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Importing A Vehicle To Malaysia

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by sakuraguy, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. sakuraguy

    sakuraguy 15 Year | Platinum

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    Importing A Vehicle To Malaysia

    Unfortunately this is going to be a hassle. It is perhaps the best idea to just put your car into storage or in the care of a friend while you are in Malaysia. However if you really have to bring your car the following will be helpful.

    The imposition of very high import duties make owning a non Malaysian made car somewhat expensive. Import duties run to as high as 300%. Consequently the vast majority of cars in Malaysia are locally produced ones. Cost of maintenance and parts for foreign cars are also factors to be considered. Needless to say if your car is rare or indeed not available in Malaysia these factors become paramount.

    Shipping charges, documentation and bureaucracy may also cause you problems, although hiring a shipping agent will alleviate most of the stress involved, charges will of course be imposed.

    To import your car, you must apply for an Approval Permit (AP) from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).

    In order to apply for this permit your car must be registered under your name for at least 3 years. The following documentation must then be presented and processed:

    1. A letter of application addressed to the Ministry Of International Trade and Industry (MITI) for the importing of a car from your home country to Malaysia for personal use.
    2. A JK69 form must be purchased MITI and duly completed.
    3. Documentation indicating proof of ownership. Typically this will be a purchase receipt or transfer of ownership/letter from the previous owner if the car was purchased second-hand.
    4. The original and photocopied registration.
    5. The cars original insurance documents and/or a letter from the insurance company.
    6. Your work permit and letter of contract from your employer in Malaysia.
    7. A photocopy of your passport.

    All these documents must be presented to the officer in charge at the MITI offices, who will also conduct a short interview. Processing of your application typically takes seven working days, if all goes well you will be issued an Approval Permit allowing you to import your car. The permit is valid for only 3 months, if you do not import your car by then, you will have to go through the entire process all over again.

    Upon the arrival of your car, you are required to collect it yourself from the port and then you will need to apply for a permit from the Malaysian Road Transport Department or "Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan", this entails more registration paperwork which of course will include your proof of ownership and registration documents, a car inspection and the payment of the import duties.

    (Source: Royal Malaysian Custom – Import of Personal Vehicle)

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    Purchase price of the vehicle can be taken into account in the calculation of the Customs Value and this is only an estimation of the calculations of Customs Duties. However, Royal Malaysian Customs has docket price of the particular vehicle to determine the calculation of the exact Customs Value. The calculation of Customs Duties also depends on the original registration date (birth date), engine capacity, date of import and model of the vehicle.
     
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  2. sakuraguy

    sakuraguy 15 Year | Platinum

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    sakuraguy 15 Year | Platinum

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    Simple Question & Answer

    Question:
    I work / study at overseas and already purchased a car and intended to bring the car into Malaysia. Can I know the procedure?

    Answer:
    Malaysia citizen who work or study at overseas can import a vehicle for personal use subject to the approval permit given by Ministry of International Trade and Industry. To get the approval applicant have to purchase and fill the JK69 Form. JK69 is a gazetted Custom Form. The form comes with three carbonised copies. Therefore, it cannot be downloaded from the website. Once endorsed by MITI, the form becomes an Approved Permit (AP). JK69 can be purchased at:

    Percetakan Nasional Malaysia Berhad
    Jalan Chan Sow Lin
    50554 Kuala Lumpur
    Tel : 03-92212022
    Fax : 03-92220690

    Person that is eligible to bring in personal vehicle are as follows:
    i. Malaysians studying overseas (at least diploma level) for more than a year and returning home permanently. Accompanying spouse is not eligible.
    ii. Malaysians working legally on a permanent post overseas (at least a year) and returning home permanently. Accompanying spouse is not eligible.
    iii. Government officials posted overseas for more than a year. Accompanying spouse is eligible for one AP.

    (For more information on (i), (ii) and (iii), please go to APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND WORK PROCESS. Refer to DOCUMENT 11: Guidelines to Apply for Import License For Personal Motor Vehicles Of Malaysian Citizens Working Or Studying Overseas)

    iv. Expatriates with valid working pass/permit. The importation of the personal vehicle is subject to re-export condition upon termination of work employment in Malaysia.
    v. Participants of Malaysia My Second Home Programme (MM2H). (For detail, please go to http://mm2h.motour.gov.my)
    vi. Malaysians specialists returning home under the Ministry of Human Resource program. (For detail, please go to Laman Web Rasmi Kementerian Sumber Manusia - Home)


    A complete application has to be submitted manually to any of the following offices:

    i. Trade Services Division
    Ministry of International Trade and Industry
    2nd Floor, Block 10 Government Offices Complex
    50622 Jalan Duta
    Kuala Lumpur
    Tel : 603-62034819
    Fax: 603-62013012

    ii. MITI Cawangan Sabah
    Tingkat 3, blok D&E
    Bangunan KWSP
    49,Jalan Karamunsing
    88622 Kota Kinabalu
    Sabah
    Tel: 088-239061
    Fax : 088-235645

    iii. MITI Cawangan Sarawak
    Tingkat 3, Bangunan Bank Negara
    93400 Kuching Sarawak
    Tel : 082-257164
    Fax : 082-417835

    After getting the permit (AP), the vehicle can be imported into Malaysia and must be declared to the Royal Malaysian Customs at the customs station/ office at the place of import using the Customs Form No. 1 which can be obtained or purchased at:

    Percetakan Nasional Malaysia Berhad
    Jalan Chan Sow Lin
    50554 Kuala Lumpur
    Tel : 03-92212022
    Fax : 03-92220690

    The form comes with four carbonised copies. Therefore, it cannot be downloaded from the website.
     
  4. Ultimate Cefiro

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    nice job man..... diz is gud info..... muz stick.....
     
  5. sakuraguy

    sakuraguy 15 Year | Platinum

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    Yes, It is!
     
  6. detomaso_runna

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    nicely done sakuraguy...... thinking of 300% TAX.... if tax only 40% i think perodua and proton bankrup la......
     
  7. sakuraguy

    sakuraguy 15 Year | Platinum

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    Added new 3rd table, the new rates ....
     
  8. khairiaz

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    Corrections:
    1. Malaysians expatriates are allowed to bring back 2 cars (one for him/her, the other for the spouse), hence, 2 APs. see guideline under item 2.1 ii.

    The above are based on actual case by one Malaysian expatriate who went home permanently recently.

    2. Not all Malaysian expatriates can bring back cars. Please see the list of field of expertise appendix, different conditions for expertise (period of employment - min 2 years) and qualifications, and only the professionals with these expertise only can bring back cars.
    3. some expatriates can bring back cars without having to serve minimum years for example, those who work as medical officer or dental officer (not specialist). for those in maritime industries, no min years of service required.

    Additions:
    1. For expats working in countries with vehicles on left-hand drive, upon returning home, they can buy right-hand drive vehicles from the 3rd countries (see items 5.10 ii-vi).
    2. Expats can also buy locally manufactured/assembled cars in Malaysia exempted from excise duty and sales tax.

    Khairil
     
  9. khairiaz

    khairiaz Senior Member
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    I dont think it's only one AP in a lifetime.

    When the Malaysian goes home, he cannot sell the cars within 2 years. After 2 years he can sell the car, let's say, after 5 years, he decided to work in overseas again and he did. after serving for let's say, 5 years, he's entitle to new AP, right?

    Can you confirm it's only one AP in a lifetime. Can you give me the source?
     
  10. simplycomplexed

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    what if you're a Msian PR?
     
  11. minivan

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    Can anybody share what the import duty structure is like...? is it based on age of car or something like that...?
     
  12. Lennon

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    Yes, it's based on the car age..... More discount when the age is older.....
     
  13. tmlmotorsport

    tmlmotorsport 15 Year | Platinum

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    Hi, I', a fan of the site for many years. I'm based in Ireland in west Europe and I export cars and trucks to the middle east. I'm going to S.E.Asia this summer and am just wondering what the situation is for those importing trucks to Malaysia?
     
  14. sani_othman

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    import trucks to malaysia?

    u mean u want to export it to Malaysia?
    you gonna need permit.
    thats expensive.

    and btw,nice article.
     
  15. gobiz

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    This is what I got in an email. The guy said it's just a guide and cannot be verified....(Also in Bahasa Malaysia)


    Langkah 1: Nilai kastam kereta
    Rujuk nilai kastam kereta tersebut di senarai harga CIF Jabatan Kastam
    di halaman berikut:
    http://media.paultan.org/pricelist.pdf

    Contoh: 2003 Fiat Panda 1242cc RM31,647

    Langkah 2: Harga FOB (free on board)
    Harga FOB
    = Harga CIF - 15% (keuntungan peralih) x % susut nilai mengikut umur

    % susutnilai menurut jadual berikut:

    1 st year.. 90%
    2nd year.. 81%
    3rd year .. 72.9%
    4th year .. 65.61%
    5th year .. 59.049%
    6th year .. 30%
    7th year .. 27%
    8th year .. 24.3%
    9th year .. 21.87%
    10th year .. 19.683%

    11 .. 0.177

    12.. 0.159

    13.. 0.143

    14 .. 0.129

    15 ..0.116

    Contoh: 2003 Fiat Panda
    = RM31,647 - 15% x 0.3 (iaitu 30%)
    = RM8069.99

    Langkah 3: Harga CIF
    Dapatkan harga CIF (cost, insurance, freight) kereta tersebut

    Harga CIF= Harga FOB + Insurans + Tambang kapal

    Insurans= 1.5% dari FOB
    Tambang (tetap menurut kadar kastam, BUKAN yang anda bayar ke agen):
    Japan/Korea: RM 1200
    Europe/UK: RM 1700
    S. Africa: RM 1400
    NZ/Australia: RM 1200

    Contoh: 2003 Fiat Panda

    Harga CIF = RM8069.99 + (1.5% x RM8069.99) + RM1700
    = RM9891.04

    Langkah 4: Jumlah cukai

    Jumlah cukai = Harga CIF x kadar Efektif cukai kastam (menurut kapasiti enjin)

    Capacity Sales Tax (%) Import Duty (%) Excise Duty (%) Effective tax (%)
    < 1800 10 30 75 150.25
    ≥ 1800- <2000 10 30 80 157.40
    ≥ 2000- <2500 10 30 90 171.70
    ≥ 2500 10 30 105 193.15

    Contoh: 2003 Fiat Panda 1242cc

    Jumlah cukai = RM9891.04 x 1.5025 = RM14,861.29

    Langkah 5: Rayuan/diskaun individu

    Jumlah akhir cukai berdasarkan budi bicara pegawai kastam. Seharusnya buat rayuan bersungguh-sungguh untuk mendapat diskaun individu sehingga 30% dari jumlah cukai.
     
  16. fesm_ndt

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    G'Day

    very informative site as have been trawling the web the past 2 weeks trying to find answers and it seems you guys know more about JPJ, customs and puspakom than anyone else. Before I go and ask my questions, just thought I would say my background is in NDT which in laymans terms is crack finding so if your doing an engine rebuild and need something checked send me a pm.

    ok legal or procedural questions, in no particluliar order....

    1. I have an ex-Malaysian Army vehicle which I intended to export to Australian which has no registration card. This was originally no problem but now in Australia they say I have to have prior Malaysian registration :mad:. A friend of mine registered a similar vehicle but his runner is now in Kuching so I was looking for someone up around KL that could help.

    2. What if you import a chassis is that considered a car requiring an AP or can you get a registration card on a chassis and rebuild a car? For example the car doesn't exist on jpj's database now, if I imported a chassis that was logged into the system??

    3. lastly what is the rules for importing classic vehicles? I saw somewhere this is somewhat easier if over 25 years old?


    Reagrds

    Mike
     
  17. guest

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    how about buying car from singapore or brunei?can we buy car there then bring to malaysia...register to malaysia car?anybody know the prosidure?how much the tax for 2.0l car?thanks guys
     

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