The Royal Malaysian Customs (RMC), is proposing to have the Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System, in short called the HS code be included in the cargo manifest. The HS code is developed by the World Customs Organisation (WCO) and is used worldwide as the basis for classifying goods, collection of Customs revenue and trade statistics. Currently this information has not been made mandatory by RMC. Many developed nations however have made it mandatory for the HS code to be included in the manifest. Having the HS code information in the manifest will facilitate the Royal Malaysian Customs, other government agencies (OGA) which are involved in import / export approvals / licensing, Zone Authorities and other relevant authorities in expediting the clearance and release of goods imported and exported. This will also help to reduce the cost of doing business. RMC plans to have this proposal implemented from 1 February 2010.
Please give your feedback / comment on the above proposal before
16 November 2009
( From : Director Of Customs Division, Headquarters Putrajaya )
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