Service, Regulatory Updates and Important Notifications
The UK Parliament has been granted a further extension until January 31, 2020 to the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU).
What does this mean?
The UK was scheduled to leave the EU at 11pm on October 31, 2019. However, a further extension to Article 50 has now been agreed. This extension will last until January 31, 2020, unless a Brexit deal is ratified with an earlier exit date.
For the duration of the extension, the UK will remain within the EU Single Market and your import and export procedures from/to the UK will remain unchanged.
What happens next?
Until a Withdrawal Agreement is passed by the UK Parliament, the legal default position for the UK remains exiting the EU without a deal at the end of the extension period.
While the process of determining how the UK leaves the EU continues, we will be following the Brexit developments closely, assessing impacts and making necessary arrangements to help you implement any new processes and regulations. Find out more from our Brexit toolkit.
Effective 15 October 2019, FedEx customers in Malaysia will be able to make payments using CIMB Virtual Account (VA) for all FedEx charges, including freight, duties, taxes and other charges. The CIMB bank details are printed on the Invoice, Statement of Account & Reminder letters.
Please contact our Customer Service Hotline at 1800 88 6363 for further enquiries.
We are pleased to announce that effective September 30, 2019, IED service will be provided for MY-AU and MY-NZ shipments, which will be routed via a Singapore-Sydney flight. The IED service will cover all of Australia and New Zealand.
With the new service launch, customers in Malaysia will benefit from the availability of both priority and economy distribution so you can choose our services based on your business requirements.
Should you have any inquiries, you may contact our customer service hotline at 1800 88 6363 for more information.
Shipping Regulatory Update
Please be informed, for repair and return shipments to be cleared without sales tax, you will need to apply for Sales and Service Tax (SST) Exemption under Schedule A, Item 36 (Jadual A, Butiran 36) of the Sales Tax (Person Exempted from Payment of Tax) Order 2018 before the shipment is returned to Malaysia. The temporary export declaration (C2R form) will only exempt the shipment from customs duty.
You may visit the following webpages on the Royal Malaysian Customs Department’s Malaysia Sales & Service Tax website for more information:
- SST Forms
- User Manual for application for exemption under schedule A, Sales Tax (PERSON EXEMPTED FROM PAYMENT OF TAX) ORDER 2018, click here
Delay in submission of a SST exemption certificate may result in delayed inbound return shipment clearance, and SST charges may be imposed by customs.
Please do not hesitate to contact our customer service for further assistance if required:
- 1800.88.6363 or firstname.lastname@example.org (FedEx)
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a notice on an increase in Section 301 tariffs on US $200 billion worth of Chinese imports from 10 percent to 25 percent as of 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on May 10, 2019.
The impacted categories of goods can be found from the link below: https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2018-Oct/Section301_HTSUS_Ref-Guide_Oct2-2018.pdf
On May 13, China announced its decision to raise the tariff rate imposed on some imported U.S. products as of June 1, 2019. China had earlier imposed additional tariffs on US $60 billion worth of U.S. imports. The additional tariff rates on some products will be increased to 25 percent, 20 percent, and 10 percent. Those commodities with a 5 percent tariff rate will remain 5 percent.
The impacted categories of goods can be viewed on the below link (For your reference): http://gss.mof.gov.cn/zhengwuxinxi/zhengcefabu/201905/t20190513_3256788.html
There is no change on the shipping process and documents required. However, if you need further assistance, please contact your Sales Representative, call our Customer Service Hotline at 1800.88.6363 (Toll Free) / 603.7721.1388.
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