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Export Requirements / Compliance

The global food and beverage market was said to amount into an estimated  $7 trillion revenue of market size, citing Research And Markets. Speak with our consultants today, to find how exporting requirements of a specific countries are met – in order to tap into the revenue for a piece of the pie – where market-entry is only achieved whenever regulatory compliance are satisfied.

First Step Towards Exporting Compliance

The first step is a foundation mandated for every Malaysian business owners before any exports can be achieved. That is:

The trader, or merchant, must first officially register with the Companies Commission of Malaysia, in order to validate that the enterprise set-up is a legitimate corporate.

This coincides in identifying if you would like to opt for a Product Registration, which is to legalise your manufactured goods for an industrial-scale, or mass production exporting.

Application Of License To Export Goods

All traders will have to declare the form of goods being made, before any exports can be done. This is under the application of the Trader's License named "Customs No. 8 Form For Export, Applying For Licensed Manufacturing Warehouse and Free Trade Zone which follows the authoritative Customs Act 1967. The document mentioned can be bought online and is Percetakan Nasional Malaysia Berhad (PNMB), where the merchant trader will have to make a purchase in order to obtain it. Please do keep this in mind, that the personnel or business owner will not be able to get this form from any other place before the exporting compliance can be conducted.

Types Of Exporting Goods Needing A License

This list is the available types of exporting items requiring a mandated license from MITI. It is filtered and comprised from from Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) themselves:

  1. Foodstuffs and/or ingredients
  2. Construction materials
  3. Metal rods and alloy wastes
  4. Flammable materials
  5. Toxic wastes

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are we exporters allowed to ship any items to overseas?

Before exporting, exporters need to be aware of custom regulations at the importing country to avoid any clearance delay that can result to violation of the destination country's law.

What are the stages of process to export?

Generally, in any countries, there are three stages included in the process of exporting. This include a one-time registration procedure to obtain export license, documentation needed for exportation and export custom clearance formalities. To understand more on these procedures, you may contact us directly. 

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