Operations Regulatory Requirements

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Authorities

Regulations

Forms/Links

1.

Business Premise licence and Premise signage licence

Local Government

  • Local Government Act 1976 [Act 171]
    • Trade, Business and Industrial By-Laws
    • Advertisement By-Laws

 

2.

Machinery registration and certification

Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH)

  • Factories and Machinery Act 1967 [Act 139] Section 19
    • Electric Passenger and Goods Lift Regulations 1970
    • Fencing of Machinery and Safety Regulations 1970
    • Notification, Certificate of Fitness and Inspection Regulations 1970
    • Persons-In-Charge Regulations 1970
    • Safety, Health and Welfare Regulations 1970
    • Steam Boilers and Unfired Pressure Vessel Regulations 1970
    • Administration Regulations 1970
    • Lead Regulations 1984
    • Asbestos Regulations 1986
    • Mineral Dust Regulations 1989
    • Noise Exposure Regulations 1989
DOSH Approval and Authorization

3.

Approved Permits (Import and Export Permits)

  • Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
  • Customs Act 1967 [Act 235]
    • Customs (Prohibition of Imports) Order 2017

    • Customs (Prohibition of Exports) Order 2017

  • Strategic Trade Act 2010 [Act 708]

  • Chemical Weapons Convention Act 2005 [Act 641]
    • Chemical Weapons Conventions Regulations 2007
ePermit

4.

Import Permits

  • Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)

  • Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB)
  • Customs Act 1967 [Act 235]
    • Customs (Prohibition of Imports) Order 2017

  • Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 [Act 588]
    • Communications and Multimedia (Licencing) Regulations 2000

  • Atomic Energy Licensing Act 1984 [Act 304]
    • Radiation Protection (Licensing) Regulations 1988

 

5.

Scheduled waste management

Department of Environment (DOE)

  • Environmental Quality Act 1974 [Act 127] Section 34B
    • Environmental Quality (Scheduled Wastes) Regulations 2005
    • Environmental Quality (Prescribed Conveyance) (Scheduled Wastes) Order 2005
    • Environmental Quality (Prescribed Premises) (Scheduled Wastes Treatment and Disposal Facilities) Order 1989
    • Environmental Quality (Prescribed Premises) (Scheduled Waste Treatment and Disposal Facilities) Regulations 1989
eSWIS (Electronic Scheduled Waste Information System)

6.

Export of scheduled wastes

  • Department of Environment (DOE)

  • Royal Malaysian Customs Department
  • Environmental Quality Act, 1974 [Act 127]
    • Environmental Quality (Scheduled Wastes) Regulations (Amendment 2007)

  • Customs Act 1967 [Act 235]
    • Custom (Prohibition of Exports) Order 2017

  • Basel Convention on the Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes.

7.

Export permits

  • Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

  • Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)

  • Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB)
  • Strategic Trade Act 2010 [Act 708] Section 9
    • Strategic Trade (Amendment of Schedule) Order 2010
    • Strategic Trade Regulations (Amendment) 2011
    • Strategic Trade (Strategic Items) (Amendment) Order 2017
    • Strategic Trade (Restricted End-Users and Prohibited End-Users) (Amendment) Order 2016
    • Strategic Trade (United Nations Security Council Resolutions) Regulations 2010

8.

Electrical equipment manufacturer / importer registration

Energy Commission

  • Electricity Supply Act 1990 [Act 447]
    • Electricity Regulations 1994 Reg. 97 (C)
e‐DIK (Pendaftaran Pengimport Pengilang Kelengkapan Elektrik)

9.

Manufacturer/Importer Certificate of Conformity for regulated electrical equipment

Energy Commission

  • Electricity Supply Act 1990 [Act 447]
    • Electricity Regulations 1994 Reg. 97 (D), 97 (E)

10.

Certificate of Approval (COA) for the manufacturing / Importation of electrical equipment

Energy Commission

  • Electricity Supply Act 1990 [Act 447]
    • Electricity Regulations 1994 Reg. 97
ePermit

11.

Certificate of Approval (COA) for the display, selling or advertisement of electrical equipment

Energy Commission

  • Electricity Supply Act 1990 [Act 447]
    • Electricity Regulations 1994 Reg. 97

12.

Marking or labelling of approved equipment

Energy Commission

  • Electricity Supply Act 1990 [Act 447]
    • Electricity Regulations 1994 Reg. 98

 

13.

Registration of Trade Mark

Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (myIPO)

  • Trade Marks Act 1976 [Act 175] Section 17 (1)
IP Online

14.

Application Filing for Patent

Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO)

  • Patents Act 1983 [Act 291] Sections 23, 29 and 30

15.

Registration of Industrial Designs

Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO)

  • Industrial Designs Act 1996 [Act 552] Sections 10, 11, 14

16.

Protection of Integrated Circuit Layout-Designs

Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO)

  • Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits Act 2000 [Act 601] Section 5

 

Incentives by Legislations

17.

Free Zones

  • Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)

  • Royal Malaysian Customs Department
  • Free Zones Act 1990 [Act 438] Section 3(1)

  • Customs Act 1967 [Act 235] Section 2(1A)
    • Customs Duties (Exemption) Order 2013

  • Excise Act 1976 [Act 176] Section 2

  • Sales Tax Act 2018 [Act 806] Section 2
    • Sales Tax (Persons Exempted from Payment of Tax) Order 2018

  • Service Tax Act 1975 [Act 151] Section 2A

 

18.

Licensed warehouse / licensed manufacturer warehouse (LMW)
(Note: at least 80% of products stored should be for export)
  • Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)

  • Royal Malaysian Customs Department
  • Customs Act 1967 [Act 235] Section 2 (1), Section 65/65A

  • Sales Tax Act 2018 [Act 806]
    • Sales Tax (Persons Exempted from Payment of Tax) Order 2018

  • Excise Act 1976 [Act 176]
    • Excise Duties (Exemption) Order 2017

 

19.

Import duty exemption on raw materials / components / machinery / equipment

  • Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)

  • Royal Malaysian Customs Department
  • Customs Act 1967 [Act 235]
    • Customs Duties (Exemption) Order 2017

  • Excise Act 1976 [Act 176]
    • Excise Duties (Exemption) Order 2017
MIDA Online Application System

20.

Sales Tax exemption on raw materials / components / machinery / equipment

  • Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)

  • Royal Malaysian Customs Department
  • Sales Tax Act 2018 [Act 806] Section 35(3)
    • Sales Tax (Persons Exempted from Payment of Tax) Order 2018
MySST Website

21.

Reinvestment Allowance

  • Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)

  • Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia
  • Promotion of Investments Act 1986 [Act 327] Section 28A

  • Income Tax Act 1967 [Act 53] Schedule 7A

 

22.

Accelerated Capital Allowance

  • Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)

  • Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia
  • Promotion of Investments Act 1986 [Act 327]

  • Income Tax Act 1967 [Act 53]
Form ACA

23.

Accelerated Capital Allowance (ACA) and Automation Equipment (AE)

Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia

  • Income Tax Act 1967 [Act 53]
    • Income Tax (Accelerated Capital Allowance) (Automation Equipment) Rules 2017

 

Other Incentives

24.

Preferential Certificate of Origin (PCO)

Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

  • Free Trade Agreements
ePCO

25.

Authorized Economic Operator (AEO)

Royal Malaysian Customs Department

  • Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs)
AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) Website

26.

Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin

Chambers of Commerce and Trade Associations authorized by MITI

 

 

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