IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
← back to the state act
Inception date: 14 Nov 2008 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 18 November 2008 the Malaysian government adopted the document 'Measures To Address Impact Of Global Economic Slowdown On Malaysia's Trade And Industry', which provides for the full import duty exemption on raw materials and intermediate goods. The Ministry of International Trade and Industry considered these items 'productive imports' and the objective of duty exemptions is to reduce the cost of doing business for the manufacturing and construction sectors. 
 
Duties ranging from 5-30 percent on over 400 products were also eliminated. The products include iron and steel products such as steel bar and wire rods; petrochemicals and chemicals such as PVC, plastics, films and sheets, polyethylene and high impact polystyrene; textile and apparels such as man-made textile materials and textile fabrics covered with polyvinyl chloride; machinery and equipment such as moulding patterns made of plastic, wood or aluminium.
 
International Trade Minister Muhyiddin Yassin stated the reason for introducing these measures is to help exporters avoid a slowdown and to boost construction industry.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

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.
170211 Containing by weight 99 % or more lactose, expressed as anhydrous lactose, calculated on the dry matter
170230 Glucose and glucose syrup, not containing fructose or containing in the dry state less than 20 % by weight of fructose
170250 Chemically pure fructose
170290 Other, including invert sugar and other sugar and sugar syrup blends containing in the dry state 50 % by weight of fructose
271 Made-up textile articles
6305 Sacks and bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods.
630532 Flexible intermediate bulk containers
630533 Other, of polyethylene or polypropylene strip or the like
272 Carpets & other textile floor coverings
5702 Carpets and other textile floor coverings, woven, not tufted or flocked, whether or not made up, including “Kelem”, “Schumacks”, “Karamanie” and similar handwoven rugs.
570241 Of wool or fine animal hair
570242 Of manmade textile materials
570299 Of other textile materials
5703 Carpets and other textile floor coverings, tufted, whether or not made up.
570320 Of nylon or other polyamides
570330 Of other manmade textile materials
570390 Of other textile materials
273 Twine, cordage, ropes & cables; articles thereof
5608 Knotted netting of twine, cordage or rope; made up fishing nets and other made up nets, of textile materials.
560811 Made up fishing nets
560819 Other
560890 Other
347 Plastics in primary forms
3901 Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms.
390110 Polyethylene having a specific gravity of less than 0.94
390120 Polyethylene having a specific gravity of 0.94 or more
390130 Ethylenevinyl acetate copolymers
390190 Other
3902 Polymers of propylene or of other olefins, in primary forms.
390210 Polypropylene
390220 Polyisobutylene
390230 Propylene copolymers
390290 Other
3903 Polymers of styrene, in primary forms.
390311 Expansible
390319 Other
390320 Styreneacrylonitrile (SAN) copolymers
390330 Acrylonitrilebutadienestyrene (ABS) copolymers
390390 Other
3904 Polymers of vinyl chloride or of other halogenated olefins, in primary forms.
390410 Poly(vinyl chloride), not mixed with any other substances
390421 Nonplasticised
390422 Plasticised
390430 Vinyl chloridevinyl acetate copolymers
390461 Polytetrafluoroethylene
390469 Other
390490 Other
3905 Polymers of vinyl acetate or of other vinyl esters, in primary forms; other vinyl polymers in primary forms.
390512 In aqueous dispersion
390529 Other
390530 Poly(vinyl alcohol), whether or not containing unhydrolysed acetate groups
390599 Other
3906 Acrylic polymers in primary forms.
390610 Poly(methyl methacrylate)
390690 Other
3907 Polyacetals, other polyethers and epoxide resins, in primary forms; polycarbonates, alkyd resins, polyallyl esters and other polyesters, in primary forms.
390710 Polyacetals
390720 Other polyethers
390730 Epoxide resins
390740 Polycarbonates
390750 Alkyd resins
390760 Poly(ethylene terephthalate)
390791 Unsaturated
390799 Other
3908 Polyamides in primary forms.
390810 Polyamide6, 11, 12, 6,6, 6,9, 6,10 or 6,12
390890 Other
3909 Aminoresins, phenolic resins and polyurethanes, in primary forms.
390910 Urea resins; thiourea resins
390920 Melamine resins
390940 Phenolic resins
390950 Polyurethanes
3910 Silicones in primary forms.
391000 Silicones in primary forms.
3911 Petroleum resins, coumaroneindene resins, polyterpenes, polysulphides, polysulphones and other products specified in Note 3 to this Chapter, not elsewhere specified or included, in primary forms.
391110 Petroleum resins, coumarone, indene or coumaroneindene resins and polyterpenes
391190 Other
3912 Cellulose and its chemical derivatives, not elsewhere specified or included, in primary forms.
391220 Cellulose nitrates (including collodions)
391239 Other
391290 Other
3913 Natural polymers (for example, alginic acid) and modified natural polymers (for example, hardened proteins, chemical derivatives of natural rubber), not elsewhere specified or included, in primary forms.
391390 Other
389 Other manufactured articles n.e.c.
3704 Photographic plates, film, paper, paperboard and textiles, exposed but not developed.
370400 Photographic plates, film, paper, paperboard and textiles, exposed but not developed.
3705 Photographic plates and film, exposed and developed, other than cinematographic film.
370590 Other
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
720449 Other
411 Basic iron & steel
7201 Pig iron and spiegeleisen in pigs, blocks or other primary forms.
720110 Nonalloy pig iron containing by weight 0.5 % or less of phosphorus
720120 Nonalloy pig iron containing by weight more than 0.5 % of phosphorus
7202 Ferroalloys.
720211 Containing by weight more than 2 % of carbon
720219 Other
720221 Containing by weight more than 55 % of silicon
720229 Other
720230 Ferrosilicomanganese
720270 Ferromolybdenum
720292 Ferrovanadium
720293 Ferroniobium
720299 Other
7205 Granules and powders, of pig iron, spiegeleisen, iron or steel.
720510 Granules
720529 Other
7207 Semifinished products of iron or nonalloy steel.
720711 Of rectangular (including square) crosssection, the width measuring less than twice the thickness
720712 Other, of rectangular (other than square) crosssection
720720 Containing by weight 0.25 % or more of carbon
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.
720810 In coils, not further worked than hotrolled, with patterns in relief
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
720838 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
720839 Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
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
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
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.
721113 Rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm and a thickness of not less than 4 mm, not in coils and without patterns in relief
721119 Other
721123 Containing by weight less than 0.25 % of carbon
721129 Other
721190 Other
7212 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of less than 600 mm, clad, plated or coated.
721210 Plated or coated with tin
721220 Electrolytically plated or coated with zinc
721230 Otherwise plated or coated with zinc
721240 Painted, varnished or coated with plastics
7213 Bars and rods, hotrolled, in irregularly wound coils, of iron or nonalloy steel.
721320 Other, of freecutting steel
721391 Of circular crosssection measuring less than 14 mm in diameter
721399 Other
7214 Other bars and rods of iron or nonalloy steel, not further worked than forged, hotrolled, hotdrawn or hotextruded, but including those twisted after rolling.
721410 Forged
721420 Containing indentations, ribs, grooves or other deformations produced during the rolling process or twisted after rolling
721499 Other
7215 Other bars and rods of iron or nonalloy steel.
721510 Of freecutting steel, not further worked than coldformed or cold finished
721550 Other, not further worked than coldformed or coldfinished
721590 Other
7216 Angles, shapes and sections of iron or nonalloy steel.
721610 U, I or H sections, not further worked than hotrolled, hotdrawn or extruded, of a height of less than 80 mm
721622 T sections
721631 U sections
721632 I sections
721633 H sections
721640 L or T sections, not further worked than hotrolled, hotdrawn or extruded, of a height of 80 mm or more
721650 Other angles, shapes and sections, not further worked than hot rolled, hotdrawn or extruded
721669 Other
721699 Other
7217 Wire of iron or nonalloy steel.
721710 Not plated or coated, whether or not polished
721720 Plated or coated with zinc
721730 Plated or coated with other base metals
721790 Other
7219 Flatrolled products of stainless steel, of a width of 600 mm or more.
721911 Of a thickness exceeding 10 mm
721912 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm
721913 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
721914 Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
721921 Of a thickness exceeding 10 mm
721922 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm
721923 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
721924 Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
721931 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more
721932 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
721933 Of a thickness exceeding 1 mm but less than 3 mm
721934 Of a thickness of 0.5 mm or more but not exceeding 1 mm
721935 Of a thickness of less than 0.5 mm
721990 Other
7220 Flatrolled products of stainless steel, of a width of less than 600 mm.
722012 Of a thickness of less than 4.75 mm
722020 Not further worked than coldrolled (coldreduced)
722090 Other
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.
722219 Other
722220 Bars and rods, not further worked than coldformed or coldfinished
722230 Other bars and rods
722240 Angles, shapes and sections
7223 Wire of stainless steel.
722300 Wire of stainless steel.
7225 Flatrolled products of other alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more.
722511 Grainoriented
722519 Other
722540 Other, not further worked than hotrolled, not in coils
722591 Electrolytically plated or coated with zinc
722599 Other
7226 Flatrolled products of other alloy steel, of a width of less than 600 mm.
722611 Grainoriented
722620 Of high speed steel
722692 Not further worked than coldrolled (coldreduced)
722699 Other
7227 Bars and rods, hotrolled, in irregularly wound coils, of other alloy steel.
722710 Of high speed steel
722790 Other
7228 Other bars and rods of other alloy steel; angles, shapes and sections, of other alloy steel; hollow drill bars and rods, of alloy or nonalloy steel.
722810 Bars and rods, of high speed steel
722820 Bars and rods, of silicomanganese steel
722830 Other bars and rods, not further worked than hotrolled, hotdrawn or extruded
722840 Other bars and rods, not further worked than forged
722850 Other bars and rods, not further worked than coldformed or cold finished
722860 Other bars and rods
722870 Angles, shapes and sections
7229 Wire of other alloy steel.
722990 Other
449 Other special-purpose machinery & parts
8480 Moulding boxes for metal foundry; mould bases; moulding patterns; moulds for metal (other than ingot moulds), metal carbides, glass, mineral materials, rubber or plastics.
848010 Moulding boxes for metal foundry
848020 Mould bases
848030 Moulding patterns
848041 Injection or compression types
848049 Other
848050 Moulds for glass
848060 Moulds for mineral materials
848071 Injection or compression types
848079 Other
483 Optical instruments & photographic equipment; parts thereof
3701 Photographic plates and film in the flat, sensitised, unexposed, of any material other than paper, paperboard or textiles; instant print film in the flat, sensitised, unexposed, whether or not in packs.
370110 For Xray
370130 Other plates and film, with any side exceeding 255 mm
370191 For colour photography (polychrome)
3702 Photographic film in rolls, sensitised, unexposed, of any material other than paper, paperboard or textiles; instant print film in rolls, sensitised, unexposed.
370242 Of a width exceeding 610 mm and of a length exceeding 200 m, other than for colour photography
370244 Of a width exceeding 105 mm but not exceeding 610 mm
370254 Of a width exceeding 16 mm but not exceeding 35 mm and of a length not exceeding 30 m, other than for slides
370298 Of a width exceeding 35 mm
3703 Photographic paper, paperboard and textiles, sensitised, unexposed.
370320 Other, for colour photography (polychrome)
370390 Other

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