Required update to customs manifest for shipping to, from, or through Malaysia

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September 20, 2018: The Royal Malaysian Customs Department has announced mandatory regulatory changes for filing customs manifests for shipments moving to, from, or through Malaysia. 

This mandatory update will go into effect on October 1, 2018, and requires that all importers and exporters provide a 6-digit HS code within the shipping instructions that are sent to the carriers. The HS code should be provided by the shipper, but BDP will submit all details to the carrier, whether manually or electronically, as designated.

This applies to all shipments, regardless of value. 

Please note this applies to all ports in West and East Malaysia, whether exports, imports, or transshipments. 

Should you have any questions or concerns with this new regulation, please reach out to BDP's Corporate Compliance Team