FAQ FAQ

  • Soalan : How to import round cabbages and raw coffee beans?
    Jawapan : Importation of round cabbage and raw coffee beans requires import permits from FAMA. The import permit will only be issued to quota holders through the e-permit system. Quota application to import round cabbages and raw coffee beans must be submitted to FAMA using the special forms purchasable at FAMA offices.
  • Soalan : What are the certificates required for importation of groundnuts?
    Jawapan : Agents/importers importing groundnuts must enclose the Certificate of Health and Anapsis (Aflatoxin content) Certificate from a competent authority of the exporting country for each consignment effective 1 December 2006.
  • Soalan : What are the certificates required for importation of honey?
    Jawapan : Agents/importers importing honey must enclose the Certificate of Health and Certificate of Analysis (veterinary drug residue[Chloramphenicol]) from a competent authority of the exporting country for each consignment effective 1 December 2006.
  • Soalan : What are the certificates required for importation of cheeses?
    Jawapan : Agents/importers importing cheeses must enclose the Certificate of Health and Certificate of Analysis (pathogenic bacteria Listeria monocytogenes ) from a competent authority of the exporting countries for each consignment effective 1 December 2006. The Certificate of Analysis submitted must detail the analysis conducted was by a laboratory accredited and recognised by the competent authority of the exporting country.
  • Soalan : What are the certificates required for importation of peanut butter?
    Jawapan : Agents/importers importing peanut butter must enclose the Certificate of Health and Certificate of Analysis (Aflatoxin content) from a competent authority of the exporting country for each consignment effective 1 December 2006.
  • Soalan : What are the requirements to import food products to Malaysia?
    Jawapan : Complying with the relevant food standards as stipulated in the Food Act 1983 and Food Regulations 1985.
  • Soalan : Are there any charges for inspections conducted by MAQIS?
    Jawapan : There are no charges imposed.
  • Soalan : What actions must be taken if harmful pests are found during the inspection of consignments?
    Jawapan : The consignments will be denied entry and confiscated by the enforcement officers.
  • Soalan : What is the quarantine period for live fish?
    Jawapan : The quarantine period for live fish is 7 to 14 days.
  • Soalan : What are the requirements to import frozen and processed fish?
    Jawapan : Requires an import licence from the Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM)
  • Soalan : What are the requirements to import fresh fish?
    Jawapan : Requires an import licence from the Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM)
  • Soalan : What are the requirements to import live fish?
    Jawapan : Requires an import licence from the Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM) and a permit from the Department of Fisheries and a Certificate of Health from the exporting countries.
  • Soalan : Where can I obtain the application forms for importing organic fertiliser?
    Jawapan : The form is available at any state MAQIS office, entry point or from the Department of Agriculture Website
  • Soalan : What actions will be taken if the treatment method is not stated in the phytosanitation certificate as required in the import permit?
    Jawapan : The consignments will be denied entry and confiscated.
  • Soalan : What are the effects on the consignments if the exporter’s address on the import permit does not match the exporter’s address on the Phytosanitation Certificate?
    Jawapan : The name of importer and address must be identical on both documents. Failure to comply with this rule can result in the consignments being denied entry.
  • Soalan : What are the requirements to import rice seed planted in the Philippines?
    Jawapan : An import permit from the Department of Fisheries Malaysia is required. The terms are stated in the import permit, such as the quarantine period after entry.
  • Soalan : What are the requirements to import young coconuts (fresh nut)?
    Jawapan : An import permit from the Department of Agriculture Malaysia is required.
  • Soalan : What are the requirements to import woodchips?
    Jawapan : Some of the requirements to import woodchip are
  • Soalan : What are the requirements to import fresh bananas from Indonesia?
    Jawapan : Importation of bananas from Indonesia does not require an import permit. However it is subject to quarantine inspection at the entry points.
  • Soalan : Do imported horses require quarantine? If so, how long is the quarantine period?
    Jawapan : Imported horses must be quarantined. The quarantine period depends on the exporting country (based on Animal Ordinance 1953)
  • Soalan : Do imported birds require quarantine? If so, how long is the quarantine period?
    Jawapan : Imported birds must be quarantined. The quarantine period must not be less than 7 days.
  • Soalan : Do imported dogs and cats require quarantine? If so, how long is the quarantine period?
    Jawapan : Imported dogs and cats must be quarantined. The quarantine period must not be less than 7 days.
  • Soalan : Do cattle imported from Thailand require quarantine? If so, how long is the quarantine period?
    Jawapan : The quarantine period required is 10 days. The payment for the quarantine period is RM2.00 per day for each cattle.
  • Soalan : What are the requirements to import cattle from Thailand?
    Jawapan : An import permission letter from the Director General of the Department of Veterinary Services is required.
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