Importation of Metal Scrap

Importation of Metal Scrap

Procedures for Importation

About Importation of Metal Scrap

The importation of all metal scrap and waste paper to Malaysia comes under the purview of Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). On 31 December 2021, MITI issued media release (download here) to announce the effective implementation date is 10 January 2022.  All scrap metal and waste paper intended to be imported into Malaysia are subject to inspection process and issuance of Certificate of Approval (COA) as per the Customs (Prohibition of Imports)(Amendment)(No.2) Order 2022 (download here) 

Initially, MITI announced the inclusion of three (3) HS codes that require COA from SIRIM.

Recently, on 16 April 2024, MITI announced (download here) an expansion of HS codes requiring COA through the publication of the Customs (Prohibition of Imports) (Amendment) Order 2024 [P.U.(A) 69/2024] (download here), effective 1 May 2024. This expansion involves an additional 23 HS Codes under the ‘metal waste and scrap’ category, bringing the total number of HS codes requiring COA to 26.

For the purpose of importation for these HS codes, SIRIM has published a guideline to facilitate the industry in obtaining COA. This guideline outlines the procedures and requirements for importation and inspection of metal scrap.

Importation and Inspection of Metal Scrap

  • Guideline for Importation and Inspection of Metal Scrap ( EDITION  NO: 2) – download here 

Applicable HS code:

No. Tariff Code Description
1
72.04
Ferrous waste and scrap; remelting scrap ingots of iron or steel
2
74.04
Copper waste and scrap
3
76.02
Aluminium waste or scrap
4
7503.00.00 00
Nickel waste and scrap
5
7802.00.00 00
Lead waste and scrap
6
7902.00.00 00
Zinc waste and scrap
7
8002.00.00 00
Tin waste and scrap
8
8101.97.00 00
Tungsten (wolfram) waste and scrap
9
8102.97.00 00
Molybdenum waste and scrap
10
8103.30.00 00
Tantalum waste and scrap
11
8104.20.00 00
Magnesium waste and scrap
12
8105.30.00 00
Cobalt waste and scrap
13
8106.10.10 00
Bismuth waste and scrap
14
8106.90.10 00
Bismuth waste and scrap
15
8108.30.00 00
Titanium waste and scrap
16
109.31.00 00
Zirconium waste and scrap
17
8109.39.00 00
Zirconium waste and scrap
18
8110.20.00 00
Antimony waste and scrap
19
8111.00.10 00
Manganese waste and scrap
20
8112.13.00 00
Beryllium waste and scrap
21
8112.22.00 00
Chromium waste and scrap
22
8112.31.00 00
Hafnium waste and scrap
23
8112.41.00 00
Rhenium waste and scrap
24
8112.52.00 00
Thallium waste and scrap
25
8112.61.00 00
Cadmium waste and scrap
26
8112.92.00 00
Other metal waste and scrap

Method of Importation

  • Type 1A : Pre-shipment by SIRIM
  • Type 1B: Pre-shipment by Foreign Inspection Body ( FIB) with MOA
  • Type 1C: Pre-shipment by Foreign Inspection Body ( FIB) without MOA
  • Type 2: Pre-shipment by Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)

Application System

Application Process

 1.  SIRIM Pre-shipment Inspection

2. Foreign Inspection Body with MOA – Temporary Closure for new FIB Registration, refer to announcement (click here)

  • List of Approved Foreign Inspection Body (FIB) with MOA – Type 1B – Download here

3. Foreign Inspection Body without MOA – Temporary Closure for new FIB registration, refer to announcement (click here)

 4. Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)

 5.  SIRIM Post-shipment Inspection at Port

 6.  Quota Inspection and Management of Imported Scrap and Waste

  •  Application Form for Management of Imported Scrap and Waste (IW/FOR/01-1) – Download here
  • Inspection Guideline for Using Imported Recovered Materials (IW/DOC/01-01) – Download Here

 7.  SIRIM Post-Shipment Inspection at Storage Yard

For more information please contact at 03-5544 6000 or email at scrap@sirim.my

Downloads - Slide Presentation Materials

  • CPO & SOP FOR COA: ROYAL MALAYSIA CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT AND PORT AUTHORITIES
  • COA APPLICATION THROUGH e-PERMIT SYSTEM
  • MATERIAL RECOVERY FACILITY SCHEME (MRF) & MANAGEMENT OF IMPORTED SCRAP & WASTE SCHEME (MISW)
  • METHODS FOR IMPORTATION AND INSPECTION OF METAL SCRAP INTO MALAYSIA
  • GUIDELINES FOR IMPORTATION AND INSPECTION OF METAL SCRAP - EDITION 2

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