Malaysia - Country Commercial Guide
Prohibited & Restricted Imports

Includes a list of goods that are prohibited from being exported to the country or are otherwise restricted.

Last published date: 2021-11-06

Quantitative import restrictions are seldom imposed except on a limited range of products for the protection of local industries or reasons of security. Seventeen percent of Malaysia’s tariff lines, principally in the construction equipment, agricultural, mineral and motor vehicle sectors, are also subject to non-automatic import licensing designed to protect import-sensitive or strategic industries. See the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (http://www.customs.gov.my/en/pages/main.aspx)that provides a list of prohibited and restricted items.