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Malaysia Prepares Checklist for Import and Export of Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals

Import/export of environmentally hazardous chemicals under customs orders shall be registered with DOE in advance and complete registration on MyEHS system.

In November of 2023, Malaysia's Department of Environment (DOE) published a checklist form for application for the import/export of hazardous chemicals under the Customs (Prohibition of Imports) Order 2023 and Customs (Prohibition of Exports) Order 2023 (hereinafter referred to as the Custom Orders).

According to DOE, all applications for the import and export of environmentally hazardous chemicals subject to the Customs Orders must be made through the Environmental Hazardous Substances Information System (MyEHS) systemThe checklist shall serve as a supporting document for DOE to issue review letter. 

Details of the checklist items are listed below:

Part A: Company information

  • An Application Letter with information below:

    Company name and profile; Type of application (importation / exportation) amd Responsible contact person (name, designation, contact number and email)

  • Importation / Exportation details in Part B

  • A copy of company profile

  • A copy of latest business license from local authorities

  • A copy of latest Business Registration Certificate from the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM)

  • Chemical analysis reports of the chemical (if applicable)

  • Process flowchart indicating the usage of chemical (if applicable)

  • A copy of latest approval letter from DOE

  • A copy of latest prescribed premises licenses from DOE (if applicable)

Part B: Information of the Chemical Industry

  • Chemical name and trade name

  • Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

  • HS Code and CAS number

  • Import/Export quantity

  • Name, address, telephone and email of the importer/exporter

  • Purpose of importation/exportation

  • Use or uses of the chemical

  • Point of exit/entry in Malaysia (Port)

  • Production capacity (tonne/month) (or any other applicable unit)

  • A proforma invoice/invoice

The checklist form can be accessed here.

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