Royal Malaysian Customs welcomes travellers to Malaysia. We are committed to provide the best and professional services to all travellers and to make you  feel comfortable, satisfied and welcomed while in Malaysia and when leaving Malaysia. 

Under the provision of the Customs Act 1967, travellers entering Malaysia are required to declare all dutiable or prohibited goods in their possession. Failure to declare dutiable or prohibited goods or making false declaration is an offence.

Travellers who visit Malaysia for a period of not less than 72 hours are eligible for specified amount of customs duties exemption.

DUTIABLE GOODS

Subject to Customs Duties Order, travellers should pay only a customs duty at a flatrate of 30% ad valorem. In the case of alcoholic beverages, tyres, spirits, tobacco, cigarettes and motor vehicles, the rate of duty will be based on prevailing Customs Duties Order.

DUTY EXEMPTION PER TRAVELLER

Travellers Exempted:

Residents & Non-residents
Conditions:

  • Non residents having intention to visit Malaysia for not less than 72 hours.
  • Residents returning after an absence from Malaysia of not less than 72 hours (for Labuan is 24 hours and for Langkawi or Pulau Tioman is 48 hours)

Goods Exempted:

  • Wine/spirit/malt/liquor not exceeding 1 liter.
  • Tobacco not exceeding 225 grams (equal to 200 sticks of cigarettes).
  • New wearing apparels up to 3 pieces.
  • 1 pair of new footwear.
  • Portable electrical or battery operated appliances for personal care and hygiene not exceeding 1 unit each.
  • Foods preparations up to total value of not exceeding RM75.
  • All other goods including gifts and souvenirs other than alcoholic beverages, spirits, tyres, tubes, tobacco, cigarettes and motor vehicles, valued not exceeding RM400 ( goods from Langkawi, Pulau Tioman and Labuan, not exceeding RM500).

 

If the travellers bring in excess quantity of goods exempted, he shall be liable to duty on the excess only.

GREEN/RED LANE FACILITIES

Green Lane is for travellers with “Nothing to Declare” (non-dutiable and non-prohibited goods). Otherwise the travellers have to proceed to the Red Lane and declare the goods.

PENALTIES FOR MISUSING GREEN LANE

Under Customs Act 1967, offender is liable to a maximum fine of RM 100,000 / jail term not exceeding  3 years for the  first offence and RM 500,000 / jail term not exceeding 5 years for subsequent offence.

TRAVELLERS’ DEPOSIT FACILITIES

  • Travellers’ deposit is a facility to visitors for temporary import on conditions.
  • Deposits equivalent to duty of goods.
  • To be redeemed at any exit point.
  • Claims to be made within 3 months from date of importation

 

ATA CARNET FACILITIES

  • Temporary import using ATA Carnet document
  • Goods use for exhibition, advertising, commercial samples and professional equipments on conditions that:
    • goods not for sale
    • goods must be exported within the specified period.

     

    DUTY FREE SHOPS FOR TRAVELLERS

    • Duty Free shops are intention for all travellers which located at International Airports, main towns, ports and at duty free borders.
    • Arriving and departing travellers can purchase the duty free goods that they are entitled for duty exemption.

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