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Media Statement: Customs (Prohibition of Imports) Order for Selected Construction Materials

Construction industry has been facing increasing unfair competition from the import of substandard construction materials. These inferior and non-complying building products or construction materials are detrimental to the safety of consumers and the development of the local industry.

In order to protect the image of the construction industry and to ensure that all construction materials sold in Malaysia are of acceptable quality, the Government is imposing mandatory standards on selected construction materials which will be fully enforced in February 2014.

The Customs (Prohibition for Imports) Order has been gazetted on 18 November 2013. More than two months grace period is given after the date of gazette to ensure industries are ready to comply with the requirement. As part of the imposition of this new amendment to the Customs Order, it has been agreed for all imports of 10 types of building materials to be imposed Certificate of Approval (CoA) requirements.

Custom (Prohibition of Imports) Order on selected construction material

The imposition and enforcement of mandatory standards on selected construction materials would help to address issues affecting product safety and quality in the construction industry and assist to safeguard the

Awareness Programme

A series of awareness programme nationwide is being planned between December 2013 to January 2014. These programmes will bring together importer associations, real estate developers and contractors, freight forwarders, port authorities, local manufacturers and traders nationwide who are involved in the manufacturing, trading, importing and the end-users of the selected construction materials included in the Customs (Prohibition of Imports) Order. Below are details of the roadshows:





CIDB Convention Centre KL

4 December 2013



MPC Hall, Johor

16 December 2013



MPC Hall, Penang

19 December 2013





9 January 2014



SUP Hall, Sabah

20 January 2014



MPC Hall, Sarawak

22 January 2014




Ministry of International Trade and Industry
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
18 November 2013


Last Updated 2016-12-19 13:00:09 by Mangaleswari Arjunan

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