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 (Amendment)2019 and Customs Regulations 2019, travellers entering or leaving Malaysia are required to declare all dutiable or prohibited goods in their possession either on his person or in any of his baggages or in any of his vehicles. Failure to declare or making false declaration is an offence.
Goods Exempted from payment of customs duty per person;
Conditions for exemption of duties, refer to the prevailing Customs Duties (Exemption) Order.
1) DUTIABLE GOODS
The rate of tax for passengers/ travellers is subjected to the prevailing Customs Duties Order and prevailing Sales Tax Order (Rate of Tax).
2) DUTY EXEMPTION PER TRAVELLER
Residents & Non-residentsConditions:
3) Declaration of Cash, Bearer Negotiable Instruments or Both (CBNI)
Section 28 B(1), Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLATFPUAA)
"Any Person who leaves or enters Malaysia with a cash amount, bearer negotiable instrumens or both of which exceeds the value set by the competent authority by order published in the gazzette, shall declare the amount to the competent authority".
"amount in cash and bearer negitiable instruments, in his possession, either on his person or in any of his baggages or in any of his vehicles, exceeding the amount as required to be declared by the Central Bank of Malaysia pursuant to the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrrism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawfull Activities (Cash and Bearer Negotiabale Instruments) Declaration"
DirectorDepartment of Foreign Exchange AdministrationBank Negara MalaysiaJalan Dato' Onn50480 Kuala Lumpur.Emel: Product_Committee_JPPA@bnm.gov.my Faks: 03 - 2693 7732
Coin and printed money (whether of Malaysia or of a foreign state) that (a) is designated as legal tender; and (b) circulates as, and is customarily used and accepted as, a medium of exchange in the country of issue.
Printed money: money comprising a note printed, written or otherwise made on polymer, paper or any other material.
Bearer negotiable instrument
A traveler's cheque.
Any negotiable instrument in bearer form, endorsed without any restriction, made out to a fictitious payee or otherwise in such form that title of such instrument passes upon delivery.
Any negotiable instrument that is signed but the name of the payee is omitted.
UNDER THE CUSTOMS ACT AND DANGEROUS DRUG ACT, THE PUNISHMENT FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING IS DEATH BY HANGING.
Import and export of drugs (eg: morphine, heroine, candu, marijuana, etc.) are strictly prohibited. Prescribed drugs can only be imported into or exported from the country by virtue of a licence issued by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia.
5) PROHIBITION/RESTRICTION OF IMPORTS
The list of prohibited/restricted goods or items which is being imported into Malaysia is subjected under the prevailing Customs (Prohibition of Imports) Order.
6) PROHIBITION/RESTRICTION OF EKSPORTS
The list of prohibited/restricted goods or items which is being exported to outside of Malaysia is subjected under the prevailing Customs (Prohibition of Exports) Order.
7) 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 or jail shall be taken if misusing it under the current law.
8) TRAVELLERS' DEPOSIT FACILITIES FOR TEMPORARY IMPORTATION FOR PASSENGERS