ANNOUNCEMENT 24 Dec 2018

On 24 December 2018, Malaysia government announced a change in import duties.

The amendments come into effect on 1 January 2019.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

3

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 2 liberalising

SOURCE

Federal Government Gazette, P.U. (A) 325 Customs Duties (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2018. Available at: http://www.federalgazette.agc.gov.my/outputp/pua_20181224_PUA325_2018.pdf

Federal Government Gazette, P.U. (A) 5/2017 Customs Duties Order 2017. Available at: http://www.federalgazette.agc.gov.my/outputp/pua_20170103_P.U.(A)52017.pdf

Inception date: 01 Jan 2019 | Removal date: open ended

Export tax

On 24 December 2018, the Malaysian government reduced the export duty on the following goods:

  • Other prepared glues or adhesives (HS 350699) (from 22% to 18%),
  • Other video game consoles operated through payment (HS 950430) (from 22% to 15%)
  • Other air or vacuum pumps (HS 841459) (from 20% to 18%)
  • Parts and accessories of gas, liquid or other meters (HS 902890) (from 18% to 15%)
  • Other apparatus and equipment for photographic  (HS 901050) (from 15% to 12%)
  • Other printed matter (HS 491199) (from 15% to 7%)
  • Monitors and projectors, not designed to incorporate a video display or screen (HS 852871) (from 15% to 7%)
  • Other chemical preparations for photographic goods (HS 370990) (from 13% to 10%),
  • Various audio and sound equipment (HS 851821, HS 851822, HS 851830, HS 851840, HS 851850) (from 12% to 6%)
  • Other Monitors and projectors (HS 852849) (from 12% to 6%)
  • Other switches and electrical apparatus for protecting electrical circuits (HS 853630, HS 853650) (from 11% to 9%)
  • Other electric filament or discharge lamps (HS 853939) (from 10% to 7%)
  • Various radio broadcasting equipment (HS 852713, HS 852719, HS 852721, HS 852729, HS 852792, HS 852799) (from 10% to 5%)
  • Radio broadcasting equipment, combined with sound recording or reproducing apparatus (HS 852791) (from 7% to 5%)
  • Other sound recording apparatus, using magnetic, optical or semiconductor media (HS 851981, HS 851989) (from 5% to 0%), and
  • Surveying equipment (HS 901510, HS 901520, HS 901540, HS 901580) (from 5% to 0%)

The amendments come into effect on 1 January 2019.

Inception date: 01 Jan 2019 | Removal date: open ended

Import tariff

On 24 December 2018, the Malaysian government partially reduced the import duty for boxes, cases, crates for packing of goods (HS 392310).

Duties for those boxes which are specially shaped or fitted for the conveyance or packing of semiconductor wafers, masks, or reticles (HS 392310.9010), have been reduced from 20% to 15%. Other types of boxes (HS 392310.9090) still incur the initial import duty of 20%.

The amendments come into effect on 1 January 2019.

Inception date: 01 Jan 2019 | Removal date: open ended

Import tariff

On 24 December 2018, the Malaysian government increased the import duty for other filtering or purifying machinery for gases (HS 842139.90) from 5% per unit to 5% per kg.

The amendments come into effect on 1 January 2019.