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Friday, February 22, 2013

Malaysia Sea Freight local shipping import/export charges + clearance


 
SEA FREIGHT local Import / Export charges + Clearance & Handling. 

Remarks : Handling charges can be varies by vendors as well as different port of entries. ( charges below is of average ) 

Export

Carrier average charges 
1) Bill of lading fees ( export ) : RM110/set
2) EDI fees : RM30/set
3) THC
i) RM40/CBM ( LCL) 
ii)RM350/20ft and RM520/40ft /HC ( GP containers / general cargoes) 
iii)RM510/20ft and RM770/40ft /HC ( Reefer container ) 
iv)RM380/20ft and RM565/40ft ( DG class 3 ) , RM420/20ft and RM625/40ft/hc (DG class 2) , RM465/20ft and RM695/40ft/hc ( DG class 1) 
4) Express Release fees (For Bill of Lading if needed ) : RM110/set

Average Local export clearance charges
1) Forwarding fees : RM100/container
2) Custom documentation : RM50/set
3) Custom examination : RM100/container 
4) Government service fees : 6% on above item 1,2,3
5) SMK ( EDI ) : RM30/set
6) Container Haulage / Transport : As per Haulage association tariff  or Transport charge per destination ( Will post as next subject)
 7) If fumigation needed ( all wooden material need fumigation ) At range : RM650/20ft & RM75040ft 

Do not include other charges such as , labour charges if needed , custom cess ( such as for rubber goods) , Extra Port movement charges , SSR and etc ( should there is delay in port entries or  custom clearance and etc )  

Other special permits follow up or application such as certificate of origin and etc , as per forwarding agent service fees which may range from RM100 to RM500 or more.

Import
Carrier average charges 
1) Delivery Order : RM150/set
2) EDI fees : RM30/set
3) THC
i) RM40/CBM ( LCL) 
ii)RM350/20ft and RM520/40ft /HC ( GP containers / general cargoes) 
iii)RM510/20ft and RM770/40ft /HC ( Reefer container ) 
iv)RM380/20ft and RM565/40ft ( DG class 3 ) , RM420/20ft and RM625/40ft/hc (DG class 2) , RM465/20ft and RM695/40ft/hc ( DG class 1) 
4) Delivery Order collection fees : RM5/set
5) Agency Fees : RM130/set

Average Local Import clearance charges
1) Forwarding fees : RM100/container
2) Custom documentation : RM50/set
3) Custom examination : RM100/container 
4) Government service fees : 6% on above item 1,2,3
5) SMK ( EDI ) : RM30/set
6) Container Haulage / Transport : As per Haulage association tariff  or Transport charge per destination ( Will post as next subject)
7) EFT (Electronic Fund transfer for duty payment ) RM25/transaction.

Do not include other charges such as , labour charges if needed , LKIM fees ( For fisheries items and etc) , Extra Port movement charges , SSR and etc ( should there is delay in port entries or  custom clearance and etc )  
Do not include Import Duty and Sales Tax. 
Other special permits follow up or application such as certificate of origin and etc , as per forwarding agent service fees which may range from RM100 to RM500 or more.






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limmy9 said...

I need to know the clearance cost + local handling charges for 1,000 kg and 3,000kg from Indonesia. Please advice. Thank you

VK said...

Clearance cost At Port Klang Seafreight base on per revenue ton ( m3 or weight whichever greater ) 1000kgs=1m3

Subject to other charges such as storage if delay in cargo collection , carpenter fees and etc per official receipts.

For 1000kgs should be around : RM832
For 3000kgs should be around : RM912

Breakdown below

1)THC: RM40/m3
2)EDI: RM30/set
3)DO: RM110/set
4)DO collection fees: RM5/set
5)Agency fee: RM130/set
6)Forwarding fees: RM100/shipment
7)Custom exam : RM50/shipment
8)Custom docs: RM50/shipment
9)GST 6% : RM12
10)SMK : RM30/shipment
11)EFT : RM25
12)Transport within Klang valley : RM250 up to 3 tons (depend on delivery address)

VK said...

Above charges do not include any charges occur in Indonesia and Ocean freight from Indonesia to Port Klang. ( Base on shipping term freight prepaid at Indonesia - CIF Indonesia Port)

WINSTON said...

what is the total cost to load 3000 mt of flour into 20'container and transport all the way to port Klang on board.
Also what is the freight cost for the same to any port in Vietnam

healfaster said...

how much total cost for LCL cargo + import clearance at port klang for goods (210kgs,1cbm)

VK said...

3000 mt , you will need approx. 130 x 20ft container ,taking consideration you load up to 30mt per 20ft ,although the is upgrade container available to load up to 28mt per 20ft. (Do not have pick or warehouse location and volume per shipment. Cant give you total charges ) Local charges and haulage you can obtain from earlier posted. Ocean freight Port Klang to Ho Chi Minh Port ( USD150/20ft ) subject all local charges both end.

VK said...

LCL cargo import for 1CBM total estimated cost will be same as comment on April 7 - RM832 .

In Malaysia , 1CBM = 1000kgs

Angie said...

what the difference between EDI and SMK(EDI)?

Why FA charges custom examination fee sometimes?

VK said...

EDI - Electronic Data Transfer applied by Shipping line ( for Manifest )

SMK - Electronic Data Transfer applied by custom broker ( for custom documentation)

VK said...

***Revision updated on 16th Jan 2012 ( Price increase on Delivery order and Terminal charges ).

BKK said...

I bought 3 furniture items at 109kgs from Bangkok and they just arrived at port klang. How do i get them? I called the local agent here given by the bangkok contact and they said that I've to appoint a forwarding agent. Can i not go and collect the goods myself? What are the charges like for a forwarding agent to send the items to cheras? thx

VK said...

Hi , you need to appoint a custom broker , unless you wanted to clear the goods yourself which i think not advisable. You will need to got thru few processes like , go to the EDI shop for custom forms , lining up for custom clearance and etc. In regards to the other question. What is your shipping term negotiated. If your terms with seller is DDU ( door delivery) , then you will not be charge any bill. Unless items is dutiable. In your case look like personal effect shipment. Should be no tax (subject to custom approval).

VK said...

Is your shipment LCL or Full Container. Look like LCL to me base on the volume. If your buying terms end at CFS then you need pay all applicable charge . Depends on Forwarding company , charges may be varies. Averagely you will be charges
1) LCL charges: RM40/m3
2) EDI : RM30
3) DO fees : RM110 to RM140
4) Agency fees : RM130
5) DO Collection fees : RM5
6) Forwarding fees and clearance service fees range from RM250 to RM400 ( or lesser if you negotiate)
7) Transport fees without labour around RM250 for a 1 ton lorry.

Syahrizan said...

Hi,

recently, i noticed that the Bill of lading fee has increased to RM140. can you advise me or got any circular why the fee has increased to RM140. Please advise.. tq!

VK said...

Bill of lading fees have been increase from a range of between RM110/set to RM150/set. There is no official circular on this yet ( i guess it has yet to be regulated by the Industry association or body related.) Could be no one really bring this matter up the board. If you notice beside the Bill of Lading fees, Terminal Handling (THC) are varies to from RM335/20ft to RM340/20ft and RM500/40ft to RM520/20ft. It happened since early this year and it all depend individual Carriers( shipping lines)with their notifications letter. Some are still billing the old price (RM110/set and old THC fees. I think it will not be long. If market accept the increase , why not bill the extra ringgit. This have no benefit to the logistics industry . Without a standard fees,although is small, it will effect small SME and forwarders. And this can be a start of other chain effect on others fees.

Anonymous said...

hi . My name is mohana. Bro i am bringing in supplements from USA to Malaysia via ship to port klang. I need an agent to do all my clearance work at port klang. Items weighted at 1300kgs. Whats the cost for all the charges. I have my own transportation so i just need it cleared and send it to my lorry.
Kindly advice
My contact
email is mohanacrazy@yahoo.com

VK said...

Hi Mohana, first important thing you need to have before importing health or food supplements, you need to obtain a permit from the ministry of health. Without this, most forwarding company will not accept the job. Forwarding company cannot apply on your behalf , and your goods cannot clear custom.

As for the local clearance charges it should be as listed ( HOW may m3-volume of your goods? multiple with below) This will be the average charges ( BUT depend on agents , could be cheaper or more expensive)

1)THC: RM40/m3
2)EDI: RM30/set
3)DO: RM150/set
4)DO collection fees: RM5/set
5)Agency fee: RM130/set
6)Forwarding fees: RM100/shipment
7)Custom exam : RM50/shipment
8)Custom docs: RM50/shipment
9)GST 6% : RM12
10)SMK : RM30/shipment
11)EFT : RM25
Subject transport, custom duty , port storage and etc ( depend on agent value added service provided if any,such bank endorsement, documents collection and etc )

Anonymous said...

Thanks bro. I have applied but till now i don't get a proper answer from them. I have approached few supplement sellers and they also do not have proper documents but yet they can bring in the supplements. If u know any forwarding agent please email me his details.
Thanks VK

VK said...

hi, consumer products must have proper approval from the related ministry. Suggest you follow up with the authority prior import. As for forwarding agent contact you can choose a forwarder from SFFLA ( Selangor Freight Forwarders and Logistics Association) member directory http://www.sffla.com
Or may be you can check with the others seller for their forwarder contact.

Anonymous said...

hi VK. need some advice. I have a FCL of furniture coming in from Bali. i.e. reclaimed wood, metal and some fabric items. What kind of import duty and sales can i expect. Thanks.

VK said...

Hi there, for custom related tariff you can check at http://tariff.customs.gov.my .You need to key in the HS Code to obtain full information to avoid wrong result ( by word ). But recommend you to check with a forwarding agent to assure for updated information. Wooden items may need permit especially if sawn timber related. As for decorative should be at import tax 20% and sales 10% , Fabric depend on what material and metal ( not condtruction related) -usually at least 10% sales tax applied.

mohd ridwan majid said...

hi,
saya baru nak import barang2 dari china, jadi saya langsung xtahu bab clearance ni. boleh saya tahu tax gov untuk alat tulis, barang elektrik, perabut dan textile nye.maksud encik permit tu ape ye.

VK said...

Hi Encik Ridwan,

I cannot advice you the tax involve without actual goods details . FYI- final tax approval will at custom approval. Suggest you check the custom tariff at http://tariff.customs.gov.my
And also contact a forwarding agent for help. They can give you the ESTIMATION. Every individual items and group have its own tariff. Meanwhile for Permit ( it will be refer to approval from authourity to safe guard,control and etc , such as ministry of health for foods related goods, Sirim for electronic goods , consumer goods or construction and etc. All this will are stated in custom tariff. You can actually buy a custom tariff book for reference if you are regular importer Or just ring a forwarding agent for help.

dianaq42 said...

Hi, i'm going to set up a camera and equipment business soon but have no idea on freight. I need to import my commodity from KL to KK, Sabah. Can i know the price per m3 for door to door service? What else should i take into consideration?
Kindly advice. Thank you.

Diana(dianaq42@hotmail.com)

VK said...

Hi Diana, Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu. Domestic shipment (no issue on tax and permit) . Since your goods will not be large, i guess. You may choose to ship LCL seafreight . Ring up any forwarder and stated your requirement. If your KK delivery point within KK town area, you should be charges more or less RM300/m3 (minimum fees =1m3 (meter(L)x meter(W)x meter(H)or 1000kgs = 1m3. And ask to include marine insurance. Will not cause you much ( will cost less than 1% of your goods value) You need to make proper packing of your goods. Best is make a wooden crate and box it up or palletize it to avoid damage . You can pay extra to get the warehouse to do it. Ask the forwarder.

DavKCH said...

Hi.. I would like to enquire about auto shipping. I need to send waja from Kuching, Sarawak to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. What are the procedure and what shipping rate? Please advise. Thank you.

choonhooi said...

Hi, I am planning to purchase some building materials (HS Code: 940600900) from Shanghai that takes up one 40ft container. Could you help to provide me what are the procedures to have the container shipped from Shanghai to Ipoh (door to door). I would like to know what is the total cost for this whole shipment (except the sales and inport tax)? I am planning to engage a freight forwarded to do the shipping, clear the custom, and then haul the container to my location in Ipoh.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

thank you.

VK said...

Hi DAVKCH,

Recommend to use RORO vessel. You can contact (Wilakota Agencies 082-336277) They are ship agent for a RORO vessel. You will need to drive your car to their Kuching warehouse receiving point and later collect it at Kota Kinabalu release point. The one important thing to take note is, if you have come personal effect items to ship together in the car , you must inform the agent prior booking for custom clearance, or else hugh custom penalty will occur , if found. ( not recommended to ship personal inside the car. The agent no liable for damage or loss if any) . Total budget price , will be at range of RM2500 to RM3000 for the job.

VK said...

Hi Choonhooi,

Import from Shanghai a 40ft container. Prefabricated buildling items, you may get some tax discount if your China supplier can give you supporting docs for ACFTA agreement.

Base on shipping term FOB Shanghai (you need to purchase cargo insurance )Loading and local charges as China on supplier account. Ocean Freight approximately USD650 (RM2080) for a 40ft Shanghai to Port Klang.

Trucking Port Klang to Ipoh approximately RM5200 Or RM2600 if you immediate unstuff within 4 hrs. Trailer wait and return to Port Klang.

Recommend you to look for a forwarder in Ipoh itself (usually they have offices in Port Klang) You can get better costing as they usually have regular traffic rather than those from Port Klang , truck will be MTY return , causing double fees to as high as RM5200/container.

Other charges for Port clearance at Port Klang as followed. ( Estimated ONLY. Actual depend on individual forwarder)

1)THC: RM520/40ft
2)EDI: RM30/set
3)DO: RM150/set
4)DO collection fees: RM5/set
5)Agency fee: RM130/set
6)Forwarding fees: RM150/shipment
7)Custom exam : RM100/container
8)Custom docs: RM50/set
9)GST 6% : RM18
10)SMK : RM30/shipment
11)EFT : RM25
Subject transport , custom duty , port storage and etc ( depend on agent value added service provided if any,such bank endorsement, documents collection and etc )

theshadow994 said...

HI VK,

Firstly, I think you have a wonderful BLOG here which might be helpful for some 1st timers here.

I'm intending to deliver 2000 litres of palm oil in 100 containers of plastic Jerry cans - 25 litres each. I assume this can be packed in 2 wooden pallets. Basis, appreciate if you can give me the breakdown cost (estimated)for delivery to Siem Reap, Cambodia from Port Kelang - LCL term.

VK said...

You can make a LCL booking up to Phnom Penh CFS. ( Consignee will have to clear and collect from here to Siem Reap)

I would suggest you split the goods into more pallet with proper lash and stretch film wrapped ( best is at only one stacking and layer a board before stacking). LCL shipment involve many shifting. The jerrycan may slip during movement. Unfit packing may cause you extra charges for re-packing at warehouse .

Ocean freight for LCL PKL to Phnom Penh is about USD35 to USD40/ m3.

Other charges at Port Klang(average)
Shipper to provide export permit ( Some categories of Palm oil produce need export permit).

1)THC: RM40/m3
2)EDI: RM30/set
3)BL: RM150/set
4)Telex fees if needed: RM80/set
5)Forwarding fees: RM100/shipment
6)Custom exam : RM50/shipment
7)Custom docs: RM50/shipment
8)GST 6% : RM12
9)SMK : RM30/shipment
10)Transport within Klang valley : RM250 up to 3 tons (depend on delivery address)

hana said...

hi,i'm new to this.can u explain wat is lLCL n others?i wanna ship from usa to malaysia..it's babies thing like stroller etc..can u tell me the cost?know any company handling shipping from usa to malaysia?n how long would it takes to deliver?

hana said...

39.4'x60'x21.2' i should use which sized? the weight about 120kg can u tell me the cost shipping from usa to malaysia + clearance and all. i have no idea bout this and do u know any company/services that ship from usa to malaysia?

VK said...

LCL ( less container load) Your goods will be sharing with other goods consolidated into a GP container. Your cargo size (39.4'x60'x21.2')= 12m x 18m x 6m? Should be in inches i guess ( 1m x 1.53m x 0.53m) = 0.81m3 (120kgs).Base on your cargo size, you can either opt for Airfreight or Seafreight (Not big varies if you dont mind pay some extra for faster delivery)

By flight depend on your pick up point in USA. Would take 4 to 7days. By seafreight could up 30 to 45 days.
You can contact any freight forward company you know located in Malaysia. They have representative in USA to handle for you. Contact a few for price comparison . Also request the seller to offer you the shipping cost to compare.
Base on your volume ,Door to Door cost will not be less than RM2000 or could be more depend on your USA pick up point.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I bought 3-5CBM of furniture from Bali, the cargo I hired will send them till Port Klang only, can you quote me the cost of procedure but use my own lorry.

VK said...

Breakdown below per m3 (average depend on forwarding agent you appoint) . New importer. Custom appoint may take up to 3 working days. Suggest you get this appoiintment done prior import to avoid extra storage and delay cost.

1)THC: RM40/m3
2)EDI: RM30/set
3)DO: RM150/set
4)DO collection fees: RM5/set
5)Agency fee: RM130/set
6)Forwarding fees: RM100/shipment
7)Custom exam : RM50/shipment
8)Custom docs: RM50/shipment
9)GST 6% : RM12
10)SMK : RM30/shipment
11)EFT : RM25
Subject transport, custom duty , port storage and etc ( depend on agent value added service provided if any,such bank endorsement, documents collection and etc )

Custom duty for Furniture should be only Sales tax of 10% . But if it is not a furniture , decorative items then will be 20% import duty and 10% sales tax.

Wooden article may subject to import permit. ( check type of wood imported ) Not endanger or prohibited species

razzack rambo said...

Hi Vk,

i'm still confused on how to calculate the charges.. i'm not in the logistic business but sometimes need to know the cost of export or import. i'm trying to know how much it'll cost me , i'm importing a container on CFR term to Penang Port. Can you help me calculate how much it'll cost me in clearance and local handling cost ? i'm in Prai, The haulage cost is RM 500.

VK said...

Hi Razzack, Other charges for Port clearance as followed. ( Estimated ONLY ( should be lesser) Actual depend on individual forwarder)and some varies if you use direct carrier service . + container deposit ( refundable)

1)THC: RM335/20ft & RM500/40ft
2)EDI: RM30/set
3)DO: RM150/set
4)DO collection fees: RM5/set
5)Agency fee: RM130/set
6)Forwarding fees: RM150/shipment
7)Custom exam : RM100/container
8)Custom docs: RM50/set
9)GST 6% : RM18
10)SMK : RM30/shipment
11)EFT : RM25
Subject transport , custom duty , port storage and etc ( depend on agent value added service provided if any,such bank endorsement, documents collection and etc )

razzack rambo said...

Hi VK,

Thank you man for the fast reply.

Anonymous said...

Hello VK,

I have some used personal effects that need to be cleared at port klang. Could you advice me on the average total cost of appointing an agent to do custom clearance (no need to transfer to my door)?

Four standard boxes(L41xW31xH51cm each)
Total Weight: 52kgs

Which forwarding agent would you recommend?

VK said...

Hi, As for forwarding agent contact you can choose a forwarder from SFFLA ( Selangor Freight Forwarders and Logistics Association) member directory http://www.sffla.com

Your consignment , only a one time shipment ( personal effect) and at a minimum volume, would also suggest you request the consolidator ( the carrier who delivery your goods to Port Klang) to do the clearance. Average below cost applied. Not much varies who do the clearance. BUT Be sure no prohibited items .

Subject to other charges such as ocean freight and port of origin charges (depend on your shipment term)

1)THC: RM40/m3
2)EDI: RM30/set
3)DO: RM110/set
4)DO collection fees: RM5/set
5)Agency fee: RM130/set
6)Forwarding fees: RM150/shipment
7)Custom exam : RM100/shipment
8)Custom docs: RM50/shipment
9)GST 6% : RM12
10)SMK : RM30/shipment
11)EFT : RM25
12)Transport within Klang valley : RM250 up to 3 tons (depend on delivery address) If needed.

Anonymous said...

Hello VK,

Thanks for your prompt reply.
My shipping agent did give me an option to appoint another agent to do the custom clearance because theirs are simply too expensive....-.-

Also want to ask you what does DO original mean ar? What document is this?

VK said...

Hi, your consignment is a personal effect.( a one time shipment). This could be a reason you will be charged some extra. Try to negotiate and inform you be helpful and will to involve (such as collection of document and deliver to the company and etc). But i do not recommend. The time spend and travelling cost will back to same later on your pocket.

On your other question .DO Original = Delivery Order (Original copy). You will get this from the carrier you ship the cargo with on exchange with the original Bill Of Lading and full payment on freight and all local applicable carrier charge. The DO is a document you need to exchange for your goods.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I am importing a few roll of fabrics from Turkey. So, 1 roll of fabric with 3 m the length and 25 cm width of a round shape but long , how much it will cost me get it to Malaysia port klang from Istanbul-Turkey .

By ship or by freight how much it will cost?
Thanks

阿祖儿 said...

HI VK,

Our company intends to export sawn timbers. However, it's the first time and we have no ideas and would like to estimate the shipping cost. Please advice. Appreciate your reply.

Ex-Port Klang to Trieste/Antwerp/Salalah/Qaboos/Hongkong

VK said...


Averagely December 2012 rate per below
Ex-Port Klang to Trieste (USD1200/20ft & USD2400/40ft, PKL to Antwerp (USD1400/20ft & USD2700/40ft, PKL to Hongkong (USD50/20ft & USD100/40ft). Sorry that i have no update on PKL to Salalah and Qaboos

Above is only the Ocean freight, you need to add on other local charges , custom clearance and transportation.

Sawm timber usually enjoy special rate due to good export volume (number of containers per shipment). Ask the shipping line for timber rate. You may get up to a 25% cheaper rate than regular other cargo rates. Since you are a new exporter, you may work with a timber specialize freigt forwarder for good rate ( since they have contract and bulk rate) + export clearance familiarisation. Ask around the market you will know them.

Export sawm timber need MTIB approval (Malaysia Timber Industry Board)

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

You've got a great blog here!

I would like to know what are the transport charges if I were to import fitness equipments from China?

This is my first time importing goods from China.

Can I get a broker to settle the logistics?

Pls advice.

VK said...

China is a big country. Transport charges varies from every pick up point. Since you are first time importer , would suggest you appoint an international freight forward to handle your shipment.
Especially if you purchasing from a trader or small exporter in China , there will involve more communication than just buying and paying , when come to exporter regulation in China and other tax excemption tariff if applicable

Anonymous said...

Hi, my name is Johan. I just bought a table from Bali and I'm arranging the shipment.

What will be the local shipping charges and custom clearance? I don't have the weight of the table but the dimensions are 60cm x 208cm x 85cm.

Can you help to calculate all cost involved including the import duty and the delivery to my doorstep in mont kiara.

Thanks.

VK said...

Hi Johan ,

Freight and handling at Bali seller arrangement .

Below is what you expect at Port Klang.
I guess this is a wooden article.

1) Wooden furniture incur 10% sales tax. Should this is a decorative item, then import tax 20% and sales tax 10% applied. Wooden items may need permit especially if sawn and of protect species wood.

2) For the charges . Estimated Only and Weight unknown.

FYI- If your goods is too heavy to be lift by man , you will need to pay for lorry with rear end hydraulic ramp fixed. ( May cost up to RM800 with labours to transfer the good to your door step with pallet hand truck.)

Base on dimension given ( your goods approximately 1.1m3

Local Port Klang charges, you will be billed . (average)

1)THC: RM40/m3 (RM44)
2)EDI: RM30/set
3)DO: RM150/set
4)DO collection fees: RM5/set
5)Agency fee: RM130/set
6)Forwarding fees: RM100/shipment
7)Custom exam : RM50/shipment
8)Custom docs: RM50/shipment
9)GST 6% : RM12
10)SMK : RM30/shipment
11)EFT : RM25
12)Transport within Klang valley : RM250 + labour RM100 ( RM350) should you goods can be lifted by man.

Subject to Custom tax and duty , custom physical cargo inspection if any , CFS storage if any.

joe said...

Hi VK,

are you a forwarding agent? Can i ship my furniture through your company? You can email me your contact details to my email; joeputra81@gmail.com

Thanks,

Johan

Anonymous said...

Hi VK,

It's a very informative and helpful blog of yours. Hope you can answer my query about DO:

Could it be possible there is more than one DO in a single shipment? For example if someone imports 10 containers (same item) at one time.

TQ
Steve

VK said...

Hi Steve,
Number of the Bill Of Lading issued for the shipment determine number of DO release. DO will be release to a party first presented the original endorsed Bill of Lading.

If you want more than one DO for a shipment of 10 containers, you need to split the shipment during booking or Bill of Lading preparation.

Answering your question , yes . You can have more than one DO for a same shipment , but split into individual Bill of Lading and description. Eg. One BL/DO only for 3 containers , another BL/DO only for the balance 7 containers.
And there will be extra charges for each on documents, handling and clearance fees.(since it is consider a two different shipment)

Anonymous said...

Hi VK,

Thanks for your prompt reply and answer.

If you do provide forwarding service, please kindly drop me your contact at stevechai@kotrakl.com.my.

Have a nice day!

TQ
Steve

Prashanth said...

Hi VK,

Wonderful help sir, greatly appreciate all your info. Im a first time exporter too, trying to export sawdust to Korea. Would like to know, how many containers do you think we will need for 1000 tons of sawdust (loose form, not compressed to blocks). Also what is the safest payment terms and procedure between myself and the buyer that you would suggest, considering this is a high volume and cost order?

Thank you so much.

VK said...

Hi Prashant,

You mentioned container. Not knowing your packaging type ( however , should it be in jumbo bag, bags or loose) you may follow below guide .Take note of broken storage space . ( means if 33m3 it does not mean you can load 33m3; due to weight limit and cargo shape.

20ft GP container ( maximum cargo weight 28000kgs , maximum volume 33cbm)
40ft GP container ( maximum cargo weight 28000kgs , maximum volume 67cbm)
40ft HC container (maximum cargo weight 28000kgs , maximum volume 76cbm)

For sales term , best is Payment in advance, if not go by the Bank . Check with local bank for shipping credit service. As for Freight , go for Freight collect -FOB term. Buyer will nominate a carrier and cargo insurance. You will only responsible for the local charges, stuffing and all related charge at Port of loading till container ship onboard vessel.

Prashanth Kay said...

Hi VK Thank you so much for the advice. Would like to know, I looked for HS code in customs tariff site. And there are a few columns that pop up i.e. import rate, export rate, sales tax, excise, etc. It is nil for my search for all these columns except "Export Rate" which shows 10%. What does this mean, and how do I include this into the price of my export to buyers? How is export rate calculated and what is the difference between export rate and sales tax, excise etc.?

VK said...

Yes, you will need to cost in the 10% export tax. Generally Import ,export and sales tax are calculated by cargo value while excise duty on cargo quantity.

Prashanth Kay said...

Hi Vk, thanks again. So how do i value my cargo? Does customs have a fixed value, and how do I find out? Or is this whatever price I am charging my client, which should be stated? Bit unclear abt this process, sorry.

VK said...

If your shipping term
CnF , cost and freight + (×10% export tax) or CIF , cost,insurance and freight +(×10% export tax) or FOB , cost +(×10% export tax) and so on for ex-work, FCA term and etc. Export and import tax calculated from your commercial invoice .Excise duty may have fix value × unit of quantity. And sales tax calculated from total of all tax + commercial invoice value.

Mike Lee said...

Hi VK

I need you help. I want to know how much the clearance cost + handling charges + all other charges (tax) if i want to import a 20" container of stainless steel locksets.

thanks.
Michael

Mike Lee said...

Hi Vk,

forgot... the shipment is from Guangzhou, China and to deliver to Kuala Lumpur City Area...

20ft container of stainless steel locksets.

thanks.

Neo Loh said...
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Neo Loh said...

Dear VK,

I am first importer to import a set of laser cutting machine from a of supplier in Shandong, China. The net package is 5.712CBM,gross weight 750KG with wooden box packaging.
Question 1: Have any taxes for importing laser cutting machine?
Question 2: How do I clear my machine from custom in Port Klang? What is clearence steps? (Sorry, I am fresh here)And besides DO, any others documents need to present when clearence my machine? Thanks.

Regards,
Neoloh

VK said...

Hi Mike, lock sets incur import duty 25% and sales tax 10% . Calculated base on per kg basis.

Other charges you can obtain from my other posting.

VK said...

Hi Neo,
Machinery are usually tax free. laser cutting machine will be tax free.
First time importer you need to appoint a custom broker to assist on the clearance. This will take up to 3 working days for approval processing. You need to get this done prior cargo arrival to avoid storage and other delay charges.
You may check with a custom broker to obtain the clearance charges.( My other posting charges can be taken as a guide) I always suggest , to appoint a company you know or near your office ( for easy documentation and etc ) for first timer.
If you need help you can obtain forwarding agent contact from SFFLA ( Selangor Freight Forwarders and Logistics Association) member directory http://www.sffla.com

Lil MM said...

Hi VK,

Do you provide service as an international freight forwarder? Can you please drop me a mail at the below:
huimtan@gmail.com

Thanks.

Katty said...

hi, if i want to import door frame from kota kinabalu to west malaysia, is any tax or duties on the importation? thanks

VK said...

There is no duty apply on goods movement within Malaysia(dosmetics). just take note of protected species and contraband item. (Some woods are)

Anonymous said...

Hi VK, I need an agent in Malaysia which can help me import and do clearance from Taiwan. I don't have import permit. Do you have any recommendation?

My email is freego.trading@foxmail.com or skype: freego3144.

Thanks!

Tien

VK said...

Hi Tien, what are the items you import? If the permit you mentioned you do not have is relate to your goods, then you should first apply the permit with relevant authority. Forwarding agent cannot apply on behalf. You can contact any agent from the list of company in www.sffla.com if you are in Selangor.

Anonymous said...

Hi VK,

If am planning to bring in textiles (completed suits)from Bangladesh and handycraft from Indonesia. What will be the tax? How do i go about importing the goods, who do i need to contact in Malaysia to clear the customs?

Anonymous said...

You have a very helpful blog here. Thanks. I neee to ship some IKEA furniture frim malaysia urgently . Pls contact me on salgreen80@yahoo.com

VK said...

Hi Salgreen, i do not arrange shipment, but i believe your comment posted here shall lead some logistics company to contact you soon.

Al Hafiz Shah said...

I wany to import supplement from usa to malaysia. Total weight 50kg. Quantity 10 bag. Supplier said i must arrangge the shipping myself. The good is fob from thier warehouse. Let say the price is 1000 usd. What i must do in order to get the stuff from there to my house? What is the estimated cost using sea and need some one transport it from port klang to ipoh.

VK said...

Hi there, in regards to import of clothing and handicraft. You will expect 10% sales tax on the items at least. (depend on actual items you bring in) Eg. Clothing suit can be of many categories and materials made. While for handicrafts are too , what materials wood?, metal? clay ? house use? You are advice to appoint a forwarding agent . Get a recommendation from someone you know if you are new importer.

VK said...

Hi Mr. Al Hafiz Shah,

Food supplement need import permit from the Health Ministry. You need to first obtain this before import. Since it is only 50kgs , why not try courier service? If you want to use a freight forwarder service , you will expect more or less RM3500 to RM4000 for this Airfreight consignment ( 50 kgs best use airfreight) How big is the consignment? (Size of package) If large then go by Seafreight . Contact a forwarder for help.
BUT TAKE NOTE of the import permit to be obtain first.

Anonymous said...

Dear all, I am a new company and plan to import supplements from the phillipines. my product is current been in process by the KKM. we plan to get the import licence by august 2013. as such we are looking for a importer agent and registered storage service for our product. the product is in capsule and we solo distributor for Malaysia. anyone able to provide this service please email me Trex_ton@yahoo.com.

Anonymous said...

I got quote from forwarder/custom broker that includes "multistop for custom check". What is that? Are there any fees that we can negotiate with forwarder/custom broker?

VK said...

Hi, it could be just another charge code for the service provided. You need to clarify this with your forwarder.
Service fees usually negotiable .Other charges not negotiable are those with official receipt, such as port bills of storage and container removal and etc.

Anonymous said...

Hi VK,

I appreciated you for all your comments. It seems that you are an expert in logistics.

I am based in Penang, and I am trying to import some samples from California, USA. The samples consist of food items (canned, packaged, processed), household hold (cleaning, detergent) and personal care (soap, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion), and they will be palletized (1/2 of normal pallet).

What do I need to do in terms of appointing forwarding agent and so on? This is my first time importing goods, so I need detail explanations.

Thank you in advance for your feedback.

Peter

VK said...

Hi Peter, suggest you contact a few forwarding companies in Penang . And work with one who willing to guide you thru. You need to obtain relevent permit on your own. (from the Ministry of Health and MAQIS ) depend of the type of items you bring in.

Anonymous said...

Hi VK,

Thank you for the reply. Do I need permit for importing personal care and household products such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste and cleaning agents?

Best,

Peter

VK said...

Yes, you need permit. How convincing are you this is for your personal use? Even if it is a special shampoo due to medication description by doctor abroad and no available to be sold in Malaysia , you still need to obtain a permit.
You can only declare this as personal effect items if you are moving back from abroad and items are not new and at your consuming quantity.

Anonymous said...

Dear VK,

Thank you for the prompt reply again. No, it is not for personal use. I am trying to import the goods for sale within Malaysia. First, I am trying to bringing in a small quantity of samples first.

Best,

Peter

VK said...

You should get the MSDS( material Safety Data Sheet) of the products or some imformation, and applied permit with the DOH. At least pre-inform and obtain approval to get in the samples. Samples are small quantities, but still need consumer to test it right? If you are keen on the biz, you should applied for relevant approve asap, since you will need to get this approval soon or later. The process is fast and not difficult.

Anonymous said...

Dear VK,

Once again I really appreciated your prompt reply. You have been a big help.
Some of the samples are already in the market, and I am trying to bring them in for evaluation purposes. My vendor in the US informed me that MSDSs are available. Do I need to visit MOH personally to apply for the permits?

Peter

Rizal said...

Hi VK,
I'm just about to export health supplement products to Sihanoukville Port,Cambodia via Port Klang.I need an estimation of freight charges.For your info i have already check that there will be no custom duty from our site, size of goods 20ft container or less, weight about 800kgs.Hope you can help me.TQ

gs.kwang said...

Hi VK,

I need an estimation cost per kg to export shirts to Ohio,US. Please help to advise by including all misc charges. Very much appreciated.

VK said...

HI Rizal, PKL to Sihanoukville , Ocean Freight alone will be around USD700/20ft or if LCL : USD30/m3 Subject to local port , export and clearance charges.

Hi Kwang, via Air or Sea Freight? How many kgs , if via air

Via Seafreight LCL should be at range USD145/m3 or /every 363kgs + RM850 to RM1200 for the local PKL export and clearance charges ( depend on your pick up points.

Anonymous said...

Hi VK, my supplier is arranging 28/mt 20"FCL minerals from India (CIF). Seek your advise any extra local handling charges need to be incured.

Thank you
Tee

Yasmeen said...

Hi VK,

FIrst of all thanks for REALLY great information you have here. I am a 1st time importer and need some real advise.

I am importing goods from US to Malaysia and need to know what the cost is like for clearance, and what is the best shipping option in terms of packing and air/sea freight. The items that I am shipping Corelle dinnerware sets. 1 set (box) is around 11 x 6.8 x 11 inches ; 12.7 pounds. I will be shipping around 40 sets. Also what is the clearance fees?

Thanks in advance!

journey of a lady said...

Hi Vk,

your blog is very useful and i believe many of newbies will refer to the information stated.

i am thinking to buy some furniture pieces like 4 dining chairs & 2 single settee from Bangkok. i will buy from flea/vintage market and i doubt the shipping service is provided :)

could you advise what is the easiest way to arrange the shipment from Bangkok & estimated shipping cost (it wont fill the whole freight container)

many thanks

VK said...

Hi Tee,

28mt is gross container weight or nett cargo weight?. You cannot load more than allowed as stated on the container CSC plate. For an upgrade 30mt -20ft container , max you can load is 26mt more or less . So long it's within the CSC plate stated will be ok and no extra charges. If over ,you may encounter many inconveniences and subjected to acceptance by revelant service provider, idenmity issuing to port , vessel and etc and risk of claims. Any accident if happen at your account. Container will be weigh during port entry and you cannot hide this.

VK said...

Hi Yasmeen, what is your shipping term ? Your cargo would appear to be around 0.5m3 to 1m3 ( approximately 240kgs (depend the final actual box- i guess you will box up all items into 1 unit,since there are small) .
If your seller sell to you CIF up to Malaysia ( you responsible only on the local Malaysia charges) , then seafreight or airfreight will come to almost same (may around RM800 more or less- subject custom tax if any ( opt for Airfreight for fast arrival and easy handling) .
If you are buying FOB and cargo not urgent ( you responsible for pick up from USA)Go for seafreight. You will save more than 1/2 the cost comparing with use of Airfreight.

VK said...

Hi Journey of a lady,

No worry . Nothing impossible, so long there is a pay for the service. You can contact a freight forwarder ( usually the shop owner have one ) If not you get one.

You can liase with the forwarder to collect the goods from each respective point (or a single point where you already place it ( eg, the hotel) . They can arrange shipment back to where you want it be. A Volume Less than a container load ( will be ship as LCL) . (Consol with other goods)

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freight guru said...

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Anonymous said...

VK

I'm planning to ship my belongings back from USA to Malaysia. Hope you can answer my questions. Their total weight is below 600 pounds. But after they are palletized their weight and size would increase.

What do you think would be an approximate total quote for custom clearance of my things at Port Klang and delivery to home in Shah Alam? Would appreciate a breakdown of the price.

Do I really need a Malaysian forwarding agent to help with custom clearance at Port Klang, Malaysia? Can I do it myself? Would it get more complicated and costly if I did it myself?

If I have unused things that I bought several years ago, are they taxable? I do not have the receipts to prove I bought them years ago.

Which forwarding agent would you recommend in Malaysia to provide the "Port Klang to the house service?" The house is about half and hour drive from Port Klang.

If you can recommend a company for a door to door service for personal effects from California to Port Klang Malaysia, please do so too.

Thank you!

VK said...

Hi, You are using a forwarder service in USA for your export. Do they handle door to door ( I believe they do ). The US Forwarder will able to make delivery up to your door step in Malaysia. They have agent network in Malaysia. Request for their service.
You can do your own clearance, but I believe you will not want to go thru the process.( My advice is appoint a forwarding agent to do the work. This is not an over the counter transaction).

Personal effect shipment is no dutiable, as long as it is not new , contraband items or same items huge quantities (more for sales) Local Port Klang charges and delivery for cargo less than 2m3 would be approximatelt RM1000 or less.

journey of a lady said...

thanks for your reply.. :)

Anonymous said...

I wanted to import ceramic tiles for my house renovation in Kuala Lumpur from china, atleast a 20foot container from guangzhou,china. How much do you think it will cost? Is there any tax? thanks., Kloe.

Mei said...

Hello,

I would like to ask a question regarding customs duty.

If you've have paid customs duty but you found out later on that it is the wrong tariff code, is it possible to claim your duty back? Is there a procedure and time frame to dispute and claim back that amount paid?

Thanks.

VK said...

Ocean Freight from Guangzhou to Port Klang alone is approximately USD550/20ft (subject to export and import local and clearance charges ) Ceramic tiles imported must be of finished product (not unpolish which need import permit) Depend on type of tiles custom import tax is around 60% and salex tax 10%. But if your supplier can provide Coo(Certificate of Origin from China - China FTA with Malaysia) you only need to pay sales tax.

VK said...

Hi Mei, wrong tariff declaration is an offense and liable for custom penalty , although your case is different than those of cheating with wrong tariff to escape tax. You can check with the custom department with relevant prove of your import but i would say, it will take long and difficult process and you may as well just forget about it. Ask your custom broker about it, since declaration is done by them.

nam seng said...

our goods have arrived at port of pasir gudang yet still pending for license issue and cause delay on getting goods out...
may i know where to check on penalty after demurrage free 3 days?

VK said...

Hi Nam Seng, you can contact the shipping line office . They will provide you the demurage tariff calculation or your forwading agent. Both can help. There will also be Port Storage and removal charges .

nam seng said...

but i dunno why our shipping agent keep rejecting provide the info, that's why i'm asking you here... maybe because we're firt time dealing with them? today is the deadline, should start counting tomorrow... somemore the goods need to be in frozen storage, should cost us a bomb!

VK said...

Hi nam seng , who is the shipping agent? A forwarder or shipping line? This is our country customer service standard. Rejecting request or do not want to help or no nothing, bad training? You have the right to know. Talk to the import salesman ,he will help if he is a good salesman.

Since there could be some varies between carrier , but should be at below range . Check this link for the demurage http://www.dnd.com.my/cms/global_detention_charges.jsp or from a friendly carrier site, eg www.oocl.com , go to malaysia, on the left menu, look for demurage and detention . Listed whole malaysia tariff of theirs.

Reefer container will incur at port monitoring , electricity ,storage and extra movement fees for over stay . Www.johorport.com.my go to site footer , resource centre, tariff and rate. You contact them for an answer too. There should be emc rm65/20ft,rm110/hc, monitoring and electricity rm105/20ft,rm130/hc, per shift (8 hourly), storage rm4/20ft,rm8/40ft per day. Hope this may help .

nam seng said...

thanks so much.
just to ask if there's anybody just left the goods at the port and didn't do anything? will there be penalty or the importer will be blacklisted?

VK said...

Hi Nam Seng, leaving the goods in the port is no at all a solution. Charges are building up daily . I do not know what goods you brought in and what reason you cannot get a permit. If you do not make a clear bill on this cargo of container, you will not able to have your next import or any transaction with the shipping line,forwarding agent or the port. Should your next consignment have arrived Malaysia, you will still have to clear all pending bills before your new shipment being released.
Shipping line have the right to aution off your goods to recover their service fees, but again , is your cargo valuable or allowed to be imported. At a norm situtation, if the cargo is prohibited by the authority to be imported but already landed ,it got to be return back to Port of Origin (not other country or port) . OR request for disposal, if allowed ( most of the time not allow ,depend of your type of goods. The country cannot be use as a dumping ground).Hope your consignment is not in either case. Knowing the daily charges, you should act fast on the permit and any other decision.

Anonymous said...

hi VK,

if I order a poultry feed from the australia company for 3,000 tons. How much from the melbourne,Australia port to klang or kuantan port? how much it will cost per ton? the company said they will deliver using jumbo bags and it will cost around 150USD (around RM 450) per ton.. the price is still consider cheap or not?
If i want to use the bulk carrier ( i mean not in the jumbo bags.. non-packaging i mean) is this cost will be cheap? i have a tanker lorry that can pick-up the poultry feed from the port..

Need some advice please..thanks

janey yip said...

hi, im janey here. can you code me the both ait freight and sea freight shipping cost? the details of shipping will be....

These will be the information I had.

450kg [30 boxes] +75kg [10 boxes] =525kg total weight [total will be 40 boxes]

my contact number will be 0162182863.My email will be janey_0322@live.com.my

From Malaysia Petaling Jaya to Vietnam Hanoi City
please call me once you done codation. thanks

VK said...

Hi Janey, I do not have much information on your cargo, if base on 525kgs via Air PJ to Hanoi town area , is may cost approximately RM5500 to RM6500 . Via Sea freight PJ to Hanoi town are will cost average RM1200 to RM1300/rt (m3)

VK said...

Hi, in regards to the poultry feeds from Australia. USD150/ton. I guess inclusive of freight,loading port export charges and jumbo bag price. I cannot advice on products CIF price but for freight charges from Australia to Port Klang on conventional will approximately per below:
Jumbo bags usually are come at 1 mts per bag and freight rate varies somewhere probably USD30 to USD60/rvt (m3 or tonne whichever greater) . It again depends on the vessel owner costing and nos of vessel deployed and demand in such service route. If the liner is on their route, it could be cheaper or else adhoc call liner may work it at an adhoc call port cost + deviation

Patty Assavalertpaiboon said...

Anybody knows about Deconsol fee?

I bought goods on CIF term and it came by sea.. and the shipping line company asked for this fee which I think it's my responsibility to pay this.

Patty Assavalertpaiboon said...

Sorry I mean it's not my call to pay for such fee.

Of course, there are other charges like THC, Handling, Facilities, CFS, Status, D/O fee.

VK said...

Hi Patty, your import is into Port Klang? You are sharing your container with other importers and distribute the goods from CFS ? If you are the single importer , you will only be charges LCL charges (for less a container load )or the THC (Full contianer load) plus the other mentioned local charges.

Anna said...

VK,
If I would like to ship lotions from US to Malaysia and mail them using USPS, should I get a forwarding agent to help me with the customs? I heard that I need to ask for a permit from the pharmaceutical department which need me to give them an authorization letter from the manufacturer. What if I'm not an authorized seller for the brand? How can I ship them to Malaysia and make sure they will be release from the customs? Or should I get a custom broker? I heard there's some shipping company that can help with that.

Unknown said...

I plan to manufacture some food items & deliver to Singapore. Can someone advise the procedure & cost

VK said...

Hi Anna, I suggest check with the Ministry personally. Forwarding agent cannot apply the permit on your behalf. You need to register and apply online. http://portal.bpfk.gov.my or key in
www.bpfk.gov.my will bring you to the quest system page.

Anonymous said...

hi vk..a very nice infoblog..
i would like to ask how much total cost sea freight + tax to any india port..for 600mts palm olein by using a flexitank (not include flexibag) only container 20ft??
thank you for viewing..hope u could help me to quote the price..

Anonymous said...

from port klang

VK said...

Hi, for freighing you can check my other page 'Regular Port Ocean Freight update. For tax structure best you obtain from the buyer , and a recommendation is to deal with CIF term ,since clearance and other risk at destination may not be on your hand and advantage.
http://malaysialogisticsbuzz.blogspot.com/2010/11/regular-ocean-freight-update-november.html?showComment=1367986265846#c6397863591725668622

Hurin85 said...

hi
i need to know the clearance cost and local handling charges for 200kg to 300kg from vietnam.please advice..tq.

VK said...

Hi Hurin, (Do not include pick up and clearance for export charge at Vietnam ), base on 300kgs from Ho Chi Minh Airport to KUL Airport will cost you approximately RM1500 + RM800 for clearance and delivery from KUL Airport to Klang valley area.

Anonymous said...

Hi Vk,
I'm a newbie in this freight thingny and i would like ur advice.I intend to import religours sandstone frame roughly 30 to 50 large and small glass frames with approximate weight of 500kgs from Bangkok to port Klang. What are the proceeders,handling arrangements ,cost, rate ,insurance,tax and so forth.Goods that i'm importing is fragile n breakable,which company do u reccomand that can handle this job from door to door?thanks and please advice.

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VK said...

Hi, in regard to import of stone carving. Depend on type of stone,it will incur 30% import tax. On the packaging, it will be subjective, the producer should know better.Be it using a proper cushioning materials with a strong outer container ( a full wooden crate maybe)to protect your shipment fully. Make sure you have enough cushioning materials to ensure that the contents do not move when you shake the container.

On the cargo insurance,beside the deductibles maybe higher than those damaged item values ,you need must know unless there is external damage visible, internal damage is subjective.

What is generally excluded in a Marine Cargo Insurance Policy?

Loss or damage due to Inherent Vice , Delay, Insufficiency of packing, loss or damage due to financial default or insolvency of the ship owner etc.

Therefore fragile goods, special attention to be taken on the packaging.

On the logistics cost, 500kgs ( let said about base on 1m3 , it may cost approximately RM2500 (pick up Bangkok area seafreight to Port Klang area with delivery within Klang valley, subject to custom duty. Hope this may give you a guide. Suggest you contact a forwarder to work on this, since you are a newbies.

Anonymous said...

Hi VK,

Can i check with you what is Shipping Agent's IID charges? Is that a compulsory charges that will charge from my forwarding agent?

Thank you.

Pky28 said...

Can anyone email me some Agent/ Broker contact number?

My email: kcce7368 [at] gmail [dot] com

VK said...

Hi, IID (integrated Import Document ) or Delivery Order for LCL or loose cargo. It a compulsory charge ( depend on consolidator - may range from RM140 to RM150/set , previous old rate RM80 to RM110 not longer valid now)

Anonymous said...

Hi VK. Could u provide me few forwarder contact details from port klang to penang. I would like to know also the charges for 20ft and 40ft container. TQ... email haslinda@penangtimessquare.com

lee kc said...

i want import frozen food from china beijing,by using 40feet refeer contain to klang port . about 2000 kg. how many cost?

VK said...

Shipment from Beijing will be via seaport Xinggang . As for May '13 ocean freight for a 40ft reefer Xinggang port to Port Klang will cost about USD1100 subjected to local charges both end . (Do not include trucking,clearance,port thc and documents and etc)

prettycai17 said...

Hi VK
On the 31st of May I have the following 2 pallets arriving in Singapore. They are fibreglass product and there is some DG because of the resin hardener.
1 pallet 508 kg 120 x 120 x 105 cm
1 pallet 289 kg 120 x 180 x 70 cm
total 797 kg
I need these two pallets shipped duty free to Langkawi. I have the options to ship by sea to Duty free Langkawi but the company is not reliable with the sailing time which will be "around mid June"
Any other option? i.e. road
transport for instance.
Thanks

VK said...

Hi prettycai17, yes you can always opt for road transportation . Use bonded trucking is duty unpaid. Road trucking will end at Kuala Kedah jetty . From there cargo will be transfered to Langkawi. Check with a Forwarding company located at Kuala Kedah or Langkawi. They have the trucking and total service.

Anonymous said...

Hi VK,
We will be importing Steel Wire Rod for welding (in coils form) from China, supplier name QingSteel.
The HS code will be either "7227.9 or 7217.9". Do you have idea what is the procedure on importing?
Also we recently implemented anti dumping, will this impose with 25.2% duty?

Many thanks
Tee

VK said...

Hi Tee, you can check Malaysia Import tariff from
http://tariff.customs.gov.my
7227.90 - Need permit from MOHA .Add on Effective Aug 2009-fully exempted from import duty with condition, i)The manufacturer is licensed under the Industrial Co-ordination Act 1975, Customs Act 1967, Sales Tax Act 1972 or Excise Act 1976 ii) That every application for exemption is accompanied by a mill certificate fro manufacturer .
7217.9 - Need permit from CIDB or Sirim prior import.

Stanley Kong said...

Hi VJ,
I would need to import a few pack of starch powder(100kg only) from Taiwan to Penang for the start, can you advice what would be the best way and procedure and cost incur, pls help and thanks in advance.

Stanley.

VK said...

Dear Stanley,
What kind of starch ? Maize,potatoes( you need a permit issue by or on behalf of the Director General of Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection services (MAQIS) .100kgs , cheapest option via Airfreight . With proper documents ready,total door to door delivery cost may cost you approximately RM1500 or less depend on your shipping terms.

Salman Sajal said...

First of all tq sir for the good info.i want to know the charges for potatoes for 20 ft and 40 ft origin from bangladesh to clear and forward within klang valley from port klang.your advice are most appreciated.do email me because we are trying bringing more products from bangladesh to malaysia. aankatrading@live.com ..tq sir

VK said...

Hi Salman,

First get permit from the Director General of Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection services (MAQIS) . As for Import charges. Ocean Freight for General container from Chittangong to Port Klang should be at a range of USD120/20ft and USD240/40ft .
Local Charges at Port Klang. ( 1USD=3RM) GP containers only . Reefer different tariff rate.
1)THC: RM350/20ft GP ,RM520/40ft GP
2)EDI: RM30/set
3)DO: RM150/set
4)DO collection fees: RM5/set
5)Agency fee: RM150/set
6)Forwarding fees: RM150/shipment**
7)Custom exam : RM100/container**
8)Custom docs: RM50/set**
9)GST 6% marked**
10)SMK : RM30/shipment
11)EFT : RM25
12)Haulage depend on delivery address (If around KL wholesale market should be at range RM1000/container)
Subject custom duty , port storage and etc ( depend on agent value added service provided if any,such bank endorsement, documents collection and etc )

Stanley Kong said...

Dear VJ,
Thanks for your advice. is it starch is under category flour so need the permit?
Actually is modified starch that i ask my TW sifu share his stock for me first, coz i can't find locally so far. Would this be the same case need the permit as well?

Regards,stanley.

VK said...

Hi Stanley , for food or consumer produce , need import permit for safety and control . Eg. All plants or its produce like fruits ( not process ) need approval permit from MAQIS - ministry of agriculture. While those process food or consumer product will need permit from the ministry of health . You can check custom tariff and permit requirement at www.tariff.customs.gov.my . Hope this may explain.

Stanley Kong said...

Thanks VJ, I have wrote to MOH for guidance.
Btw, do you know of any forwarder agent familiar with food clearence in Pg?

thanks again. Stanley

Anonymous said...

Hi VK,

May I know how much is the charges of container damage? (There is a hole on the wall)
How could I avoid to pay it since it is not caused by us? There was no any damages when we received it.

HH

VK said...

Hi, no hole in container during receive but later appeared. If there is not handling damage by knocking and etc, most probably just a wear and tear. Old rusted point , felt of and left a hole.Take evidence photo of the rusted hole and protest not to take responsible. If the hole is small and tiny, usually a patching can be done and cost within RM100 only.

preeco said...

Hi VK,

We are first time import item from China, no experience in import in goods from China before.

If i were to import some goods from Tianjin Port (my supplier FOB Tianjin Port, and my goods only takes about 1cbm of cargo space), what will be my shipping cost from tianjin port to Puchong, Selangor?

My goods are PVC curtain. Pls advise, Thank you.

VK said...

HI, FOB Tianjin , means you responsible for Ocean Freight, Insurance and local charges at Port Klang. For 1 m3 of goods you will expect to pay around RM950 to RM1000++ depend on space demand in China for Tianjin CFS to Puchong door. Subject to Insurance (calculated at average premium 0.4% of 110% cargo value or minimum RM60 average) if need. Custom duty at Port Klang 20% import duty and sales tax 10% if it is a buider's ware.

preeco said...

I see. If i ask supplier to send to port klang, he pay the ocean freight and every charges that occured during the process,then what should i do to collect my cargo at port klang? and roughly how much for a cargo of 1cbm (maybe in 1 or 2 pallet)?

VK said...

Hi Preeco, if you buying CIF Tianjin. Mean you pay only Port Klang local charges. For 1m3 LCL , you will expect to be billed about RM900 +- . Ocean Freight Tianjin to Port Klang for LCL should around USD20 to USD30 average per m3

workaholic mama said...

hi Vk..

I want to import baby product from usa..feeding bottles..do i need to apply premit to import this? can you calculate roughly the shipping cost to malaysia n custom clearance? the dimension of the box is 13.7inch x 6.8inch x 6.6inch weight 1.9 pound. i plan to import 20 boxes of them..what is the best way to import this item in courrier service or seefrieght? since the company i bought this item does not offer shipping to malaysia, how do i go about it? thanks

VK said...

Hi workaholic mama, plastic baby feeding bottle need permit from the Director of Enviromental Quality. And expected tax of 20% import duty and 10% sales tax. Base on your dimension and quantity given , it should reach an estimated chargable weight about 36kgs .No much different in cost for sea or air, but at this volume , usually ship via airfreight . Try to request seller to quote us on courier service. If you use normal Airfreight service from a forwarder ( depend on the pick up and delivery address), it can cost you up to RM3500 to RM4000, subject custom tax.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I am exporting household items from Muscat to Kuala Lampur. Weight will be around 100kg. Can you please let me know charges for clearing the same from airport. Also are there any restrictions in the material being sent.
Thanks
Kavi

Mandy Hoo said...

HELLO.I have a goods(glass) from china,it had arrived Klang port now.
my buying term ends at CFS.
It's weight 60.0 KGS.
I have found a forward agent,and it charged me RM 2857.54 for the goods to be taken out from klang port and transport it to Perak.
The charge exceeds my expected price so much.
can you please give me advice regarding the price?
The breakdown charges :
DOCUMENTATION:RM 200
ADDITIONAL SET RM5/SET :RM 100
SMK FEE:RM 100
FORWARDING :RM 300
MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES ITEM 6%:RM 36
CUSTOM DECLARATION :RM 100
EXAMINATION FEE=STORAGE=DETENTION IN PORT:RM 441
DOCUMENT RECOVERY CHARGES IN KLANG :RM 100
PORT CHARGES :RM150
LOCAL CHARGES IN PORT KLANG :RM 375
TRANSPORT :RM 200
DUTY30%=10%SALES TAX :RM 755.54
Is this possible??

VK said...

Hi Mandy, Different agent have different charge code , but the service provide are same. I have posted few local charges in my blog, you can judge from there. There is only some increase on Market rate on Agency fees from RM130 to RM150 and DO fees from RM110 to RM150)
I guess your goods is only approximately 1m3 base on the local charges. And you have delayed long on this clearance. Storage and port charge increases daily. ( This you can request for official receipt) .
My comment , you are charged a bit on the high side , but i really cannot comment further since i do not know your cargo details and terms + what have been transpired. BUT you do have cheap transportation (for RM200 Klang to Perak ).

VK said...

Hi Kavi, airfreight clearance at Kuala Lumpur international airport. Personal Household items. ( No contraband items,such as drugs, porno items and etc.. and perishable items)
For 100kgs -chargeable weight) you will expect to pay below more or less
THC: RM25
Breakbulk: RM50
Airport transfer: RM50
Manifest : RM32.50
Custom doc: RM50*
Custom exam : RM50*
Handling fees: RM50*
GST 6% on above marked*
FCZ fees; RM32.50
Transport charge to Klang valley : RM220 average.

Anonymous said...

Hi VK, do you have a forwarding company? Can I use your service to help me importing some supplements from USA? Can you drop me any advice for this? Email: wgyang8432@gmail.com
Thank you

Anonymous said...

Hi VK,

My name is David. I am planning to import plastic products from CHina, Qing Dao to Malaysia, Kajang for my business. The product basically is plastic cover for vehicle and roughly 500kg. I am preferrable for sea shipment because it can reduce my cost. May I know what is the estimate charges for this shipment? Do I need to apply any permit for the plastic product?

Need your advice.

VK said...

Hi David, Plastics product need import permit from Director General of Enviromental Quality. It will have an import tax structure or 20% import duty and 10% sales tax. ( estimated since not clear what plastic cover you plan to import. (Seat cover,canvas or tarpauline cover or etc)or only lace or coated with plastics (may not need permit).You can check with supplier for the product HS Code to check with custom.
Shipping Cost? 500kgs cheapest will be via LCL seafreight shipment. FOB Qingdao to Port Klang ,you will expect below average charges

Ocean freight : USD25/m3
1)THC: RM40/m3
2)EDI: RM30/set
3)DO: RM150/set
4)DO collection fees: RM5/set
5)Agency fee: RM150/set
6)Port charges: RM16.50/m3
7)Forwarding fees: RM150/shipment
8)Custom exam : RM100/shipment
9)Custom docs: RM100/shipment
10)GST 6% : RM21
11)SMK : RM30/shipment
12)EFT : RM25
13)Transport to Kajang: RM350 up to 3 tons (depend on delivery address)
Subject others charges per receipt (storage , custom tax and etc if any)

Aizuddin Yusoff said...

Hi VK, are you providing the custom clearance service? I am a student returning to Malaysia soon. I have shipped a pallete of personal stuffs (like books, cloths etc) and will be arriving to Port Klang in 1 moth time.

Kindly can I get an estimation cost for clearance of below shipment:
Size: 1.71 m3 (17 boxes)
Weight: 251kg.
Self pick-up from Port Klang after getting clearance.

Can you please contact me back (maymyk at gmail dot com), if you provide such service?

Thanks.


VK said...

Hi Aizuddin, I do not offer any shipping or forwarding service. I believe that you will be contacted by various other logistics provider after your posting here (which are visited by numerous visitors daily) . What I can do is provide you the estimated cost incur at Port Klang and clearance. For 1.71m3 of goods you will expect to pay more or less RM800 for the logistics service at Port Klang. Self collect cargo. (Not include export charges and ocean freight-which you should have been billed at Port of Loading. and(Subject to labour cost if needed, since you have about 17 boxes )

Rion Wong said...

dear all, i am a forwarded agent that process custom clearance. we specialist on heavy duty item or permit item.. kinda e-mail to
slslogistics1@hotmail.com

Joseph Yap said...

Hello,

I am going to import teas from Germany and Jam from UK. The volume will be somewhere around 100kgs. May I know how much does it usually cost for shipping to Malaysia? And do I need a import permit for this? Do I apply for permit from Ministry of Health or Ministry of International Trade and Industry? Thank you.

VK said...

Hi Joseph,

Yes for food items , you need to first obtain permit from MOH ( fosim). 100kgs airfreight from Europe, depend on your shipping term. If ex-work ( you pay pick up , clearance and freight) , depend on your pick up location, you will expect at least RM4000 to RM5000 . ( Eur is now over 4X of RM value) .

Ryzen said...

Hello,

I am planning to ship 4 car rims with tyres in one pallet shipment to Port Klang.

They weigh roughly 300 lbs.

How much will the charges at port klang be, together with the breakdown?

As for custom duties, how will it be calculated? How much will it come up to assuming the package costs USD 2000.


Thanks.

VK said...

Hi Ryzen,

Expect average below ( CIF shipment only ,Ocean freight paid by shipper)

1)THC: RM40/m3
2)EDI: RM30/set
3)DO: RM150/set
4)DO collection fees: RM5/set
5)Agency fee: RM150/set
6)Forwarding fees: RM150/shipment
7)Custom exam : RM100/shipment
8)Custom docs: RM50/shipment
9)GST 6% : RM12
10)SMK : RM30/shipment
11)EFT : RM25
12)Transport within Klang valley : RM250 up to 3 tons (depend on delivery address) If needed.
13)Warehouse and port charges: RM15/m3

Custom tax: 30% import duty and 10% Sales tax ( USD2000 will come to approximately : RM2750

Anonymous said...

Hi there,
I am going to import cosmetic from Busan korea(FOB) to Post klang.
any one know the total other charges for about 2cbm (800kg)
Do i need to apply for permit before import ?

Regards
hc.goh@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi VK,

I have just started a trading business in singapore and source from Malaysia for oversea customers.

In order to avoid the supplier deal with the buyer directly in the future, I have to hide supplier information from the buyer and visa versa. This can be done by switching the B/L.

However, I encounter 2 other problems with certification of origin and Phyto Cert which I was told will reflect the supplier information.

Need your advise for the following:

1) is the certificate of origin (CO) a must during custom clearance at Port Klang? At destination port, I understand the client do not need the CO.

2) If the CO is must at Port Klang clearance, the B/L switch will result in a different shipper and consignee between the B/L and CO at the destination, will it pose any problem at the destination port clearance. Is there a solution for this? Is there a service provide who can issue the CO without the supplier info?

3) Can the Phyto/fumigation cert supplier information be masked out during destination port clearance? or is there service provider who can provide phyto cert without any supplier information?

Thanks a million!

Really grateful for your blog, it has a wealth information....Marco

Anonymous said...

Hi VK,

Firstly, good job in helping others with import/export questions.

I am planning to import 150kg of Aluminium fabricated products (HS Code 7610900000). My company is Sole Proprietorship status. Any import prohibition / permit required? What documents do I need to provide to forwarding agent for customs clearance?

Thank you in advance.

VK said...

Hi, HC Goh, Yes. You need to first apply for a permit before import of cosmetic product. Easy process. Apply online to www.bpfk.gov.my . More of a notification .

VK said...

Hi Marco. You mention your products was origin from Malaysia and ship to oversea. ( Doesn't matter actually from where to where).
More important is what the final buyer need for custom clearance and tax exemption if any at the Port of Discharge.
1) CO or certificate of origin needed at the importation country mainly due to tax exemption and also a control to prevent some countries goods to enter into the said countries due to trade control , quality and etc.
2) Phyto/fumigation are to prevent transfer of exotic organisms (pest control) from exported or imported country
******************
CO - To apply , you must be a manufacturer with a manufacturer license and registered with MITI (a government body). Only goods made in Malaysia , export from Malaysia (with custom K2 ) can apply for CO. Believe same condition applied to all other countries too. SO CO document information cannot be amended. Or issued other than that to the manufacturer.

Phyto/fumigation not very much an issue. as shipper name can be input as your agent name in the Port Of loading. Most important is the process have taken place. There are markings on the pallets or goods gone thru the process with the certificate.

Hope above explained.

VK said...

HS code 7610900000 do not need import permit. But subject to import tax 25% and sales tax 10%. Import documents for custom clearance are packing list , commercial invoice ,Bill of lading , certificate of origin (if your seller countries in list of Malaysia free trade agreement)with this you can have discounted import duty . First time importer , you need to appoint a custom broker.

Anonymous said...

Thanks VK for answering the 7610 HS CODE question.

Inviting forwarding agents to contact me. Email : beiyer@gmail.com

VK said...

Hi Beiyer, Sorry for any inconveniences; a question raise in me. HS code 76109000 is a general code of 'others product' . i do suggest you give a more specific details of your import (Aluminium fabricated products). Your items may have a direct related hs code.At such your Forwarder will able to provide you with best Hs code proposal to the custom office.
Some aluminium complete product do not need permit, but most do, being reason Aluminium have many uses (as base item for film maker,fire arms, building , foods industries , electrical and more)The Authority may need to to know the natural business of the importer.
Question often brought up why sometime common daily use items imported may need permit. We may not realize but many illegal activities , such as drugs and explosive producer are too importing their raw materials by portion or in a complete form of other finish product and refine it to extract what they need.

Gaia Chinniah said...

Hi there, Im looking at bringing in some beauty products from NZ. Im not too sure what I would need to consider from a logistics point of view. I have a warehouse to store the products just investigating importing costs now. Your help would be much apprecated.
Many thanks

VK said...

Hi Gaia, What type of beauty product?. Comestics, supplement? You need to first apply permit from BPFK www.bpfk.gov.my/ (Ministry of Health) . Thereafter you just need to look for a freight forwarder agent. They will guide you thru from pick up , shipment , clearance and deliver to your door. Your information given here is not sufficient for me to advice a cost.

Soo Ban Ong said...

is the FCA price covering Haulage cost?

Soo Ban Ong said...

what is the difference between FOB and FCA incoterm? Please advise. Thanks in advance.

VK said...

Hi Soo, you can search in this blog with the word 'incoterm' . I have a post of commonly used incoterms.
Anwering yours

FOB ( Free On Board)
Seller responsible for loading at factory , export inland trucking , export custom clearance and port charges.
Buyer responsible for Freight charges, cargo insurance, import custom clearance and port charges, custom duty & taxes, Import inland trucking and unloading at final destination

FCA ( Free Carrier)
Usually end with a point , such as FCA Port Klang, FCA Shah Alam and etc.
Seller responsible for loading at factory to the specified point , export custom clearance and port charges
Buyer responsible for Freight charges, cargo insurance, import custom clearance and port charges , import custom duty & taxes, Import inland trucking and unloading at final destination

FCA, who pay haulage cost? Where is the specific point? If buying terms ,FCA Sungai Buloh ,eg. Then buyer pay haulage cost , since haulage require to transport the container to Port Klang. Hope this help.

Soo Ban Ong said...

VK, many thanks for your explanation. Really appreciate it. Best Regards.

Karen Ling said...

May I know haulage association tariff & transport charges?

Ricky Lee said...

There are also number of free websites which allow you to and get a near about estimate and calculate for yourself the applicable ocean freight rates and Freight bill audit are the schemes that are implemented recently along with schemes like Ocean freight and Freight audit. A lot of business companionships are still on.

Anonymous said...

Calculation costing – Busan Port to Door Charges ( Ipoh )
based on LCL cargo ( 1 m3 / 700 kgs) - ex-change rate : 3.25


Ocean freight min USD 40 - RM 130.00



Port Charges ( THC / DO/ DI Agency Fee ) - RM 400.00



Forwarding Charges

Customs formalities at Port Klang & forwarding fee - RM 254.70

Transport to Ipoh ( 1 ton lorry ) - RM 500.00

GRAND TOTAL RM 1,284.70

Hi All, Is the above freight charge consider fair price? please email me if any company have the similar services . hc.goh@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

i want import frozen food like fried chicken from china.where i supoort to get permition to import.

VK said...

Hi, Live chicken permit from department of veterinary service, meat frozen unprocessed permit from Malaysia quarantine and inspection service and if cooked or processed from department of Food Quality Control. Division, Ministry of Health Malaysia

Shopping With Ayu said...

Hi VK,
I ve been charged below for 20ft container from port new york.
1. Please advise if this reasonable?
2. What is IID Charges? It seems the biggest charges here.
Please advise ya, thanks.

20ft
Documentation fee RM 30.00
Handling charges RM 200.00
Forwarding charges RM 110.00
Agency fee RM 130.00
Custom EDI charges RM 30.00
Custom Examination charges RM 150.00
IID charges as per receipt RM 538
Haulage from Port to whouse Subang RM 741.20
Unstuffing charges 450.00
Deposit kontena RM 200.00(non refundable)

VK said...

Hi Ayu, I will not comment on the charges. I do not know what service have been provided and negotiated. For your other question, IID(integrated import document)or DO (charges paid for the release). Your forwarder could have total up the(THC(RM350),EDI(RM30),DO(RM150)+ some other charges)Small charges varies among carriers. You can ask for a listing. And for the container deposit it is refundable, unless you have used up the credit on container detention , damage and washing and etc. You can ask for listing. And if you are a new first time importer, you can do some shopping around to compare the charges if you have doubt.

Anonymous said...

Dear VK,

Really thanks for your efforts here,
I need to export to Korea on FOB terms for 40ft HQ container, is it possible to advise me the costing for all documentation fees or procedure fees in port klang? Exclude the fees that come because of the goods,

Thanks

VK said...

Hi, FOB Port Klang ( or any FOB shipment)
FOB ( Free On Board)
Seller responsible for loading at factory , export inland trucking , export custom clearance and port charges.

You expect to pay below (average-may slightly varies among forwarding agent and carrier)
1) THC : RM520/40ft
2) EDI : RM30/set
3) BL fees: RM150/set
4) Telex if needed : RM150/set
5) Container seal : RM15/container
6) Depot LOLO : RM25/container
7) Forwarding fees: RM100 to RM150
8) Document fees: RM50 to RM100
9) Custom Examination: RM100 to RM150
10) GST 6% on item7,8,9
11) SMK : RM30/set
12) Container haulage (as tariff per address)
13) Fumigation if needed :Approximately RM1200/40ft

Hope above help.

www.azteccontainer.com said...

I need theses information. Im currently doing some quoting on sime shipping prices. This can help a lot. Thanks~!

Unknown said...

Hi there, I'm opening a Vietnamese restaurant and would like to import some Vietnamese products mainly rice flour and Vietnamese coffee with a full load of 20ft container. May I know is there any specific permit required for these products? Also, what is the range of shipment cost from HCMC to Kuching, Sarawak? What's the charges for the custom clearance? Thanks for the help...

VK said...

Hi, you will need to obtain import permit first from

1. Ministry of health.
Eg procedure mau involve- 1 pack (minimum 300gram) sample for inspect. (100% checking)
- Food information label.must hv onto every packaging.
example : (Energy per/100ml (100kkal (420kj) , ( Carbohidrat per /100mln(23.8g) , ( Fat 0.g )/
- Importer label. (Cnee name & full addrs.)

2.MAQIS - Federal agriculture.Or Sarawak Agriculture department.
- 1 pack (minimum 300 gram) sample for inspect.
(100% checking)

Obtain permit prior import or else, unnecessary charges and penalty will incur , or goods may even be confiscated

Unknown said...

Vietnam to Kuching
A. Ex Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam to Kuching 20'GP
1 Ocean Freight/ ctnr USD 850.00
B. Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Charges
1 Load Port Terminal Handling Charges/ cntr USD 85.00
2 Bill Of Lading/ set USD 30.00
3 Container Seal Charge/ cntr USD 8.00
4 Telex Released/ set USD 20.00
5 Load Port Forwarding Fee/ cntr USD 140.00
6 LOLO Charges/ cntr USD 80.00
7 Warehouse & Stuffing Charges/ cntr USD 450.00
8 Health Certificate/ set USD 550.00
9 Form D/ set USD 90.00
10 Documentation Fee/ set USD 80.00
11 Load Port Haulage Charges/ cntr (Warehouse) USD 160.00
C. Kuching Charges
1 Destination Terminal Handling Charges/ cntr RM 295.00
2 Delivery Order Fee/ set RM 140.00
3 Destination EDI Fee/ set RM 30.00
4 Destination Port Charges/ cntr RM 156.25
5 Destination Forwarding Fee/ cntr RM 106.00
6 Destination SMK Fee/ set RM 31.80
7 Destination Port Railing/ cntr RM 82.00
8 Destination Custom Examination Fee/ cntr RM 75.00
9 Documentation Fee/ set RM 20.00
10 Destination Haulage Charges/ cntr (Jalan Song) RM 280.00

Unknown said...

Hi VK,

Thanks for the advise. Base on your experience, is the charges from Vietnam to Kuching overpriced?

VK said...

Hi, the quotation have 3 sections, A,B and C. A and C reasonable. B i cannot comment without complete details of the service you requested. Looking at the quotation, you are buying the goods ex-work price. You may check buying FOB price from your supplier and then you can compare the charges. Your supplier will sell you slightly more expensive per units price if FOB term . But you will pay only A and C.

hotspot said...

hi saya nak tau macamana proses yabg perlu saya buat jika say hndak membawa masuk bungkah kulat dri Sabah dan masuk ke Brunei... masalahnya disini saya nak tau apakah prosedure yg kena dibuat dan permit yang perlu disediakan... kalau boleh VK tolong saya beri no telfeon forwarding agency yg boleh membantu dalam menguruskan permit dan custom clearance...

hotspot said...

can you please send to me the names od the fowarding agents in Sabah who can do the permits and custom declaration or additional permits if I wnt to import agriculture or vegetables from sabah to brunei.. please send the fowarding agents to my ail toe.pumps@live.com

VK said...

Hi Hotspot, suggest you check with Kota Kinabalu Freight forwarder association . Since you are exporting your goods into Brunei. Custom clearance at Brunei will need attention too on the import permit. Depend on your shipping term. You may choose a forwarder who can handle both Sabah export and Brunei import. ( Export and import permit is required) .

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