Importation of Waste Paper

Importation of Waste Paper

Procedures for Importation

About Importation of Waste Paper

The importation of waste paper to Malaysia falls under the purview of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). On 31 December 2021, MITI issued a media release (download here) to announce that the effective implementation date is 10 January 2022 where waste paper intended for import into Malaysia is subject to an inspection process and the issuance of a Certificate of Approval (COA) as per the Customs (Prohibition of Imports) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2022 (download here).

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

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 waste paper.

Importation and Inspection of Waste Paper

Guideline for Importation and Inspection of Waste Paper (JANUARY 2022 EDITION  NO: 1) – download here

Applicable HS code:

No Tariff Code Description
1
4707.10
Unbleached kraft paper or paperboard or corrugated paper or paperboard
2
4707.20
Other paper or paperboard made mainly of bleached chemical pulp, not coloured in the mass
3
4707.30
Paper or paperboard made mainly of mechanical pulp (for example, newspapers, journals and similar printed matter)

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 Malaysian Customs Department and Port Authorities
  • COA Application through e-Permit System
  • MATERIAL RECOVERY FACILITY SCHEME (MRF) & MANAGEMENT OF IMPORTED SCRAP & WASTE SCHEME (MISW)
  • Inspection - Management of Imported Scrap and Waste Paper
  • Methods for Importation and Inspection of Waste Paper Into Malaysia

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