The Royal Malaysian Customs Department has announced that with effect from October 1, 2018, it is mandatory for the 6 digit HS Code to be declared in the export/import and transhipment manifest in Malaysia.
This is in conjunction with the implementation of the new Customs operating system—uCustoms where the 6 digit HS Code is one of the mandatory items. APL has reminded all agencies in an advisory to take note of this requirement to ensure the 6 digit HS Code is being updated correctly during booking/documentation stage. Failing which, the manifest will not be accepted by Customs and a possible Customs compound will be raised towards the shipping liner.
For consolidation cargo, a dummy HS Code 9999.99 is to be used until further notice from the Royal Malaysian Customs Department, the advisory added.