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Send Parcel to Malaysia

Malaysia is a beautiful country with a rich history and culture. From ancient temples to stunning beaches and the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur, there is no shortage of things to see and do in Malaysia.

With a population of over 31 million people and a GDP of $336 billion, it's a market that offers a lot of potential for commerce. The country has been undergoing rapid economic growth in recent years, with exports increasing every year. This means that demand for imported goods is growing rapidly.

The country's geography plays an important role in this: it has plenty of ports on both coasts - the west coast on the Strait of Malacca and the east coast on the South China Sea, and its land borders are relatively short compared to other countries in Southeast Asia.

This gives Malaysia an advantage over its neighbours when it comes to shipping goods from the UK because it allows them to reach their destination more quickly than any other country in the region.

Packlink has made it easier to ship from the UK to Malaysia. With a wide range of international delivery services to choose from, you can compare prices and transit times for different shipping options, all in one place.

Malaysia's Import Regulations

The Royal Malaysian Customs Department has some of the most stringent import regulations in the world, and the country has a reputation for being particularly strict on imports from countries that have been identified as "high risk."

Import permits are required for a variety of goods, and all regulated products must meet specific standards.

Some products that require permits include animals and animal products, plants and plant products, foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and chemicals.

Also, any product that is over 50 years old must be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity (COA) or other proof of age. The COA must be obtained from the country of origin and should include a description of the item, its history, and how it was made. If an item is less than 50 years old, it does not need a COA.

All shipments containing meat products must be accompanied by a health certificate and cold chain documentation signed by the Malaysian quarantine authority. This applies regardless of whether or not you plan on importing raw meat products or simply processed goods like cured meats.

Malaysia's Prohibited and Restricted Items

The government of Malaysia has established an import control system to prevent certain products from entering the country. This system consists of a series of risk-based controls, whereby certain products are prohibited outright, some are restricted, and others are subject to licensing or other forms of authorisation.

As a general rule, all goods imported into Malaysia must be declared at the point of entry and cleared by customs. Certain commodities can only be imported under specific licences or permits issued by the relevant authorities.

The following are some of the products that are prohibited.

Prohibited Items

Some of the items you cannot import into Malaysia include:

  • Explosives, fireworks, and other dangerous goods
  • Alcohol delivery and other intoxicating beverages
  • Illegal drugs
  • Cigarettes, cigars, or tobacco products
  • Flammable liquids (including fuels) and flammable solids like matches
  • Firearms, ammunition, and other weapons without a permit from Malaysian authorities
  • All pharmaceuticals, including over-the-counter medications
  • Gambling devices
  • Obscene and pornographic materials
  • Material containing political propaganda
  • Radio transmitters, transmitters, and radioisotopes
  • Unprocessed timber Wood products (including plywood) Razor blades and knives of any kind

It is important that some of these items can be brought into the country under controlled circumstances.

For example, you can bring in one litre of alcohol as long as it is for personal use and you are over the age of 18. You need a permit if you are going to bring in more than a litre. If you have a prescription from your home country doctor, medications are allowed into Malaysia as long as they’re for personal use only and not meant for resale. The same applies to firearms; you must obtain a permit from Malaysian authorities before bringing any weapons across the border.

UK to Malaysia Parcel Delivery Costs

Generally, the cost of shipping a parcel from the UK to Malaysia depends on the size and weight of the parcel, as well as the shipping method you choose. Smaller parcels will cost less to ship than larger parcels, and express shipping options will be more expensive than standard shipping.

Using Packinks services from the UK to Malaysia is fast, easy, and affordable. We offer different courier services for UK to Malaysia parcel delivery: Standard delivery, Express delivery, Next day delivery, and more.

Standard Delivery is our most economical option and will be delivered within 4-7 days of ordering. You can track your order online at all times, so it's always easy to know when your parcel will arrive.

What Are the Customs Duties and Fees for Shipping to Malaysia From the UK?

The customs duties and fees for shipping to Malaysia from the UK will vary depending on the value of your shipment and the type of goods you are sending. You can expect to pay a higher rate for items that are considered high-value, such as electronics or jewellery. You may also be required to pay an import tax on your shipment, which is typically a percentage of the total value of your goods.

What Documents Do I Need for Customs Clearance?

When shipping from the UK to Malaysia with Packlink, you don’t need to worry about customs. We work with the best couriers in the world, such as DHL and UPS, who will take care of all paperwork for you. All we ask is that you include an itemised invoice with your parcel so that the courier knows the value of your parcel's contents.

How Long Does It Take To Send a Parcel From the UK to Malaysia?

This depends on the delivery service you choose with Packlink. We offer several delivery services from the UK to Malaysia, all with different delivery times and prices. You can choose the courier service option that best suits your needs. Standard Delivery is our most economical shipping method and will take 4-7 days for your parcel to arrive in Malaysia. If you need your goods sooner, we also offer Express Delivery (1-3 days) and Next Day Delivery.

Can I Use My Own Packaging?

Yes, you can use your own packaging when sending parcels to Malaysia from the UK as long as it meets your chosen service's size and weight requirements. We recommend that your parcel is packaged securely to ensure it reaches its destination in good condition. If you have any questions about tracking your parcel, don't hesitate to contact our customer support team, who will be happy to help.

Can I Track My Parcel?

You can track your parcel to Malaysia from the UK every step of the way with our online tracking tool. It’s easy to check where in the UK or Malaysia your parcel is, so you’ll know exactly when it arrives. If you have any questions about tracking your parcel, don't hesitate to get in touch with our customer support team, who will be happy to help.

Why Choose Packlink for UK to Malaysia Parcel Delivery?

With Packlink, parcel delivery to Malaysia can be stress-free as we’ll deal with any customs clearance issues or paperwork on your behalf. All you need to do is pack your item, book online and wait for it to arrive safely at its destination country.

If you are shipping multiple items, we recommend using our Packlink PRO service, which allows you to consolidate your orders into one shipment to take advantage of bulk shipping discounts.

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