2014-44 - Plant Exports – Clarification of import requirements for plant exports to Malaysia

​24 December 2014


Today the Malaysian Department of Agriculture (DoA) revised their requirements that only commodities (see key points) specified in IAN 2014/35 are required to meet the new phytosanitary requirements from 1 January 2015. The advice published in IAN 2014/42 is rescinded.


IAN 2014/35 set out new requirements for a select range of regulated articles exported from Australia. That advice remains extant.

Key Points

The Malaysian DoA has released import requirements for the following regulated articles from Australia:

  • soybeans
  • corn (maize)
  • cotton
  • citrus
  • raw dried/unprocessed grain for animal feed (oats and barley)
  • raw dried/unprocessed meal product for animal feed (lupin meal and linseed meal)

From 1 January 2015, requ​irements for these commodities will include:

  • an import permit, required for each consignment and valid for three months
  • export inspection
  • a phytosanitary certificate (electronic only from 1 March 2015)
  • on arrival sampling and inspection in Malaysia for pests and diseases​

  • A grace period between 1 January and 28 February 2015 where consignments with a bill of landing or airway bill dated prior to 31 December 2014 will be permitted entry without an import permit and phytosanitary certificate.

    If you have any further enquiries, please contact the Horticulture Exports Program or Grain Export.


    Kylie Calhoun
    Assistant Secretary
    Plant Export Operations

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    Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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