Includes information on average tariff rates and types that U.S. firms should be aware of when exporting to the market.
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 incredibly high effective tariff rates. Duties for tariff lines where there is significant local production are often higher. The Ministry of Finance announced on July 16, 2018, that the 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 percent or 10 percent, or a specific rate depending on the category of products.
More information on import declaration procedures and import restrictions is available at the Malaysian Customs website: http://www.customs.gov.my/en.