Malaysia - Country Commercial Guide
Import Tariffs

Includes information on average tariff rates and types that U.S. firms should be aware of when exporting to the market.

Last published date: 2021-11-06

Malaysia’s tariffs are typically imposed on a value-add basis, with a simple average applied tariff of 6.1 percent for industrial goods. For certain goods, such as alcohol, wine, poultry and pork, Malaysia charges specific duties that represent considerably higher effective tariff rates. Duties for tariff lines where there is significant local production are often higher. The MOF announced on July 16, 2018, that the Sales and Services Taxation (SST) is chargeable on the manufacture of taxable goods in Malaysia. The SST is also applied to the importation of taxable goods into Malaysia at the rate of 5 or 10 percent, or a specific rate depending on the category of products. See: Malaysian Customs (http://www.customs.gov.my/en/pages/main.aspx ) for more import declaration procedures and import restrictions information