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Customs or Import duty for Maps to Malaysia

The Customs or Import duty for Maps to Malaysia is classified under Books,Newspapers and Magazines(cdf categories).

The HSCODE applied for Maps is 49-5-99-0-0

The tax is applied on the total sum of item cost, insurance cost and shipment cost.

The custom/import taxes are:

General duty is 0%

The average VAT rate applicable in Malaysia is 0.06

Note: If the special tariff rate is NULL then general duty is applicable.

The other taxes applicable are:

Excise Duty(Alc & tob)

To know more information on which tariff rate is applicable from the country you are importing to, look here

To get the accurate amount, calculate here

Calculation method:

Customs Duties or Import duty and taxes will be pending and need to be cleared while importing goods into Malaysia Either by a private individual or a commercial entity.

The valuation method is CIF.

  • 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.
  • In addition to duty, imports are also subject to Sales Tax and some products are to excise duty as well.

Below is the Duty and Sales tax for Malaysia :

Duty Rates Average Duty Rate Sales Tax(GST) Threshold on goods
0% to 50% 5.74% ST=6%
VAT = ST * (CIF + Duty+ other taxes)
No duty, if CIF value is less than or equal to MY$ 500(with the exception of alcohol, wine and tobacco products from USA).


  • Duties for some products are also based on quantity measurements, like weight or volume.
  • Import duties are generally levied on an ad valorem basis but may also be imposed on a specific basis. The ad valorem rates of import duties range from 2% to 60%. Raw materials, machinery, essential foodstuffs, and pharmaceutical products are generally non-dutiable or subject to duties at lower rates.
  • Some electronic products like laptops, electric guitars are not subjected to duty and some products are free from sales tax
  • There is no threshold on sales and excise duties.

Excise duties are imposed on a selected range of goods manufactured and imported into Malaysia. Goods that are subject to excise duty include beer/stout, cider and perry, rice wine, mead, un-denatured ethyl alcohol, brandy, whisky, rum and tafia, gin, cigarettes containing tobacco, motor vehicles, motorcycles, playing cards, and mahjong tiles.

The rate of excise duties vary from a composite rate of MYR 0.1 per litre and 15% of the value for certain types of spirituous beverages, to as much as 105% of the value of motorcars (depending on engine capacity).

Please refer detailed information on other taxes of Malaysia.

Prohibited Items:

  • No items are prohibited
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