Service, Regulatory Updates and Important Notifications

Service, Regulatory Updates and Important Notifications

Service, Regulatory Updates and Important Notifications

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COVID-19 News


We are monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.  Stay connected with the service impacts here.

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The impact of COVID-19 is causing local, state, and national governments around the world to issue work and travel restrictions on a daily basis, which are impacting our ability to meet our high standards of service. 

As a result, we have made the decision to suspend our money-back guarantee (MBG) for all FedEx Express services, effective immediately until further notice.

Because FedEx is an essential transport service provider, we will continue operating as government restrictions and regulations allow, and we continue to execute contingency plans in an effort to provide outstanding service to our customers.

We recognize and appreciate the crucial role we play in the global supply chain and connecting the world during this critical time, and we remain focused on serving our customers and providing relief supplies to areas that need it most. 

The Malaysian Government announced the implementation of the Restricted Movement Control Order throughout the country effective 18 to 31 March 2020 to address the COVID-19 situation.

This new measure exempts utility firms that are of critical importance to national interest, such as those in transportation and logistics, water, electricity, telecommunications, oil and gas, and broadcasting sectors.

As a transportation firm, FedEx will be operating as normal throughout the movement control period. Logistics play a crucial role in this time of uncertainty and we would like to reassure you that our services shall remain available during this restricted period, while keeping the health of our team members as our foremost priority.

We are closely monitoring the situation and making adjustments to our operations as needed. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help support your business during this difficult time. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our Customer Service Hotline 1800 88 6363.

We wish you well during this crisis and hope you and your family remain healthy and safe.

Service News

Effective September 29, 2021, you can use Touch ‘N Go E-Wallet QR pay function to pay for your freight and duty taxes handled by our couriers or shipments lodged at any of our FedEx ship centers nationwide.

Find out here where are our nearest ship center is located!

Indonesia will enact a new regulation on August 1, 2021, that could impact how international shipments imported into the country are cleared by the local customs authority.  Failure to comply with this new regulation could result in shipment delays.

 

Beginning August 1, 2021, the regulation requires shippers located outside Indonesia to:

(1) Obtain the Tax ID ("NPWP") of their consignee/recipient in Indonesia for each imported shipment; and 

(2) Input the Tax ID ("NPWP") into the "Consignee" or "Recipient" section of the Air Waybill and Commercial Invoice.

 

What you need to do when shipping to Indonesia beginning August 1, 2021:

● Contact your consignee in Indonesia to obtain their local Tax Identity Number / Tax ID (known locally as "NPWP").

● Input the Tax ID into the "Consignee" or "Recipient" section of your shipment's Air Waybill and Commercial Invoice.

● If your consignee/recipient does not have a Tax ID, other forms of identification may be used instead:

  • - For Indonesian citizens, input their Indonesian Citizenship Identity Number in place of Tax ID.
  • - For those without Indonesian citizenship, input their Passport Number in place of Tax ID. 

● If you use a shipping tool to electronically prepare shipping documents, please input the Tax ID (or its equivalent as listed above) into the text box provided in the tool:

  • - FedEx Ship ManagerTM at fedex.com (Modernized Version):  [RECIPIENT TAX ID] text box located in the “Billing” section. The consignee's Tax ID will be visible on the air waybill.
  • - FedEx Ship ManagerTM at fedex.com (Basic Version):  [RECIPIENT TAX ID] text box located in the "To" section.
  • - FedEx Ship ManagerTM Software:  [VAT/Customs ID/EIN#] text box located in the "Recipient Information" section.
  • - Global Ship ManagerTM Software:  [VAT/Customs ID/EIN#] text box located in the "Recipient Information" section.
  • - MyTNT2:  [VAT Number] text box located in the "Receiver" section.

 

This new regulation is pursuant to Indonesia Ministry of Finance Regulation No. 158/PMK.04/2017 and Indonesia Directorate General of Customs & Excise Regulation No PER 11/BC/2020.

Effective October 1, 2021, we are retiring the older versions of FedEx Ship Manager Software (ver. 12 or below) and FedEx Web Services (below ver. 3600).  At the same time, corresponding technical support services will stop.

From October 1, 2021, customers will no longer be able to access any technical support for the expired software and risk a shipment delay due to incorrect shipment label information.

Impacted customers will receive email notification by July, 2021, and will be provided with instructions to upgrade or switch to online shipping.

As we look to optimize our business operations, we are introducing changes to the pick-up and delivery of FedEx and TNT shipments in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.

FMX will be the agent to pick-up and deliver packages and collect any payments that are due in Kota Kinabalu whilst Hornbill Logistics will be the agent to pick-up and deliver packages and collect any payments that are due in Kuching with immediate effect.

We are also taking this opportunity to enhance our service by extending the cut-off time. The extended cut off time will allow more time for our customers to prepare their shipments.

Kota Kinabalu

Current Cut-Off Time

Effective April 1, 2021

Town

OPA

Town

OPA

Monday – Friday

12:00pm

12:00pm

3:00pm

11:00am

Saturday

11:00am

n/a

11:00am

11:00am

Kuching

Current Cut-Off Time

Effective April 1, 2021

Town

OPA

Town

OPA

Monday – Friday

12:00pm

12:00pm

4:00pm

11:00am

Saturday

11:00am

n/a

11:00am

n/a

Should there be any questions on any FedEx/TNT Express-related shipping needs, please contact the customer service hotline at 1800 88 6363 or write to us

Beginning May 1, 2021, there are two additional billing options that you can choose for the ancillary clearance service fees incurred in Latin America and the Caribbean (“LAC”):

a) Bill to your own shipper account (i.e. Bill duties & taxes to shipper), or 

b) Bill to a third-party account based in the Asia-Pacific region2 (i.e. Bill duties & taxes to third party3).   

This is on top of the existing option of billing ancillary clearance service fees to the shipment’s recipient (“Consignee”). 

By selecting “Bill duties & taxes to shipper” on the FedEx air waybill, applicable duties and taxes4 and/or all ancillary clearance service fees incurred in the following LAC countries and territories will be invoiced to your shipper account:

Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina4, Aruba4, Bahamas4, Barbados4, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia4, Costa Rica4, Curacao4, Dominica, Dominican Republic4, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe4, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique4, Mexico4, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saba, Saint-Barthelemy, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius, St. Vincent, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago4, Turks & Caicos, Uruguay, British Virgin Islands, and US Virgin Islands.

For the latest details on Ancillary Clearance Service Fees and any applicable destination value-added tax/ goods & services tax (VAT/GST4) assessed in the LAC region, please click here.

 

1 For security reasons, we have only displayed the last 6 digits of your 9-digit FedEx Account Number. 

2 Asia-Pacific countries and territories with Global Payer option: Australia, Guam, Hong Kong SAR China, Indonesia, Japan, Mainland China, Macau SAR China, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan China, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, American Samoa, Cook Islands, East Timor, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna, Western Samoa.

3 Mainland China accounts can only be billed to shipper.

4 As of May 1, 2021, shipments imported into the following LAC countries and territories will be subject to a destination value-added tax/ goods & services tax (VAT/GST) assessed on all fees incurred in the destination (including but not limited to ancillary fee): Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago.

Effective March 1, 2021, FedEx and TNT will be prohibiting, in all of its domestic and international networks, shipments of all electronic cigarettes and their component parts, any other similar device that relies on vaporization or aerosolization, and any noncombustible liquid or gel, regardless of the presence of nicotine, that can be used with any such device.

If an unauthorized electronic cigarettes or vaping products shipment is identified in any FedEx/TNT network during the handling process, it will be treated as a prohibited item in accordance with the applicable terms and conditions of carriage.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause for your business.

As part of FedEx and TNT safety and security requirements, effective January 11, 2021, shippers tendering shipments to us over the counter or shippers with no registered shipping account tendering shipments to us on-road must present a valid government-issued photo identity card1. Information will be collected for safety and security purposes and will only be used as required or permitted by law2.

Prior to acceptance, please open the package for inspection by FedEx, TNT or our authorized representatives3. In addition, all shipments may be subject to security inspection, including X-rays.

1 Examples: National ID Card, Passport, Driver’s license, etc.
2 For more information, refer to FedEx Global Privacy Policy and Notice: fedex.com/en-us/trust-center.html, and any applicable supplemental local FedEx privacy notice/statement.
3 FedEx and TNT reserve the right to reject any shipment that contains prohibited items or does not meet our safety and security requirements.

To account for additional processing time, effective November 23, 2020, an additional business day for transit will be required for shipments to Mainland China when using manual air waybill*.

That’s why you need FedEx Ship Manager™ at fedex.com (FSM) – a convenient, one-stop online tool that allows you to prepare your air waybill and shipment paperwork more efficiently. There’s no additional surcharge** or processing time when you ship online. Watch this video to learn more about the benefits of digital shipping.

* This refers to the multi-ply paper manual air waybills.

** A surcharge was imposed to manual air waybills since October 2018, click here for details.

According to the Malaysia Customs declaration regulation update on the utilization of commercial invoices, pro forma invoice could not be accepted as a customs valuation document because pro forma invoice is inappropriate to determine the actual quantity and/or value of imported and exported goods that is defined under The Customs Act 1967.

With immediate effect, only commercial invoice is accepted for customs clearance purposes for all international inbound and outbound shipments. Customs officials use this document (and any other documents your shipment requires) to process your shipment, so it’s important to ensure that all the information you provide is thorough and accurate. The information that you provide on other international shipping documents, including the shipping label, must be consistent with the information you provide on the Commercial Invoice.

In this day and age where the Internet and mobile devices are the future of everything, it is important that we adapt and create new possibilities that will help us deliver a better experience for our customers.

A steer towards this direction is promoting the use of our Automation Tool, FedEx Ship Manager™ at fedex.com, and the implementation of Manual Air Waybill (AWB) Surcharge which started October 1, 2018.

The surcharge for manual air waybills will be increased from MYR 3.00 per air waybill to MYR 20.00* per air waybill, with the minimum order quantity of 5 pieces*, effective July 6, 2020.

All manual air waybills ordered will be charged to a separate account number from the freight account and it will be billed on a separate invoice. Should you have any enquiries relating to this surcharge, please contact our Customer Care Hotline at 1800 88 6363.

We encourage you to ship with our digital tools so that you can enjoy the ease, speed and convenience of processing shipments digitally.

*Excluding SST

*The ordering quantity will be in multiple of 5 pieces

Effective June 1, 2020, for all import shipments with a customs declaration where the duties and taxes equal RM 50 or above, the Duty Handling Fee will be incurred at a minimum of RM 50 or 2% of the duty and tax, whichever is greater. In compliance with the Sales and Service tax requirement the Duty Handling fee will have a 6% service tax.

The Duty Handling Fee will not be applied to import shipments that have duties and taxes less than RM 50. In addition, inbound shipments to the Free Commercial Zone (FCZ) are fully exempt from duty and tax and shipments to a bonded area will not incur the Duty Handing Fee.

Click here for further details or you may contact our Customer Service Hotline at 1800 88 6363.

Shipping Regulatory Update

The Customs Administration, Ministry of Finance of Taiwan amended the "Regulations Governing Customs Clearance Procedures for Air Express Consignments". Effective 1 January 2018, the de minimis amount for import low-value duty-free consignment will be NTD$ 2,000, down from NTD$ 3,000.

If you have any questions about the regulatory changes, please contact your Sales Representative or our Customer Service Hotline.

Online Fraud Alert

We have received reports of fraudulent emails claiming to come from BillingOnline@fedex.com. These messages have a vague subject referencing an invoice (e.g. “Your FedEx invoice is ready to be paid now,” “Please pay your outstanding FedEx invoice,” “New FedEx Invoice,” “Your FedEx invoice is ready,” “Pay your FedEx invoice online”).

If you receive a message matching this description do not open the email or enter any personal information. Delete the email immediately.

FedEx does not send unsolicited emails to customers requesting information regarding packages, invoices, account numbers, passwords or personal information.

Go to our FedEx Customer Protection Center to learn more about protecting yourself online. By following a few simple tips, you can make your online experience safer and more secure.

For more information on other fraudulent emails, you can visit our U.S. website by clicking here.

It has come to our attention that a fraudulent e-mail with unauthorized use of the FedEx name has been circulating to our customers. The e-mail claims that a FedEx shipment could not be delivered and asks the customers to open an attachment, print it out and take it to a FedEx facility to pick up the package.

Customers need to be aware that this is a fraudulent request and that this e-mail attachment contains a virus. If you have received one of these fraudulent e-mails, do not open the attachment, but delete the email immediately.

FedEx does not request payment or personal information in return for goods in transit or in FedEx custody via unsolicited mail or e-mail.

If you have received a fraudulent e-mail that claims to be from FedEx and have experienced resulting financial loss, contact your banking institution immediately through the appropriate channels.

*FedEx is not responsible for any charges or costs incurred as a result of unauthorized or fraudulent activity that abuses the FedEx name, service marks and logos.

Service Disruption

With the Movement Control Order (MCO) starting March 18 until 31, 2020, many flights to East Malaysia are either cancelled or operating at a reduced frequency. This has impacted FedEx shipments in and out of East Malaysia.

As the situation is fluid and changes by the day, please note that although shipments can still be delivered and picked-up in/out of East Malaysia delay in transit time is expected. No perishable shipments are allowed for the time being.

Should you have any inquiries, you may contact our customer service hotline at 1800 88 6363 for more information.

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