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IMPORT PROCEDURE FOR TIMBER AND TIMBER PRODUCTS

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 IMPORT PROCEDURE FOR TIMBER AND TIMBER PRODUCTS

1. Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) are authorised by the Royal Malaysian Customs (RMC) to issue import licence for logs (including poles), Baulks (sawntimber measuring 60 square inches in cross-sectional area and above), mangroves piles, plywood including similar laminated wood and sawntimber under the Customs Act 1967, Second Schedule, Part I, Item 2, Customs (Prohibition of Imports) Order 2017 P.U.(A) 103 gazetted on 31 March 2017 and enforced on 1 April 2017. This procedure is inline with the gazettement of the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (Incorporation) Act 1973 [Act 105] on 15 March 2012.

 

2. Applicants must fill-in the Application Form For Import that can be downloaded from the MTIB website : www.mtib.gov.my or obtain the Form from the nearest MTIB Regional/State offices.

 

3. Working hours for MTIB Headquarters and MTIB Regional/State office : 

MTIB Office

Day

Working Hours

Kuala Lumpur (Head Quarters), Kelang, Butterworth, Kuantan

Mon -Thu

7.30 am - 5.30 pm

Rest : 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Fri

7.30 am - 5.30 pm

Rest : 12.15 pm - 2.45 pm

Johor, Kota Bharu, Kuala Terengganu

Sun -Wed

Thu

7.30 am - 5.30 pm

7.30 am - 4.00 pm

(Rest : 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm)

Closed on National and State Public Holiday

 


4. All importers must be registered with MTIB in accordance to Act 105. For registration, the importer must attach the following documents:

(i) A copy of Business Registration Certificate (Form D) under the Business Registration Act 1956 and Business Licence (Form B); or 

A copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association, a copy of Form 24 (List of Shareholders) and a copy of Form 49 (List of Board of Directors).

(ii) For an applicant who is a sole proprietorship business/partnership, a copy of Bank Account Statement for the three consecutives month (latest) that has been approved are required to support registration.


For the importation of logs (including poles) and Baulks (item no. 5 - 8 apply)

5. Importers are required to submit : 

(i) Completed Application Form For Import; 

(ii) Copies of sales agreement/supply contract made with oversea suppliers and certified by the Malaysian Embassy in the respective countries (Thailand, Laos. Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste) or the authorities/bodies/agencies recognised by the government of the respective country (Myanmar, Philippines); and 

(iii) Letter of Oath that has been approved.


6. Complete applications will be tabled to the Import & Export Committee Meeting. If approved, MTIB will issue a Letter of Approval to import for a period of one year from the date of letter issued.


7. Upon receiving the Letter of Approval, the import company can apply for import licence to any of the MTIB Regional/State offices and bring together the Approval Letter, original Certificate of Origin/Form D from the valid exporting country, invoice, packing lists and bill of lading.


8. Importers must comply with the other agency regulations, that is enforced by the Department of Agriculture which requires an import permit (except plywood) for purpose of quarantine inspection and verification of the Phytosanitary Certificate and to provide timber scientific name; and obtained approval from the State Forestry Department for issuance of Forest Removal Replacement Pass.

 

 FLOW CHART APPLICATION FOR IMPORT TIMBER AND TIMBER PRODUCTS 

(for logs (including poles) and Baulks only)

 


For the importation of mangrove piles and plywood including similar laminated wood and sawntimber (item no. 9 - 11 apply)

9. Importers are required to submit : 

(i) Completed Application Form For Import; and 

(ii) Letter of Oath that has been approved.


10. MTIB will process the Application Form and documents received. If all are in order and completed, the application will be approved. MTIB will  issue a Letter of Approval to import for a period of one year from the date of letter issued.


11. Upon receipt of the Letter of Approval, the import company can apply for an import licence to any of the MTIB Regional/State offices and bring together the Approval Letter with the following documents:


(a) For the importation of plywood including similar laminated wood and sawntimber shall be accompanied with the original copy of Certificate of Origin /Form D from the valid exporting country, invoice, packing lists and bill of lading. MTIB will conduct physical inspection at the entry point or port and validation with MTIB stamp on the import licence.


(b) For the importation of mangrove piles shall be accompanied by an invoice/manifest/payment receipt/packing lists/other information from the exporting country, if any, for reference. MTIB will conduct physical inspection randomly at any time desired on mangrove piles consignment at the entry point or port and validation with MTIB stamp on the import licence. 


FLOW CHART APPLICATION FOR IMPORTED WOOD AND WOOD PRODUCTS 

(for mangrove piles, plywood including similar laminated veneer and sawntimber)

 

 

12. Starting 1 July 2017, MTIB enforced the requirement for certifying on legality source on import of timber and timber products whereby any one of the documents are required to be presented during physical inspection besides other documents mentioned in item 11(a) that is :


a) CITES Pemit; or

b) FLEGT licence; or 

c) Certificate of Timber Certification (PEFC, MTCS) ; or

d) Certificate of Voluntary Legality Scheme; or

e) Legality Document issued by recognised  Agency/Body/Association related: or 

f) Self Declaration recognised by a Competent Third Party; or 

g) Copy of Customs Declaration from exporting country.


13. For imports involving endangered wood species listed in the Third Schedule of Act 686, a CITES export permit from the exporting country must be submitted in advance to MTIB for confirmation from the relevant permit issuing country before MTIB issues CITES import permit. 


14. Importers must apply for physical inspection at the nearest MTIB Regional/State offices where the timber consignment enters. MTIB will conduct physical inspection at the entry point or port and validation with MTIB stamp on the import licence.


15. The validity of import licence is 60 days from the date issued.

 

16. The Customs will ensure that all requirements and regulations have been complied before giving clearance into Peninsular Malaysia and Federal Territory (Kuala Lumpur and Labuan). 


17. Any businesses and enquiries related to importation can be forwarded to MTIB Headquarters and MTIB Regional/State offices at the following addresses :


Pejabat MTIB

MTIB Offices

Pengarah Pelesenan & Penguatkuasaan

Lembaga Perindustrian Kayu Malaysia

Tingkat 13-17, Menara PGRM, No. 8

Jalan Pudu Ulu, Cheras

50728 KUALA LUMPUR

Tel : 03 – 9282 2235

Fax : 03 – 9285 1744

Website : www.mtib.gov.my

Director of Licensing and Enforcement

Malaysian Timber Industry Board

Level 13-17, Menara PGRM, No. 8 Jalan Pudu Ulu, Cheras

50728 KUALA LUMPUR

Tel : 03 – 9282 2235

Fax : 03 – 9285 1744

Website : www.mtib.gov.my

Ketua MTIB Wilayah Utara

Lembaga Perindustrian Kayu Malaysia

No. 8, Jalan Todak 5

Pusat Bandar Sunway

13700 SEBERANG JAYA

Pulau Pinang

Tel : 04 - 3983358

Fax : 04 - 3998358        

Head MTIB Northern Region

Malaysian Timber Industry Board

No. 8, Jalan Todak 5

Pusat Bandar Sunway

13700 SEBERANG JAYA

Pulau Pinang

Tel : 04 - 3983358

Fax : 04 - 3998358        

Ketua MTIB Wilayah Tengah

Lembaga Perindustrian Kayu Malaysia

No. 29, Lorong Batu Nilam, 10-A, Bandar Bukit Tinggi

41200 KELANG

Selangor

Tel : 03 – 3324 3063

Fax : 03 – 3324 3753

Head MTIB Central Region

Malaysian Timber Industry Board

No. 29, Lorong Batu Nilam, 10-A, Bandar Bukit Tinggi

41200 KELANG

Selangor

Tel : 03 – 3324 3063

Fax : 03 – 3324 3753

Ketua MTIB Negeri Johor

Lembaga Perindustrian Kayu Malaysia

No. 25-02, Jalan Bestari ¼

Taman Nusa Bestari

81300 SKUDAI

Johor Bharu

Tel : 07 – 5116672 / 5116682

Fax : 07 – 5116787

Head MTIB Johor State

Malaysian Timber Industry Board

No. 25-02, Jalan Bestari ¼

Taman Nusa Bestari

81300 SKUDAI

Johor Bharu

Tel : 07 – 5116672 / 5116682

Fax : 07 – 5116787

Ketua MTIB Negeri Pahang

Lembaga Perindustrian Kayu Malaysia

B-54, Jalan IM 3/10, BIM Point

Bandar Indera Mahkota

25200 KUANTAN

Pahang       

Tel : 09 – 5735062 / 5735063

Fax : 09 – 5735064

Head MTIB Pahang State

Malaysian Timber Industry Board

B-54, Jalan IM 3/10, BIM Point

Bandar Indera Mahkota

25200 KUANTAN

Pahang       

Tel : 09 – 5735062 / 5735063

Fax : 09 – 5735064

Ketua MTIB Wilayah Timur

Lembaga Perindustrian Kayu Malaysia

PT 436, Bandar Baru Tunjung

Jalan Kuala Krai

15100 KOTA BHARU

Kelantan     

Tel : 09 – 7483824 / 7481867

Fax : 09 – 7477343

Head MTIB Eastern Region

Malaysian Timber Industry Board

PT 436, Bandar Baru Tunjung

Jalan Kuala Krai

15100 KOTA BHARU

Kelantan     

Tel : 09 – 7483824 / 7481867

Fax : 09 – 7477343

Penolong Ketua MTIB Wilayah Timur

Lembaga Perindustrian Kayu Malaysia

472-G, Jalan Kamaruddin

20400 KUALA TERENGGANU

Terengganu 

Tel : 09 - 6262711

Fax : 09 - 6262712        

Assistant Head MTIB Eastern Region

Malaysian Timber Industry Board

472-G, Jalan Kamaruddin

20400 KUALA TERENGGANU

Terengganu

Tel : 09 - 6262711

Fax : 09 - 6262712        

 

Issued by :

Malaysian Timber Industry Board

1 Jun 2017 

(issued 1 September 2013 // revised 11 November 2014)



 

LIST OF TIMBER AND TIMBER PRODUCTS REQUIRING IMPORT LICENCE

Customs (Prohibition of Imports) Order 2017, Second Schedule, Part I, Item 2

[ P.U.(A) 103 dated 31 March 2017 ]


 

No.

Jenis Barangan Kayu/Description of Timber Products

Kod Kastam/Customs Code

1.

Logs; wood in the rough, whether or not stripped of its bark or merely roughed down; wood roughly squared or half-squared but not further manufactured; and baulks

44.03

2.

Poles and piles of Bakau (Rhizophora spp)

4403.99.90 00

3.

Sawntimber

44.07

4.

Plywood, veneered panel and similar laminated wood 

44.12

 




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