Malaysia

 

The Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA) was signed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 22 May 2012.

MAFTA entered into force on 1 January 2013.

Full text of MAFTA is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) and Trade web site. DFAT has also published information regarding Certificates of Origin and Declarations of Origin under MAFTA.

 

AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION NOTICES

 

LEGISLATION                   

PRACTICE STATEMENT AND INSTRUCTIONS AND GUIDELINES

THE INTEGRATED CARGO SYSTEM – CLAIMING PREFERENCE

To claim preferential tariff rates under MAFTA, the following codes should be used in the ICS:

  • Preference Scheme Type

Type

 Description of Preference Scheme

MFTA

Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement

  • Preference Rule Types (Select the appropriate Rule Type)
Rule Type Description of Origin Criteria

POM

Produced entirely from originating materials

PS

Product specific rules

WO

Wholly obtained goods

For more information, please read the following:

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO SUPPORT A CLAIM FOR PREFERENCE UNDER MAFTA

  • A MAFTA Certificate of Origin issued by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry in Malaysia.
  • Sample of MAFTA Certificate of Origin
  • The Certificate of Origin must contain the following Data Requirements (as listed in the Appendix to Annex on Operational Certification Procedures, Chapter 3 of MAFTA):  
    • name and details of the exporter/producer;
    • declaration by the exporter/producer or their authorised representative that the goods are originating;
    • description of the goods;
    • HS Code (6 digits); and
    • origin conferring criteria.

APPLYING FOR AN ORIGIN ADVICE RULING

The Department will provide written advice, upon request, for determining whether goods are Malaysian originating for the purposes of claiming MAFTA preference.