ANNOUNCEMENT 23 Feb 2018

In February 2018, Malaysia Malaysia introduced a number of amendments to the Customs (Prohibition of Exports) Order 2017, specifically the introduction of licensing requirements for the export of various products from Malaysia.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Federal Government Gazette, P.U. (A) 56/2018 Customs (Prohibition of Exports) (Amendment) Order 2018- Customs Act 1967. Available at: http://www.federalgazette.agc.gov.my/outputp/pua_20180223_P.U.%20(A)%2056.pdf

Federal Government Gazette, P.U. (A) 102/2017 Customs (Prohibition of Exports) Order 2017. Available at: http://www.federalgazette.agc.gov.my/outputp/pua_20170331_P.U.(A)102EKSPORT.pdf

Inception date: 01 Mar 2018 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export licensing requirement

In February 2018, Malaysia announced the following amendments to the licensing requirements for the list of prohibited exports:

The introduction of the export licencing requirement, issued by the Lembaga Kemajuan Ikan Malaysia to the following product lines:

  1. Live fish, aquatic animals, aquatic plants, seaweed, algae, crustaceans and molluscs, soft corals and fish eggs (roes);
  2. Marine live fish, including all species of finfish, crustaceans and molluscs, including their eggs, spawn, fry, fingerling, spat or young;
  3. Live freshwater fish and cultured marine fish, including all species of finfish, crustaceans and molluscs, aquatic mammals including their eggs, spawn, fry, fingerling, spat or young; 
  4. Hard and soft corals; and
  5. Other fishery products unfit for human consumption.

The introduction of the export licencing requirement, issued by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry for the Kimberley Process Certificate, for the following product:

  1. Rough diamond.

The introduction of the export licencing requirement, issued by the Pesticides Board, Department of Agriculture, for the following product:

  1. Paraquat Dichloride and its salts (HS 2933.39).