Malaysia Malaysia amends custom orders to add regulated chemicals

On May 29, 2020, the following two orders on import and export of chemicals were promulgated in Malaysia. Both will come into effect on June 2, 2020.

The following substances newly became the target of regulation in Malaysia by the orders above. All of them are substances under the control of the “United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances”.

    • 3,4-MDP-2-P methyl glycidate (PMK glycidate)
    • 3,4-MDP-2-P methyl glycidic acid (PMK glycidic acid)
    • Alpha-phenylacetoacetamide (APAA) (including optical isomer)

 

Customs (Prohibition of Imports) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2020:

This order adds the above three substances to Part I, Item 9 of the Second Schedule of the “Customs (Prohibition of Imports) Order 2017”, which is the fundamental law of this order. The goods specified in Part I of the Second Schedule of the “Customs (Prohibition of Imports) Order 2017” are permitted to be imported by obtaining an import license issued from the competent authority designated for each material. Regarding Item 9 to which the substances were added this time, Pharmaceutical Services Division of the Ministry of Health is designated as the competent authority.

 

Customs (Prohibition of Exports) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2020

This order adds the above three substances to Item 20 of the Second Schedule of the “Customs (Prohibition of Exports) Order 2017”, which is the fundamental law of this order. The goods specified in the Second Schedule of the “Customs (Prohibition of Exports) Order 2017” are permitted to be exported by obtaining an export license issued from the competent authority designated for each material. Regarding Item 20 to which the substances were added this time, Pharmaceutical Services Division of the Ministry of Health is designated as the competent authority.

 

*The Federal Gazette of Malaysia has been inaccessible from Japan since March 2020. Therefore, if you are interested in acquiring the original text of these orders, please contact us at the following e-mail address.
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