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Weekly News 16/14 (19/4/2014)                                                        And More.... Malaysia Import Tariff

   The Price Of A Happy Workforce
   Amazon Pays Staff To Quit Their Jobs
   Indian Economic Business Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 37
   Turkey And Malaysia To Sign Free Trade Agreement
   MIDF Government Financial Assistance Programmes
   Vietnam Garment Sector Eyes 60% Localization by 2015
   Indonesia’s Woven Apparel Exports up 1.76% in Jan-Feb’14
   Adidas Rolls out SMS Campaign to Improve Working Conditions

MKMA Card Partners

Booklet on Malaysia's Import Tariff of Textile & Apparel Products from India
Click  for Order Form

  Import duty from China under ASEAN-China FTA
    Malaysia's Sensitive List under ACFTA (Textile & apparel items only)
 
Import duty from Pakistan under MPCEPA
 
Import duty from Japan under MJEPA 
 
Import duty from Korea under AKFTA  
 
Import duty from Australia under Malaysia-Australia FTA
 
Import duty from India under MICECA ( Pg 160-189 for textile and apparel
      products)

 
Import duty from New Zealand under MNZFTA
 Import duty from CHILE under MCFTA 
      All textile products duty free subject to Rules of Origin (Pg 43-49)

  Rate of Import / Export / CEPT duties
        (Textile items in Chapter 42-63 only)
  Abolishment of Import Duty on Textile & Apparel Products under Budget 2011
         (163KB  pages 16-31)  Effective 15 Oct 2010
  Yarn Import Duty  from India & Pakistan (Selected Items only) year 2013

MKMA News

MKMA Publications

Malaysian News Job Matching

   Implementation of Electronic Preferential
      Certificate of Origin (e-PCO)  
Effective on 1-1-2013   
      * Details of e-PCO

      * ePCO for export under MICECA & MCFTA
           effective 1 May 2013

  Recruitment of Foreign Workers
    
* No Probation for Foreign Workers
(11/7/2013)
     * Foreign Workers Recruitment Application Form
    
* Policy and Procedures to Employ Foreign
       Workers in Manufacturing Sector

     * Procedures on Recruitment of Foreign Workers
     * Foreign Workers Skill Certification

   Customs Duties Order 2007      
     
Effective 1 April 2008
       
*
Overleaf Notes Based on CEPT Rules of Origin, the 
        Substantial Transformation Criterion can be used as an
        alternative to the 40% local content requirement for textile
        products

     
* Correlation Table
      * Abbreviations and Symbols

      * Rules on Customs Valuation

   Sales Tax Procedures

   Environmental Quality (Industrial Effluent)
      Regulation 2009

  AES Locations

   Implementation of IMP 3: Textile and Apparel
     Industry

  The 2014 Budget SpeechS

Malaysian Textile & Clothing Performance
   2012    2011    2010    2009
   2008    2007    2006    2005

   Minimum Wages Order  (16/7/2012)   

     MOHR Minimum Wages Portal
   
 
Can Check entitlements and requirements
     3 segments: for employers, workers and general news

     Directives on deductions of FW's wages (9/4/2013)  
   
 *  Deduction for Levy
     *  Deductions for Accomodation Cost

     OT Calculations (14/8/2013)
    
(Based on RM900)

     No Probation for Foreign Workers (11/7/2013)

    Guideline on the Implementation of        
     The Minimum Wages Order 2012
 
(6/9/2012)

    Deferment of FW Minimum Wages for SMEs
    until 31 Dec 2013
(19/3/2013)

Special deferment for 41 non-SME companies  (28/5/2013)

   Minimum Retirement Age Bill 2012      

      * 12% EPF Contributions For Members Up To Age 60
        
(5/8/2013)

   Employment Act
    * Employment Amended Act 2012  
Effective on 1/4/2012

(Page 14) Amendment of Section 69B    substituting the words "one thousand five hundred" the words "two thousand".

(Page 12) Amendment of Section 60D   

  substituting the word "ten" the word "eleven".

  substituting the word "four" the word "five"

  Employment (Part-Time Employees) Regulations 2010
  
   (13/8/2010)

   Free Job Matching
      Service

     Job Seekers download
     Job Application Form   here. 

Grants & Incentives

      New Definition for SMEs 
          
(with effect from 1/1/2014)

bulletSmall Debt Resolution Scheme

Manage by MATRADE
bulletMarket Development Grants to Go Up
          Four-Fold

Manage by MIDA
bulletDomestic Investment Strategic Fund
          (DISF)
 Launched on July 2012   

Soft Loans (Manage by MIDF)
   
   
MIDF Government Financial Assistance Programmes
bulletSoft Loan for SMEs

bulletSoft Loan for Factory Relocation

bulletSoft Loan for ICT

bulletSoft Loan For Automation and
   Modernisation

 

 

Malaysian / ASEAN FTA Developments

International News

Multilateral

ASEAN -China FTA (ACFTA)
    China's Tariff Schedule

    China's Sensitive List
     Rules of Origin for ACFTA
 
    Procedure to Apply for Tariff Preference

ASEAN -Australia FTA
   
Australian Tariff Schedule (TC items only)

ASEAN-India FTA  
   
The ASEAN-India Trade in Goods Agreement was
    signed on 13/8/2009
    Enter into force on 1/1/2010
    India Tariff Schedule

ASEAN-Korea FTA (AKFTA)
    Beginning 1st June 2007

   
Form AK : Certificate of Origin
    (Print, fill & Submit to MITI for Approval)

    Textile tariffs to be eliminated by 2009/ 2010/2012
   
Rules of Origin (Textile and Apparel Items starts on Pg
    24)
  
 Korea's Tariff Schedule

ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA)
  
ASEAN-6 to fully eliminate 85% products' duties by 2007
    CLMV to eliminate duties by 2012
    To establish ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by
    2020 as a  single market  with free flow of goods,
    capital, skill labours etc. 

CEPT Rules of Origin for Textile Products

Bilateral

Malaysia-Pakistan Closer Economic
    Partnership Agreement
(MPCEPA)          
    Effective on 1/1/2008

    Preamble

Malaysia-Japan Economic Partnership
   Agreement
 (MJEPA) Enter into force on 13/7/2006
    (Completed & Signed on13/12/2005)
    FTA in goods, services and investment
   
News For Malaysian Exporters to Japan
   
Rules of Origin (Pg 22 onwards for textile products)
    Japan Tariff Schedule

  Malaysia-India Comprehensive Economic
     Cooperation
Agreement (MICECA) 
      Effective on 1/7/2011
      How Do Exporters Apply Certificates of Origin (COs)? 
    
 India's Tariff Schedule

Malaysia-Chile Free Trade Agreement (MCFTA)
   
Enter into force on 25/2/2012
    
* Chile Tariff Schedule

Malaysia-Australia FTA
   
Effective on 1/1/2013

Malaysia-New Zealand FTA
    Effective on 1/8/2010
    NZ Tariff Schedule 
    Product Specific Rules (Pg 57-84)

Rules of Origin at a Glance

  European Union Adopts New GSP (1/1/2014)
      
Highlights of New GSP

  Canada Eliminates Tariffs on Baby Clothes (1/4/2013)

  Columbia Imposes a US$5 per kg tariff on Importing
     Clothing
 
(1/3/2013)

  Myanmar Foreign Investment Law 2012  

  Egypt Implement New Import Regulation Feb 2012

  EU Repeals Certificate of Origin Requirement for Textiles
     and Apparel
24 Oct 2011

  Pakistan Launched a Five Year Textile Policy (2009-2014)

  EU Directive 2008/121/EC on textile names (recast)
    
Published on 14 Jan 2009

  REACH Compliance
     FAQ on REACH

   Mercosur
     *  New Labeling for Textile Imports
(1-7-2008)
     *  Increase Apparel Import Duties

Textile and Apparel Exhibition Calendar

                                               

2014 Worldwide Textile and Apparel
Exhibition List

China Sourcing Fair at Hong Kong
27-30 April 2014

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bulletThe Economic Effects of Significant US Import Restraints
             (Published by US International Trade Commission, August 2009) 

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