How to Get an Import License in Malaysia

by Jean Coley; Updated September 26, 2017

In order to import products or merchandise into Malaysia, you need a license. You must obtain a license and/or permit directly from the licensing or permit authority governing the product or merchandise you intend on importing.

General Goods and Vehicle Import License

A general or vehicle license to import is granted from the Ministry of International Trade. For application and fees, contact them at:

Ministry of International Trade and Industry Block 10, Government Offices Complex Jalan Duta 50622 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Telephone (+603) 651-0033 Email for importing general goods: perolehan@miti.gov.my Email for vehicles: bpp@miti.gov.my

Commodity Import License

To import commodities, you must have a license from the Department of Agriculture. For an application, contact them at:

Department of Agriculture Jalan Gallagher 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Telephone: (+603) 298-3077 Email: pro@doa.gov.my

To apply online, use the Department of Agriculture link provided in the Resource section. The application fee is RM400.00 as of 2010.

Import Permits

In addition to an import license, specific products and/or merchandise require you to have an import permit. If you import medicine, you need a license and permit from the Ministry of Health's Pharmaceutical Division. To apply directly to a specific license and/or permit issuer, go to the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia website via the Resource link.

About the Author

Jean Coley’s professional writing career started 2002. She has composed business, training and technical documentation for large corporations. Coley holds a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems from Tarleton State University.

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