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 an ad valorem 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 extremely high effective tariff rates. 
Duties for tariff lines where there is significant local production are often higher.   The Goods and  Service Tax (GST) has been repealed and the old Sales and Service Taxation (SST) with possible modification will commence in 2018.   The Ministry of Finance announced on July 16, 2018, the SST is chargeable on the manufacture of taxable goods in Malaysia and 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 goods.

More information on import declaration procedures and import restrictions can be found at the Malaysian Customs website:


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