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How to Export Electronic Products from Malaysia

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The electrical and electronics industry (E&E) in Malaysia plays a vital role in the country's economy. Electronic products are among Malaysia's top exports, with the country exporting US$119.04 billion worth of electronic goods in 2023. 

By 2025, this industry is projected to contribute RM120 billion to the GDP and generate RM495 billion in export revenue. Electronic components, particularly integrated circuits, are a significant part of Malaysia's export portfolio.

How to Export Electronic Products from Malaysia

For Malaysian businesses and individuals looking to export electronic products, it is essential to understand the procedures involved in shipping goods overseas.

The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD or JKDM) oversees the export process, which typically includes the following steps:

Step 1: Prepare Required Documents

  • Customs entry document
  • Customs declaration (K2 Form)
  • Commercial invoice — a list detailing the products and their prices
  • Packing list — information about the contents of your shipment
  • Certificate of origin — shows where your products were made
  • Insurance certificate
  • Inspection certificates, if needed
  • Additional documents required by the country receiving your products

Step 2: Packaging Tips

  • Batteries: Pack batteries separately to avoid accidents due to short-circuiting.
  • Cords and Accessories: Wrap cables and accessories separately and label them to keep them organized.
  • Boxes and Cushioning: Use strong boxes and protect items with bubble wrap. Fill empty spaces in the box with materials like air pillows to keep everything secure.
  • Sealing and Labeling: Seal the box with strong tape and make sure the labels are clear and correct.

Strict rules apply to electronic shipments because any incorrect declaration and packing can result in serious consequences.

Therefore, you will find shipping electronic products, particularly those containing batteries, more complex than shipping regular items.

To make shipping easier for your business, sign up for a DHL account.

This will ease many customs hassles, especially if you frequently ship electronics. DHL Express will assist you with the declarations and streamline the process for your business.