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Prohibited, Dangerous & Restricted ShipmentsUpdated 5 months ago

Important Notes: 
1. The following list is only applicable to shipments within and/or between Malaysia and Singapore.
2. Shipments between East & West Malaysia are also subject to import & export clearance.


 

Affected Lanes
TypeCategoryMY ImportMY ExportSG ImportSG ExportDetailsRemarks
Prohibited ItemsAdult & Mature Content- Pornography and adult material including, but not limited to, pornographic books, magazines, pictures and videos
- Adult toys, sexual wellness and enhancement products or services
- Contraceptive products
-Indecent printings, paintings, photographs, books, cards, lithographic, engravings, films, video tapes, laser discs, color slides, computer disc and any other media.
Prohibited by Airlines & RMCD (importation)
Prohibited ItemsAgricultural Products- Plants and plant material, including seeds
- Fresh fruits
- Cocoa pods, rambutans, pulasan, longan, and nam nam fruits from Philipines and Indonesia.
Prohibited by Airlines & RMCD (importation)
Prohibited ItemsAnimals, Animal Products, and Food- Live animals and insects
- Any items that are or are made from or include any part of an animal that is subject to regulations or laws for the protection of live animals, including endangered/exotic species and domesticated animals
- Any food items derived from animals are strictly prohibited, except for food items with artificial animal flavoring.
Prohibited Food Items: Shipments are not allowed to contain canned meat, fish, or any animal-based products, including jerky, bakkwa, frozen or fresh meat, sausages, deli meats, seafood, animal-based condiments, and pet food.
- All genuses of Piranha fish.
- Turtle eggs. (prohibited from exportation by RMCD)
- Rhinoceros horn (worked, unworked or prepared and the any part, power or waste of such horn)
Prohibited by Airlines & RMCD (importation)
Prohibited ItemsAny device which intended to be prejudicial to the interest of Malaysia or unsuited with peace.
-Probited by RMCD (importation)
Prohibited ItemsBroadcast receivers capable of receiving radio communication within the ranges (68 - 87) MHz and (108 - 174) MHz
-Probited by RMCD (importation)
Prohibited ItemsChewing gum 


Prohibited by SG Customs
Prohibited ItemsCloth bearing the imprint or duplicate of any verses of the Quran.
-Probited by RMCD (importation)
Prohibited ItemsContact Lenses


it is illegal to import contact lenses without a license and such lenses will be confiscated by the authorities if discovered.Prohibited by HSA
Prohibited ItemsCounterfeit & Replica Items- Counterfeit items
- Items that infringe any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary or intellectual property rights including, but not limited to, unauthorised sale of eBooks, films, video games, etc.
-Reproduction of any currency note, bank note, or coin which are currently been issued in any country.
Prohibited by Airlines & RMCD (importation)
Prohibited ItemsCurrency, Gems, Precious Metals & Stones- Cash (Banknotes & Coins)
- Checks (including Traveler’s Checks)
- Bank Drafts
- Bearer Bonds and other monetary instruments
- Credit Cards
- Gold, Silver, or Platinum Bullion/Bars
- Rough Diamonds
- Loose Diamonds or Gems
Prohibited by Airlines
Prohibited ItemsDrugs & Tobacco- E-vaporizers (e-cigarettes) and related products, such as vape juice/e-liquid, vape refills
- Tobacco products and other smokeable products
- Drugs and drug paraphernalia, including pipes, bongs, acnotin, and products that contain THC/CBD/Hemp/Ganja/Opium/Peyote/ and Other Illicit Drugs
- Smoking cessation products containing nicotine, such as patches and gum
- Chewing tobacco (loose leaf chewing tobacco, plug chewing tobacco, twist chewing tobacco, tobacco bits intended for chewing
Imitation tobacco products (electronic cigarettes, vaporisers) Gutkha, Khaini Zardaand, components of imitation tobacco products
- Shisha
- Smokeless cigars, smokeless cigarillos or smokeless cigarettes
- Dissolvable tobacco or nicotine
- Any product containing nicotine or tobacco that may be used topically for application, by implant or injected into any parts of the body
- Any solution or substance, of which tobacco or nicotine is a constituent, that is intended to be used with an electronic nicotine delivery system or vaporizers
- Any products, related devices or products suitable for, intended to be used for taking, or injecting dangerous drugs or that violates any applicable law and/or regulation

*Any account that ships illegal drugs will be subject to termination.*
Prohibited by Airlines & RMCD (importation)
Prohibited ItemsHazardous Cosmetics- Aerosol sprays: Any spray in an aerosol can is considered a hazardous material. This can include dry shampoo, hairspray, makeup setting spray and spray deodorants.
- Pressurized foam or cream: As with aerosol spray cans, other cosmetics also pose a threat because they are stored under pressure. Some examples include shaving cream and foam and even some types of foundation.
- Nail polish and remover: Nail polish and nail polish remover are also considered hazardous substances. They fall within Class 3 Flammable Liquids.
- Sodium arsenate.
Prohibited by Airlines & RMCD (importation)
Prohibited ItemsIntoxicating liquors containing more than 3.46 milligrams per liter in any lead or in any compound of copper.
-Probited by RMCD (importation)
Prohibited ItemsItems that do not meet the size requirements (Oversized/Overweight)- The maximum weight allowed per parcel is 30kg, and the combined dimensions (length + width + height) must not exceed a maximum of 150cm, with no single side exceeding 100cm.Prohibited by Airlines
Prohibited ItemsLightning arresters containing radioactive material.
-Probited by RMCD (importation)
Prohibited ItemsMedical & Healthcare Items- Health supplements that are not registered in NPRA
- Health supplements that are marked as illegal by HSA- Injectable health or cosmetic substances
- Medicinal and healthcare products claiming to treat or cure any condition which requires the attention of a registered medical or other qualified practitioners
- Any products found to contain banned substances and/or are identified to cause adverse side effects. For the list of banned products, please click here- Any drugs, poisons, antibiotics, pharmaceutical products that violates any applicable law and/or regulation
- Infectious substances
Prohibited by RMCD & HSA
Prohibited ItemsMotor Vehicles-Prohibited by Airlines
Prohibited ItemsNasal snuff


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Prohibited ItemsOffensive Materials- Content that incite feelings of ill-will and hostility between different races and/or classes of the population
- Content that seeks to shame others and/or reveal personal information of others
Prohibited by Airlines & RMCD (importation)
Prohibited ItemsOral snuff


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Prohibited ItemsPen, pencil, and other articles resembling syringes.
-Probited by RMCD (importation)
Prohibited ItemsProhibited telecommunication equipment


Examples of prohibited telecommunication
equipment:
- Scanning receivers
- Military communication equipment
- Telephone voice changing equipment
- Radio-communication equipment
operating in frequency bands 880-915
MHz, 925-960 MHz, 1900-1980 MHz and
2110-2170 MHz except cellular mobile
phones or such other equipment
approved by the Authority; and
- Radio-communication jamming devices
operating in any frequency band
- Seditious and treasonable materials
Prohibited by 
Prohibited ItemsRattan from Peninsula of Malaysia.
-Probited by RMCD (exportation)
Prohibited ItemsWeapons, Ammunition & Related Accessories- Firearms, guns & accessories, including replicas
- Daggers and flick knives.
- Pistol or revolver - shaped cigarette lighters
Prohibited by Airlines & RMCD (importation)
Prohibited Dangerous GoodsExplosive materials 
(Class 1)
- Class 1 items are not usually shipped by air and are divided into six subdivisions. They cover substances that have an explosion hazard, explosions that may project fragments and firebrands, and fire hazards.
- Examples for explosive dangerous goods are ammunition/cartridges, fireworks/pyrotechnics, flares, blasting caps/detonators, fuses, primers, explosive charges (blasting, demolition etc.), detonating cord, igniters, rockets, trinitrotoluene (TNT).
Prohibited by Airlines
Prohibited Dangerous GoodsClass 2: Flammable Gas
- This class is divided into three subdivisions that include flammable gases, toxic gases and gases that are neither flammable or toxic such as helium and oxygen.
- Examples for Class 2 dangerous goods are aerosols, compressed gas, fire extinguishers, refrigerant gases, lighters, acetylene, carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, natural gas, petroleum gases, liquified, butane, propane, methane, ethylene.
Prohibited by Airlines
Prohibited Dangerous GoodsClass 3: Flammable Liquids- Class 3 comprises liquids or mixtures of liquids that will give off flammable vapors at specific temperatures and have a flash point of not more than 60.5 degrees Celsius / 140.9 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Examples of Commonly Transported Flammable Liquids
Acetone, adhesives, paints / lacquers / varnishes, alcohols, perfumery products, gasoline / petrol, diesel fuel, aviation fuel, heating oil, kerosene, resins, tars, turpentine, ethanol, benzene, butanols, isopropanol, methanol, octanes.
Prohibited by Airlines
Prohibited Dangerous GoodsClass 4: 4.1 Flammable Solids/ 4.2 Spontaneously Combustible/ 4.3 Dangerous When Wet- Flammable Solids are materials which, under conditions encountered in transport, are readily combustible or may cause or contribute to fire through friction, self-reactive substances which are liable to undergo a strongly exothermic reaction or solid desensitized explosives.
- Examples of commonly transported Class 4 dangerous goods: 
Alkali metals, metal powders, firelighters, matches, calcium carbide, camphor, celluloid, desensitized explosives, nitrocellulose, phosphorus, sulphu
Prohibited by Airlines
Prohibited Dangerous GoodsClass 5: 5.1 / 5.2 : Oxidizing substances and organic peroxides- This class is divided into two subdivision which is Oxidizer and Organic peroxides
- Examples of commonly transported Class 5 dangerous goods: matches, sulphur, metal powders
Prohibited by Airlines
Prohibited Dangerous GoodsClass 6.1 / 6.2 : Toxic and infectious substances- May cause a secere health risk or even death if ingested. Inhale or penetration of the skin occurs even in low volumes or quantities. 
- Example: cyanides, lead compounds, phenol, cresols, some pesticides, biological samples, clinical wastes.
Prohibited by Airlines
Prohibited Dangerous GoodsClass 7 - Radioactive Material- Any material containing radionuclides where both the activity concentration and the total activity exceeds certain pre-defined values. A radionuclide is an atom with an unstable nucleus, and which consequently is subject to radioactive decay.
- Examples of commonly transported explosives: density gauges, depleted uranium products, fire suppression systems, smoke detectors, medical isotopes, x-ray machinery
Prohibited by Airlines
Prohibited Dangerous GoodsClass 8 - Corrosives- Substances that by a chemical action, causes irreversible damage to the skin, or in the case of a leakage, will materially damage or even destroy other goods or the means of transport. Corrosive substances can be both a solid and liquid form.
- Examples of commonly transported explosives : acid batteries fluid, alkali batteries fluid, formaldehyde, hydrochloric acid, iodine, methacrylic acid, nitric acid, sulphuric acid.
Prohibited by Airlines
Prohibited Dangerous GoodsClass 9 - Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods- Substances and articles which during transport present a danger or hazard not covered by other classes. 
- Examples of commonly transported miscellaneous dangerous goods: lithium ion batteries, motor engines, air bag modules battery, dry ice
Prohibited by Airlines

Important Notes: 
1. The following list is only applicable to shipments within and/or between Malaysia and Singapore.
2. Shipments between East & West Malaysia are also subject to import & export clearance.


 

Affected Lanes
CategoryMY ImportMY ExportSG ImportSG ExportRestrictionsInsurance Coverage
Dietary Supplements- Each parcel may weigh a maximum of 5kg and is intended for personal use.

- All items must be properly packaged to ensure safe transport.

- You must declare all dietary supplements products. Failure to declare dietary supplements can result in fines and penalties.

- Declaration of item descriptions must be accurate and complete. (Eg: 21ST CENTURY Vitamin C 500mg 100's x 1 bottle, Atomy Eye Health Luaxanthinin Malaysia (300mg x 90 capsules) x1 bottle)
Claims are accepted for parcel issues, except if they are caused by improper packaging.
Health and Beauty Items- Each parcel may weigh a maximum of 5kg and is intended for personal use.

- All items must be properly packaged to ensure safe transport.

- You must declare all health and beauty products. Failure to declare health and beauty can result in fines and penalties.

- Declaration of item descriptions must be accurate and complete. (Eg: Revlon Super Lustrous Lip 423 Pink Velvet x1, Garnier Pure Active Daily Pore Reducing Toner Oily To Combination Skin 200ml x 2 bottles)
Claims are accepted for parcel issues, except if they are caused by improper packaging.
Dry Food (Excludes Animal-Related Products)- All items must be properly packaged to ensure safe transport.

- For MY Import & Export - Each individual is allowed to ship up to 5kg or 5 litres of processed food items, and the total value cannot exceed RM300.
- For SG Import & Export - Each individual is allowed to ship up to 5kg or 5 litres of processed food items, and the total value cannot exceed S$100.

- Declaration of item descriptions must be accurate and complete (Eg: Oriental Super Ring Cheese Flavoured Snacks Family Pack 14g x 8)
Claims are accepted for parcel issues, except if they are caused by improper packaging.
Food (Excludes Animal-Related Products)- All items must be properly packaged to ensure safe transport.

- For MY Import & Export - Each individual is allowed to ship up to 5kg or 5 litres of processed food items, and the total value cannot exceed RM300.
- For SG Import & Export - Each individual is allowed to ship up to 5kg or 5 litres of processed food items, and the total value cannot exceed S$100.

- Declaration of item descriptions must be accurate and complete.

- Honey, Jam, Syrup
Claims are accepted for parcel issues, except if they are caused by improper packaging.
Beverages (Excludes Animal-Related Products)- Water and Non-Alcoholic Drinks

- For MY Import & Export - Each individual is allowed to ship up to 5kg or 5 litres of beverages, and the total value cannot exceed RM300.
- For SG Import & Export - Each individual is allowed to ship up to 5kg or 5 litres of beverages, and the total value cannot exceed S$100.

- All items must be properly packaged to ensure safe transport.

- Declaration of item descriptions must be accurate and complete. 
(Eg: SaSa Drinking Water 500ml - 1 carton Bundle)
Claims are accepted for parcel issues, except if they are caused by improper packaging.
Beverages (Alcoholic Drinks)

- The alcohol level cannot exceed 70%

- All items must be properly packaged. Suppliers should be aware, and senders must adhere to proper packaging guidelines.

- Declaration of item descriptions must be accurate and complete. (Eg: Matua Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 750ml x2 bottles)
Claims are accepted for parcel issues, except if they are caused by improper packaging.
Electronic Items- Electrical items without lithium batteries and MUST comes with MSDS
- Please ensure that the item does not fall under DG category

- Note: Alkaline batteries must be shipped on its own (Detached from equipment)
Claims are accepted for parcel issues, except if they are caused by improper packaging.
Perishable items (e.g. Items requiring special handling)- Only applicable to Business Accounts with Account Manager.
- Please prepare CIPL and share with your Account Manager at least 3 working days before pick up

- All items must be properly packaged to ensure safe transport.
Claims are accepted for parcel issues, except if they are caused by improper packaging.
MooncakesNotes: For SG Import - No import license is required for personal consumption and it has to be less than 5kg.Claims are accepted for parcel issues, except if they are caused by improper packaging.
Personal medications

Notes: For MY Import - You may bring in common medications such as those for treatment of diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and contraception, if the quantity is not more than 1 months' supply.

Notes: For SG Import - You may bring in common medications such as those for treatment of diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and contraception, if the quantity is not more than 3 months' supply.
Claims are accepted for parcel issues, except if they are caused by improper packaging.
Cleaned dried bird's nestNotes: For SG Import - A maximum of 1 kg is allowed and there is no restriction in terms of its total value.Claims are accepted for parcel issues, except if they are caused by improper packaging.
Military clothing and equipment, Bullet proof vests, steel helmets and other articles of clothing as protection against attack.

The importations of military clothing and equipment are prohibited except under an import licence or permit from relevant authorities
Sugar, rice, rice products, and padi

The importations of sugar, rice, rice products, and padi are prohibited except under an import licence or permit from relevant authorities
Batik sarong


The importations of batik sarong are prohibited except under an import licence or permit from relevant authorities
Apparatus/equipment for the brewing of beer in the home


The importations of apparatus/equipment for the brewing of beer in the home are prohibited except under an import licence or permit from relevant authorities
Parabola antenna for outdoor use.


The importations of parabola antenna for outdoor use are prohibited except under an import licence or permit from relevant authorities
Video machines excluding game watches and video games for use with television receiver


The importations of video machines excluding game watches and video games for use with television receiver are prohibited except under an import licence or permit from relevant authorities
Safety helmets (except as worn by motorcyclists or motorcycle pillion riders).


The importations of safety helmets are prohibited except under an import licence or permit from relevant authorities
Saccharin and its salt


The importations of saccharin and its salt are prohibited except under an import licence or permit from relevant authorities
Equipment to be connected to a public telecommunication network.


The importations of equipment to be connected to a public telecommunication network. are prohibited except under an import licence or permit from relevant authorities

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