Taxation

The taxation for a particular country depends on the local GST/VAT, as well as the item category and its declared value.
The tax & duty threshold is the amount at which a person begins paying taxes based on the declared value of an item.>

 

CIF: import duty and taxes are calculated based on the sum of the customs value, shipping cost and insurance.
FOB: import duty and taxes are calculated only on the customs value of the imported goods.

COUNTRY
Malaysia – MY

CURRENCY
Malawian kwacha – MWK

TAX (VAT / GST)
6%

IMPORT DUTIES
Mobiles – 20%
Tablets – 0%
Computers & Laptops – 0%
Cameras – 0%
Accessories (no-battery) – 0%
Accessories (battery) – 1%
Health & Beauty – 0%

THRESHOLD METHOD
CIF

TAX THRESHOLD
500 MYR

Fashion – 0%
Watches – 5%
Jewelry – 0%
Dry Food & Supplements – 15%
Home & Appliances – 20%
Home & Garden – 0%
Toys – 20%

TAX & DUTY CALCULATION METHOD
CIF

DUTY THRESHOLD
500 MYR

Sports – 0%
Luggage – 0%
Audio Video – 0%
Documents – 0%
Gaming – 0%
Books & Collectibles – 0%
Pet Accessories – 0%

INCOTERMS

The valuation method is CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight), which means that the import duty and taxes payable are calculated on the complete shipping value, which includes the cost of the imported goods, the cost of freight, and the cost of insurance. Some duties are also based on quantity measurements, like weight or volume. In addition to duty, imports are subject to sales tax (VAT), and in some cases to excise.

Restrictions

The list of restricted items changes frequently, so it’s always best to check the official customs page prior to sending your goods.


Restricted Items
Restricted items are goods which must meet certain conditions before going through Customs Clearance.

  • Explosives and Fireworks
  • Meat and Dairy Products
  • Imitation arms
  • Animal oils and fats
  • Safety helmets
  • Plants
  • Motor vehicles
  • Telecommunication Equipment
  • Toxic and hazardous wastes
  • Corals
  • Pharmaceutical products

 

Prohibited Items
Prohibited items are goods which cannot be imported into the country.

  • Drugs
  • Firearms
  • Currency
  • Objectionable material
  • Politically sensitive materials
  • Live Animals
  • Toxics
  • Radioactive materials
  • Broadcast receivers
  • Religious sensitive materials

Shipping Documents

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can be confusing and time consuming. Easyship generates this paperwork for you automatically based on your shipment’s information, making the whole process easy.

  • Commercial Invoice
  • Battery Statement
  • Tax Documents & Shipping labels

Additional Information

Outside Delivery Area
The courier may apply a surcharge when delivering to less populated areas due to the higher operational costs involved.

 

Non-working Days
Saturday and Sunday are considered non-working days. You may experience delays for your shipments on these days.

 

Public Holidays
Non working days also occur during public holiday. Please refer to the official Holidays Page .

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