Royal Customs And Excise Department Malaysia
 
TECHNICAL SERVICES
 

CLASSIFICATION

ADVANCED CLASSIFICATION RULINGS

APPLICATIONS FOR CLASSIFICATION OF GOODS

VALUATION

ASSESSMENT OF DUTY

EXCHANGE RATE FOR CUSTOMS PURPOSE

  

The Technical Services Division is responsible for the classification of goods in the determination of tariff rates applicable. It is also responsible for the valuation of goods imported/exported and the determination of the weekly exchange rates for customs purposes. Apart from this, the review and drafting of legislations relating to customs matters are also handled by this division.

CLASSIFICATION

All goods imported/exported and locally manufactured/produced goods are classified under the Customs Duties Order 1996 in accordance with the World Customs Organisation (WCO) Harmonised System Nomenclature. The classification of goods is imperative in determining the correct rates of duty is levied and also to ensure the effective control of goods prohibited from importation or exportation.

To facilitate enquiries on classification of goods the Royal Customs and Excise Department, Malaysia has established a few offices specifically for this purpose:

Headquarters level

Royal Customs and Excise Department,

Technical Services Divison,

Classification Management Branch,

Floor 3A, Block 11, Government Offices Complex,

Jalan Duta,

50596 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel : (603) 6502248

Fax : (603) 651 2605

 
State level

State Director of Customs

Classification Branch,

Royal Customs & Excise Department,

Wisma Kastam,

Gat Leboh Cina,

10300 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Tel : (604) 262 2300

Fax : (604) 262 5178

 

State Director of Customs

Classification Branch,

Royal Customs & Excise Department,

No. 37 - 39, Jalan Tun Abd. Razak,

30100 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

Tel : (605) 527 1340

Fax : (605) 527 5884

 

State Director of Customs

Classification Branch,

Royal Customs & Excise Department,

Wisma Kastam Pelabuhan Kelang,

Lengkongan Sultan Hishamuddin,

Bandar Sultan Sulaiman,

P.O. Box 16,

42007 Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia.

Tel : (603) 376 1016

Fax : (603) 376 1034

 

State Director of Customs

Classification Branch,

Royal Customs & Excise Department,

Kompleks Kastam Tanjung Puteri,

P.O. Box 780,

80990 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

Tel : (607) 222 4666

Fax : (607) 223 3855

 

State Director of Customs

Classification Branch,

Royal Customs & Excise Department,

Level 3 - 7, Block I South, 

Pusat Bandar Damansara,

50596 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel : (603) 255 5133

Fax : (603) 254 9392

 

State Director of Customs

Classification Branch,

Royal Customs & Excise Department,

Jalan Haji Saman,

88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Tel : (6088) 231 411

Fax : (6088) 214 160

 

State Director of Customs

Classification Branch,

Royal Customs & Excise Department,

Jalan Gedung, Bintawa,

P.O. Box 1385,

93596 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Tel : (6082) 333 133

Fax : (6082) 330 152

 

 

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ADVANCED CLASSIFICATION RULINGS

Advanced classification rulings are provided based on applications made to the above offices by enclosing detailed information as follows :   

(i) Name of goods
(Including commercial or trade names)
(ii) Description of goods
(iii) How goods are processed (if applicable)
(iv) Usage / function of goods
(v) Packing particulars
(vi) Details of previous importation (if any)
  • Registration Numbers of Customs No. 1 Form
  • Harmonised System (HS) tariff code of goods released
  • Place of importation
(vii) Proposed classification code (if known)
(viii) Catalogues/brochures

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APPLICATIONS FOR CLASSIFICATION OF GOODS

To receive a confirmation on classification of your goods please E-mail : penjenisan@hq.rced.gov.my 

giving the above information.

  

The Technical Services Division ( Classification Management Branch ) classifies an average of 250 to 300 commodities per month. Classification is based on the WCO Harmonized System Nomenclature.

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ASSESSMENT OF DUTY

The following elements are taken into account when duty is assessed for payment:

    Cost (the open market price of the goods)

    Insurance

    Freight

Commission and all other charges incidental to the purchase and delivery of the goods up to the place of 

payment of duty

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EXCHANGE RATE FOR CUSTOMS PURPOSE

All foreign currencies for customs value will be converted into Ringgit Malaysia (RM). The approved exchange rates which are valid for one week, can be obtained from Customs Offices at any place of entry. The information can also be retrieved instantly 24 hours a day by calling or fax KASTAM InfoLINK - 600 85 7711* (for local call only).

 

* Charges are at 13 cent for every 4 seconds from 7 am to 7 pm and 13 cent for every 8 seconds from 7pm to 7am.

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