Updated: Oct 3
What is the Excise Duty?
A tax imposed on certain goods imported into or manufactured in Malaysia.
What Goods are subject to Excise Duty?
Cigarettes, tobacco and tobacco products.
Playing cards (Playing Cards).
Manufacturing of which goods requires an excise license?
Alcohol / Liquor / Todi
Tobacco / Cigarette
Vehicle / Playing Cards / Mahjong Tiles
How do I apply for a license to manufacture and warehouse goods?
Submit an application letter with 2 copies of form JKED No.1 and supporting documents to the nearest customs office.
How to be certain that cigarettes sold are not contraband
Imported Cigarettes have a tax label affixed to the box
Locally manufactured cigarettes have a security ink mark printed (diamond) on the box
How can I make sure the liquor bought is not contraband?
Imported liquor / locally manufactured liquor has tax label affixed to bottles / cans / containers
Locally manufactured beer/stout has a security ink mark printed on the bottle/can/container
Excise (Exemption from Licensing) (Amendment) Order 2022
On September 9, 2022, in the exercise of the powers conferred by:
subsection 20(2) of the Excise Act 1976 [Act 176], the Minister gazetted the Excise (Exemption from Licensing) (Amendment) Order 2022.
You are strongly encouraged to read the Order to obtain all the relevant information.
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