Shipping to Malaysia?

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Introduction

Malaysia's ecommerce market was $1.5B USD in 2015, about 0.2% of total retail sales. While the market is still quite small, users are shopping more online especially for travel, coupons and entertainment purchases. Malaysia has about 7M online shoppers, with 8 in 10 internet users shopping online. Growth is expected as internet penetration increases.

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
Malaysian ringgit - MYR
Tax (VAT / GST)
6%
Threshold Method
CIF
Tax Threshold
500 MYR
Tax & Duty Calculation Method
CIF
Duty Threshold
500 MYR
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.
Import duties
Mobiles
20%
Tablets
0%
Computers & Laptops
0%
Cameras
0%
Accessories (no-battery)
0%
Accessories (battery)
10%
Health & Beauty
0%
Fashion
0%
Watches
5%
Jewelry
0%
Dry Food & Supplements
15%
Home & Appliances
20%
Home & Garden
0%
Toys
20%
Sports
0%
Luggage
0%
Audio Video
0%
Documents
0%
Gaming
0%
Books & Collectibles
0%
Pet Accessories
0%
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Rates

0.5lbs parcel going from United States to Malaysia
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Delivery Time
Courier Rating
Services
Shipping Cost

Fastest

FedEx - International Priority Pickup
2 - 4 working days
4.4 / 5 123 votes

Drop-off

FedEx - International Priority Pickup
USD 30.65

Our pick

FedEx - International Economy Pickup
4 - 6 working days
4.7 / 5 122 votes

Drop-off

FedEx - International Economy Pickup
USD 28.74
USD 79.83
- 64%

Cheapest

Global Post - Economy
10 - 15 working days
2.8 / 5 234 votes

Drop-off

Global Post - Economy
USD 11.97

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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
Depending on the area within Malaysia, either Friday and Saturday or 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 .