When importing and exporting goods internationally, you need to know your duties and taxes. Duties and taxes are determined by customs in the destination country, and they vary widely from country to country. You or your customer may be asked to pay duties and taxes before the shipment is delivered.
Learn more about Customs, Duties & Taxes.
The Malaysia Customs Department determine the amount of import duties and taxes based on several factors:
Learn more about Harmonised Code.
Valuation is a customs procedure applied to determine the customs value of imported goods. Under the Customs Valuation, the customs value is determined using the transaction value (TV) of the goods to be valued. Transaction Value is to be based on the actual price paid or payable by the importer, which is generally shown on the Commercial invoice.
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Goods and Services Tax or GST is a broad-based consumption tax levied on the import of goods. Currently, there are 160 countries in the world that have implemented GST.
In European Union countries, Value-Added tax (VAT) is a sales tax that is collected by the retailer and then paid forward to the government. Businesses charge VAT to their customers, who pay this tax indirectly when they buy anything.
De Minimis value is a value below which goods can be shipped into a country before duties & taxes are assessed.
In Malaysia, the De Minimis value is MYR 500, if you ship a shipment with a Cost, Insurance, and Freight (CIF) value of less than MYR 500, no tax will be levied on its importation into Malaysia.
Download the complete De Minimis value for all countries.
DHL Express take the complexity out of customs with our extensive worldwide customs knowledge and experience as well as strong relationships with government customs and security authorities. We know that a smooth and efficient customs clearance process helps your shipments arrive as quickly as possible. Our broad range of customs services ensure a smooth and on time border crossing of shipments, without administrative burden, delays or penalties.
Find out about Malaysia’s Customs Clearance.
Diverse and ever-changing trade regulations and requirements in different parts of the world create complexities and challenges in shipping.
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