubber; living plants; raw vegetable materials
2401 Unmanufactured tobacco; tobacco refuse.
240110 Tobacco, not stemmed/stripped
231 Grain mill products
1101 Wheat or meslin flour.
110100 Wheat or meslin flour.
232 Starches & starch products; sugars & sugar syrups n.e.c.
1702 Other sugars, including chemically pure lactose, maltose, glucose and fructose, in solid form; sugar syrups not containing added flavouring or colouring matter; artificial honey, whether or not mixed with natural honey; caramel.
170230 Glucose and glucose syrup, not containing fructose or containing in the dry state less than 20 % by weight of fructose
170290 Other, including invert sugar and other sugar and sugar syrup blends containing in the dry state 50 % by weight of fructose
235 Sugar & molasses
1701 Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.
170113 Cane sugar specified in Subheading Note 2 to this Chapter
170114 Other cane sugar
170199 Other
250 Tobacco products
2401 Unmanufactured tobacco; tobacco refuse.
240120 Tobacco, partly or wholly stemmed/stripped
282 Wearing apparel, except fur apparel
6211 Track suits, ski suits and swimwear; other garments.
621142 Of cotton
621143 Of manmade fibres
621149 Of other textile materials
341 Basic organic chemicals
2915 Saturated acyclic monocarboxylic acids and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
291590 Other
2922 Oxygenfunction aminocompounds.
292219 Other
292250 Aminoalcoholphenols, aminoacidphenols and other amino compounds with oxygen function
342 Basic inorganic chemicals n.e.c.
2811 Other inorganic acids and other inorganic oxygen compounds of nonmetals.
281122 Silicon dioxide
352 Pharmaceutical products
2924 Carboxyamidefunction compounds; amidefunction compounds of carbonic acid.
292429 Other
391 Wastes from food & tobacco industry
2401 Unmanufactured tobacco; tobacco refuse.
240130 Tobacco refuse
392 Non-metal wastes or scraps
3915 Waste, parings and scrap, of plastics.
391510 Of polymers of ethylene
391590 Of other plastics
4012 Retreaded or used pneumatic tyres of rubber; solid or cushion tyres, tyre treads and tyre flaps, of rubber.
401220 Used pneumatic tyres
393 Metal wastes or scraps
7204 Ferrous waste and scrap; remelting scrap ingots of iron or steel.
720410 Waste and scrap of cast iron
720421 Of stainless steel
720429 Other
720430 Waste and scrap of tinned iron or steel
720441 Turnings, shavings, chips, milling waste, sawdust, filings, trimmings and stampings, whether or not in bundles
720449 Other
411 Basic iron & steel
7203 Ferrous products obtained by direct reduction of iron ore and other spongy ferrous products, in lumps, pellets or similar forms; iron having a minimum purity by weight of 99.94 %, in lumps, pellets or similar forms.
720310 Ferrous products obtained by direct reduction of iron ore
720390 Other
7205 Granules and powders, of pig iron, spiegeleisen, iron or steel.
720510 Granules
720529 Other
7207 Semifinished products of iron or nonalloy steel.
720712 Other, of rectangular (other than square) crosssection
7218 Stainless steel in ingots or other primary forms; semifinished products of stainless steel.
721899 Other
412 Products of iron or steel
7208 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, hotrolled, not clad, plated or coated.
720825 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more
720826 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
720827 Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
720836 Of a thickness exceeding 10 mm
720837 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm
720838 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
720839 Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
720840 Not in coils, not further worked than hotrolled, with patterns in relief
720851 Of a thickness exceeding 10 mm
720852 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm
720853 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
720854 Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
720890 Other
7209 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, coldrolled (coldreduced), not clad, plated or coated.
720915 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more
720916 Of a thickness exceeding 1 mm but less than 3 mm
720917 Of a thickness of 0.5 mm or more but not exceeding 1 mm
720918 Of a thickness of less than 0.5 mm
720927 Of a thickness of 0.5 mm or more but not exceeding 1 mm
7210 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, clad, plated or coated.
721012 Of a thickness of less than 0.5 mm
721020 Plated or coated with lead, including terneplate
721030 Electrolytically plated or coated with zinc
721041 Corrugated
721049 Other
721050 Plated or coated with chromium oxides or with chromium and chromium oxides
721061 Plated or coated with aluminiumzinc alloys
721069 Other
721070 Painted, varnished or coated with plastics
721090 Other
7211 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of less than 600 mm, not clad, plated or coated.
721114 Other, of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more
721119 Other
721123 Containing by weight less than 0.25 % of carbon
721190 Other
7212 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of less than 600 mm, clad, plated or coated.
721230 Otherwise plated or coated with zinc
721240 Painted, varnished or coated with plastics
7221 Bars and rods, hotrolled, in irregularly wound coils, of stainless steel.
722100 Bars and rods, hotrolled, in irregularly wound coils, of stainless steel.
7222 Other bars and rods of stainless steel; angles, shapes and sections of stainless steel.
722211 Of circular crosssection
429 Other fabricated metal products
7614 Stranded wire, cables, plaited bands and the like, of aluminium, not electrically insulated.
761410 With steel core
435 Lifting & handling equipment & parts
8426 Ships' derricks; cranes, including cable cranes; mobile lifting frames, straddle carriers and works trucks fitted with a crane.
842611 Overhead travelling cranes on fixed support
842612 Mobile lifting frames on tyres and straddle carriers
842619 Other
842620 Tower cranes
842630 Portal or pedestal jib cranes
842641 On tyres
842649 Other
842691 Designed for mounting on road vehicles
842699 Other
441 Agricultural or forestry machinery & parts
8437 Machines for cleaning, sorting or grading seed, grain or dried leguminous vegetables; machinery used in the milling industry or for the working of cereals or dried leguminous vegetables, other than farmtype machinery.
843710 Machines for cleaning, sorting or grading seed, grain or dried leguminous vegetables
445 Machinery for food, beverage & tobacco processing; parts
8437 Machines for cleaning, sorting or grading seed, grain or dried leguminous vegetables; machinery used in the milling industry or for the working of cereals or dried leguminous vegetables, other than farmtype machinery.
843780 Other machinery
843790 Parts
449 Other special-purpose machinery & parts
8479 Machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
847989 Other
847990 Parts
464 Accumulators, primary cells & primary batteries; parts
8507 Electric accumulators, including separators therefor, whether or not rectangular (including square).
850710 Leadacid, of a kind used for starting piston engines
850720 Other leadacid accumulators
850730 Nickelcadmium
850750 Nickelmetal hydride
850760 Lithiumion
850780 Other accumulators
474 Parts for the goods of classes 4721 to 4733 & 4822
8529 Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the apparatus of headings 85.25 to 85.28.
852910 Aerials and aerial reflectors of all kinds; parts suitable for use therewith
482 Instruments & control equipment, except optical instruments
8526 Radar apparatus, radio navigational aid apparatus and radio remote control apparatus.
852610 Radar apparatus
852691 Radio navigational aid apparatus
491 Motor vehicles, trailers & semi-trailers; parts
8701 Tractors (other than tractors of heading 87.09).
870120 Road tractors for semitrailers
8703 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
870310 Vehicles specially designed for travelling on snow; golf cars and similar vehicles
870321 Of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 1,000 cc
870322 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,000 cc but not exceeding 1,500 cc
870323 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 3,000 cc
870324 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 3,000 cc
870332 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 2,500 cc
870333 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 2,500 cc
8708 Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
870810 Bumpers and parts thereof
870830 Brakes and servobrakes; parts thereof
870840 Gear boxes and parts thereof
870850 Driveaxles with differential, whether or not provided with other transmission components, and nondriving axles; parts thereof
870870 Road wheels and parts and accessories thereof
870880 Suspension systems and parts thereof (including shock absorbers)
870891 Radiators and parts thereof
870892 Silencers (mufflers) and exhaust pipes; parts thereof
870893 Clutches and parts thereof
870894 Steering wheels, steering columns and steering boxes; parts thereof
870895 Safety airbags with inflater system; parts thereof
870899 Other
492 Motor vehicle bodies; trailers & parts thereof
8708 Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
870821 Safety seat belts
870829 Other
499 Other transport equipment & parts
8711 Motorcycles (including mopeds) and cycles fitted with an auxiliary motor, with or without sidecars; sidecars.
871120 With reciprocating internal combustion piston engine of a cylinder capacity exceeding 50 cc but not exceeding 250 cc
871140 With reciprocating internal combustion piston engine of a cylinder capacity exceeding 500 cc but not exceeding 800 cc
871150 With reciprocating internal combustion piston engine of a cylinder capacity exceeding 800 cc
871190 Other

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