Preparing to ship your goods from UK to Malaysia? Fill up our contact form to receive a free shipping quotation today!
LCL is used when you are shipping small quantities of cargo that are not enough to fill a standard shipping container.
FCL, on the other hand, is preferred if your shipment of goods is large enough to fit one full container load.
Prohibited items for export from the UK
According to the government of the UK, goods that are prohibited for export include
- Animal fur
- Counterfeit currency
- Pirated or patented goods
- Cash amounting to more than £1,000
Prohibited items for import into Malaysia
Some common items that are prohibited for import into Malaysia include
- Poisonous chemicals
- Cocoa pods from Indonesia or Philippines
- Turtle eggs
- Pornographic material such as films, photographs or paintings
Items that require an import license from Malaysia
Examples of items that require an import license from Malaysia include
- Corals (living or dead)
- Agricultural products like vegetables
- Plants such as orchids
Tax and duties on exports from the UK
Goods exported from the UK to the outside of the European Union (EU) are subjected to export tax and duties. This amount is determined by the commodity code of the good that you intend to export.
Tax and duties on imports into Malaysia
Examples of export documents required for UK include
A commercial invoice is a document issued by the freight forwarder. It contains details such as the type and quantity of goods to be exported.
A consular invoice is used by the customs to verify details such as the country of origin and value of the shipment.
The ECSI is a document prepared by exporters to facilitate the shipping of goods to the destination.
It provides clear instructions on how the goods should be transported and handled, leading to cost and time savings.
The NES declaration is used by exporters to declare their intention to ship goods to countries outside of the European Union.
Some documents needed for importing goods into Malaysia include
- Bill of lading
- Commercial invoice
- Custom declaration form
- Packing list
Not sure how you should go about shipping your goods from UK to Malaysia? Contact us today to see how we can help!