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Online Tariff Finder Launched For Malaysia’s Trade Communities

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 September 2007 – Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) and leading service provider of electronic supply chain management and collaboration services, today announces the launch of Tariff Finder Online (TFO), Malaysia’s first online search portal for trade tariffs codes.

Based on Microsoft’s .NET framework, the TFO is a powerful web-based application that allows users to search for the most up-to-date tariff information in accordance with the latest changes and rulings by the Royal Malaysian Customs (i.e. Kastam DiRaja Malaysia – KDRM).

Soon Koi Voon, Chief Executive Officer of, says that the TFO system was specifically developed to address the pains and issues long faced by the trade and logistics communities.

“For a long time, importers, exporters, freight forwarders and shippers have had to deal with the tedious and often inaccurate method of manually researching for the exact trade tariffs of the goods and commodities they were dealing with – through cross referencing 2 to 3 books and from CD applications and databases.”

“And even if they manage to pinpoint the right tariff rate, it doesn’t guarantee that the calculated tariff is accepted by Customs; nor it is easy to source a Customs Ruling to proof otherwise,” explains Soon.

Using’s TFO, these problems are immediately resolved as the entire tariff rates of the Malaysian Customs – of more than 8,800 and 12,600 tariff items under the Harmonized Systems (HS) and ASEAN Harmonized Tariff nomenclature (AHTN) codes respectively, can now be accurately and instantaneously determined, and retrieved at the user’s fingertips.

Booster to Local Trade

The TFO is virtually the entire database of the Malaysian Custom tariff rates consolidated into a single Web-based platform, a powerful and thoughtfully designed search application that any registered user can access via the Internet.

Datuk Paul Low, Vice President of FMM and Chairman of says that the availability of the TFO system is a direct boost to the productivity of the local trade industry’s processes. “TFO will hugely benefit the large community of freight forwarders, importers and exporters both locally and overseas as it provides accurate and instantaneous tariff rate verification.”

“While tariff information has been available in hardcopy and CD format for several years now, no one has had the technology to translate that into a web-based application with such powerful and relevant functionalities. We are glad that has breached this challenge successfully,” says Low.

A Powerful Malaysian Tariffs Knowledge Base

Besides the latest and accurate tariff rates, the item description of relevant goods and commodities are available in three languages – English, Malay and Chinese; and information regarding the approved permit (AP) and restrictions of each item can be found immediately.

“ guarantees that all tariff information on TFO is the latest and in-line with the Malaysia Customs, with the TFO system being updated within 4 hours of every new Custom legislation or new ruling announcements,” exerts Soon.

TFO also provides users with 10 years worth of Customs rulings on previous transactions furnished by KDRM itself – in order to solve any disparities or tariff rate calculation disputes at Custom check points, if any.

Another unique feature of the TFO is the search option that provides a kind of Thesaurus dictionary which assists users to accurately define the commercial item they are dealing with. “For example, the Thesaurus will clarify that the trade name for ‘hard disks’ is actually ‘system storage’; hence eliminating a lot of inaccuracies in the user’s effort to refer to the right tariff rate code,” explains Soon.

Collaborations in the development of the TFO

Information on TFO is highly credible as this service is provided by in formal collaboration with In-Glow Technologies Sdn Bhd, the content provider involved in the development of the existing Customs tariff rates CDs.

“Besides In-Glow, the successful development of the TFO system is also attributed to Microsoft. is a Microsoft Independent Software Vendor (ISV), and our technology is developed on Microsoft’s technology platform,” shares Soon.

Moving forward,, together with its partners, plans to add tariff rates from other nations into TFO in order to better facilitate trade in the region. “TFO is just is one of a series of Gateway-Connect solutions and services that will be launching for the trade, manufacturing and logistics sectors. Our aim is to provide the necessary tools to ensure a smooth facilitation of the local trade industry, which in turn drives value to our customers and the nation as a whole,” surmises Soon.

28 responses to “Online Tariff Finder Launched For Malaysia’s Trade Communities”.


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  2. Adam Neo Says:

    It is great to have the online seach for tariff code. I supported this route.

  3. Grace Lee Says:

    I would like to import Masssage Chair for my shop, could you please let me know the Custom Tariff Code asap.
    Thank you so much.

  4. s.Vijay Anandh Says:

    We need tariff rate for export and import at Malasyia

  5. Hooi Kong Peng Says:

    We would like to know what is the ATHN Code for pet shirnk label which please revert asap.

  6. Desai Coatings Says:

    We want to know tariff code of Adhesive Coated Plastic Film.
    Pl. give us feed back.
    Yogesh Desai

  7. ikegami teruo Says:

    Dear manager
    Please you must teach following to me.
    I am Japanese,live at Tanjyung Bungah in Penang.
    I want to obtain buckwheat flour from Japan.
    Because my hobby is to make Buckwheat noodle.
    Can I import buckwheat flour from Japan ?
    Is buckwheat flour dutiable?
    Is the buckwheat flour that I ordered delivered to my house?

    Thank you

  8. Zainal Heng Says:

    We are searching for the HS Tariff code for a equipment to be imported from Germany .
    It is a ” Reactor for the productiom of metallic soap ”.
    It is somesort of a mixer .
    Can you help ?

  9. SK Says:

    Hi, I’m planning to buy this male enhancement product which is 100% herbal fm USA directly. It’s meant for my personal consumption for a year. The cost is abt USD520.
    I would like to know what’ll be the tax imposed?
    By any chance will this delivery get stuck in custom ?
    Prefer to buy fm US directly as the price sold here is slightly doubled.
    Appreciate your advise.

  10. LIZA Says:

    I would like to know the tariff code for PP MESH

  11. Michelle Says:

    Please advise me the custom tariff code number as follows :

    1. Spare Part for Spinning Machine
    2. Spare Part for Carding Machine

    * Above is for textile industry

    Looking forward your reply by today. Thanks.

  12. Maz aziz Says:

    Hi, our compony imports IT related products& software.
    I need sometimes to find the right Tariff Code & AP requirements related to the code.This is time consuming.Sometimes the goods are already at point of entry.Can you assist and send me the list from 8400 00 000
    to 8500 00 000 which I think is relevent to IT imports. Thanks MAZ.

  13. Shine Menon Says:

    Please give us the import tariff code for COCONUT HUSK CHIPS.


  14. Avijit Choudhary Says:

    Please let me the import duties & taxes in malaysia for HS Code 84798999.


  15. mazlan Says:

    Dear sir,

    I m looking for the tariff code as products mentioned below:All goods are come from china.

    1. die grinder
    2. electric planner
    3. electric drill

    kindly reply my email with thanks.

  16. CC CHOONG Says:

    I would like to know the Code No. for CCTV. Is it required SIRIM certificate.

  17. Teoh Says:

    code no

  18. LAY SI TAN Says:


    LAY SI

  19. ramlah Says:

    I would like to know the tariff code for SS316 standard steel for material (Hold Down Lug)


  20. Carsey Says:

    m looking for the tariff code as products mentioned below:

    fish ball
    fish cake


  21. Carsey Says:

    I would like to know the tariff code for fisah ball and fish and would be appreciated you advise wheather subject to sales tax?


  22. ramlah Says:

    I would like to know the tariff code for PP TELLERETTE PACKING

  23. Mark Says:

    I would like to have tariff code for all type of batteries

  24. Anne Says:

    I would to know the tariff code for all type of battery

  25. Tharu Says:

    Can I get the tarrif code for a stand DVD duplicator. I intend to bring one duplicator from Taiwan? Hope you can help me.
    Thank you

  26. shirly chew Says:

    I would like to import approx. 300,000 strip of teak for my floors. Can you help me to check how much is the tariff rate I need to pay

  27. Margaret Lim Says:

    Dear sir/Mdm
    I would like to import 4,000 pcs of tea (biscuit form)for personal consumption (to be shared among friends). Pls help to check the tariff code and rate and other taxes to be incurred.


  28. Aini Says:

    I would like to know the HS code for Glass Sealant, Vacuum Bags, Tube, Nozzle and High Tempereture Tape.

    Please reply as soon as posibble.

    Thank you