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Export Procedure For Timber And Timber Products

1. Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) are authorised by the Royal Malaysian Customs (RMCD) to issue export licence for timber and timber products under the Customs Act 1967, Second Schedule, Item 6, Customs (Prohibition of Exports) Order 2017 P.U.(A) 102 gazetted on 31 March 2017 and enforced on 1 April 2017. This procedure in line with the gazettement of the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (Incorporation) Act 1973 [Act 105] on 15 March 2012. This procedure are applicable for exportation from Peninsular Malaysia and Federal Territory (Kuala Lumpur and Labuan).

2. Working hours for issuing licence with MTIB Headquarters and MTIB Regional offices :
MTIB Office Day Working Hours
Kuala Lumpur (Head Quarters), Klang, Butterworth, Kuantan Mon -Thu 8.30 am – 4.30 pm
Rest : 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
Fri 8.30 am – 4.30 pm
Rest : 12.15 pm - 2.45 pm
Johor Bahru, Kota Bharu, Kuala Terengganu, Bukit Kayu Hitam Sun - Wed
Thu
8.30 am – 4.30 pm
8.30 am - 3.00 pm
Rest : 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
Closed on National and State Public Holiday
*any license approval beyond of these hours are subject to the license issuing office.

3. Exporters registered with MTIB will be issued User ID code and Password to enable them to apply for export license via on-line through website MTIB Core System: : mcs

4. Applicants must fill-in all details required (mark * must be filled), payment of cess and send via on-line to MTIB Headquarters or any MTIB Regional offices without submitting the supporting documents hardcopy (packing list, invoice, kiln drying / preservative timber certificate and grading summary)

5. MTIB will review and approved, if completed, or not approved the export licence with reasons via on-line. Exporters will receive each approved or unapproved export licence on the exporters application screen.

6. Export licence issued by MTIB are computer generated and no signature are required.

7. The validity of export licence is 60 days from the date issued.

8. For each export licence approved, exporters must stated the date for physical inspection to any MTIB offices nearest the export exit point. Exporters must ensure their timber consignment are ready for inspection and submit the relevant supporting documents one day before the date of inspection.

9. MTIB will carried out physical inspection randomly on the export licence and declaration of timber consignment as follows :
  1. For export licence inspected, MTIB will carried out physical inspection at the timber consignment site and inspection result will either be approved or unapproved and for consignment that are offended will be taken action.
  2. Consignment that are approved will be stamped "Telah Diperiksa" and exporter will proceed for declaration to the Customs.
  3. For export licence that are not inspected will be approved and stamped "Diluluskan Tanpa Pemeriksaan Fizikal". Exporters can proceed for declaration to the Customs.
10. For timber and timber productsthat are subjected to MTIB special approval such as Rubberwoodsawn timber export quota’s; timber product quota’s for endangered timber species listed under the CITES international trade regulation; export ofrattan, coconut trunk, oil palm trunk and plantationlog; participation at international exhibition; market exploration; and timber productsfor research purpose (R&D), exporters mustrefer toMTIB Headquarter Kuala Lumpur. MTIB will explained to the exporters on the export procedures and regulations to be followed.

11. For export of wooden furniture products, there’re not required MTIB’s export license. Exporters can proceed directly with the Customs for exportation of wooden furniture products.

12. For exportation of timber and timber products, including wooden furnitureproducts, listed under TLAS scope for the European Union market, exporters are still subject to the current export procedures that is registration requirement, apply for MTIB export license, undergoes MTIB physical inspection and The whole processes can be made ​​via on-linethrough MCS.

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

MTIB Offices
Director of Licensing and Inspectorate
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

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

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

Head MTIB Southern Region
Malaysian Timber Industry Board
No. 25-02, Jalan Bestari 1/4
Taman Nusa Bestari
81300 SKUDAI
Johor Bharu
Tel : 07 - 5116672 / 5116682
Fax : 07 - 5116787

Assistant Head MTIB Eastern Region
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

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

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 June 2017
(revised 9 October 2018)

LIST OF TIMBER AND TIMBER PRODUCTS REQUIRING EXPORT LICENCE
Customs (Prohibition of Exports) Order 2017, Second Schedule, Item 6
[ P.U.(A) 102 dated 31 March 2017 ]
No.Description of Timber ProductsCustoms CodeUnit Of Measurement
1. Bamboo 1401.10.00 00  
2. Rattans 1401.20  
3. Fuel wood, wood in chips or particles; sawdust and wood waste and scrap 44.01  
4. Wood charcoal 4402.90.90 00  
5. Logs (including baulks and roughly squared) 44.03  
6. Hoopwood 44.04  
7. Wood wool ; Wood flour 4405.00  
8. Railways or tramway sleepers 44.06  
9. Sawn timber 44.07  
10. Veneer sheets 44.08  
11. Moulding 44.09  
12. Particleboard 44.10  
13. Fibreboard 44.11  
14. Plywood, veneered panel and similar laminated wood 44.12  
15. Densified wood 4413.00.00 00  
16. Wooden frames 4414.00.00 00  
17. Packaging cases, boxes, crates, drums and similar packing, cable drum, pallets, box pallets and other load boards, pallet collars of wood 44.15  
18. Cask, barrels, vats, tub and other coopers’ products of wood, including staves 4416.00.10 00 4416.00.90.00  
19. Tools, tool bodies, tool handles, broom and brush bodies and handles, of wood; shoe last and trees, of wood 4417.00.10 00 4417.00.20.00 4417.00.90.00  
20. Builders joinery and carpentry, of wood 44.18  
21. Tableware and kitchenware, of wood 4419.11.00 00 4419.12.00 00 4419.19.00 00 4419.90.00 00  
22. Wooden article of furniture not falling in chapter 94 4420.90.10 00  
23. Other articles of wood 44.21  
24. Wood pulp 47.01, 47.02, 47.03, 47.04, 47.05, 47.06  
25 Prefabricated buildings, of wood 9406.10.90 00  

CESS RATE FOR TIMBER AND TIMBER PRODUCTS
Timber Cess (Amendment) Order 2019
Timber ProductCess Rate
(a) Logs of all species excluding coconut trunk of Cocos nucifera RM5.00 per cubic metre or part thereof
(b) Sawn timber (all sizes of Chengal, Damar Minyak, Nyatoh, Kembang Semangkok and Red Balau) RM255.00 per cubic metre or part thereof, either kiln-dried (KD) or air-dried (AD) sawn timber
(c) Sawn timber (all sizes of Rubberwood) RM125.00 per cubic metre or part thereof, either kiln-dried (KD) or air-dried (AD) sawn timber
(d) Timber strips (of Jelutong, Dark Red Meranti, Light Red Meranti, Red Seraya and Red Meranti) RM125.00 per cubic metre or part thereof, either kiln-dried (KD) or air-dried (AD) sawn timber
(e) Sawn timber (all sizes and species other than of species referred to in items (b), (c) and (d)) RM5.00 per cubic metre or part thereof
(f) Dressed timber (S4S), E1E, E2E, E3E and E4E (of Rubberwood and Chengal) RM125.00 per cubic metre or part thereof
(g) Dressed timber (S4S), E1E, E2E, E3E and E4E (of species other than Rubberwood and Chengal) RM5.00 per cubic metre or part thereof
(h) Moulding RM5.00 per cubic metre or part thereof
(hh) Veneer of Oil Palm Trunk for all thickness RM5.00 per cubic metre or part thereof
(i) Veneer other than of Oil Palm Trunk (2mm thickness and less) RM5.00 per cubic metre or part thereof
(j) Veneer other than of Oil Palm Trunk (exceeding 2 mm thick) RM255.00 per cubic metre or part thereof
(k) Plywood RM5.00 per cubic metre or part thereof
(j) Blockboard, Laminboard, Battenboard RM2.00 per cubic metre or part thereof
(l). Particleboard/Chipboard RM2.00 per cubic metre or part thereof
(m) Railway sleepers and crossings, transmission posts, unassembled pallets, fine-ripped door stiles, agriculture stakes, cross-arms, stiffeners for flakeboard railway crossings, fenders and wallings of species other than of species referred to in items (b) and (c) RM5.00 per cubic metre or part thereof
(n) Finger-jointed and/or laminated sawn timber (of Rubberwood and Chengal) RM85.00 per cubic metre or part thereof
(o) Finger-jointed and/or laminated sawn timber (of species other than Rubberwood and Chengal) RM5.00 per cubic metre or part thereof
(p) Logs of coconut trunk of Cocos nucifera RM50.00 per cubic metre or part thereof
Note : No cess rate for medium density fibreboard (MDF)

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Last Updated: 08 September 2020