Shipping from Japan to Malaysia

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Haulx is a one-stop freight service provider that caters shipping services from Japan to Malaysia.

Our team of experienced professionals is here to advise you on how your cargo will be transported, the documents that are required and controlled/restricted items for shipping.

Air freight and sea freight are the two ways cargo can be transported from Japan to Malaysia.

The two delivery methods vary in terms of price and shipment time.

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Air Freight

Your goods will mostly be flown on passenger aircrafts during commercial flights.

You can expect shipping via air freight to take between 1 to 3 days.

In terms of cargo movement, three of the busiest airports in Japan are

  • Narita International Airport,
  • Haneda Airport and
  • Kansai International Airport.

Whereas for Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur International Airport handles the most traffic cargo.

Sea Freight

Sea freight involves the transportation of goods with large ships. This can be done via less than container load (LCL) and full container load (FCL).

You can expect deliveries via sea freight to be completed within 2 weeks.

A likely route your shipment will take is from Japan’s Port of Tokyo to Malaysia’s Port Klang or Tanjung Pelepas. These ports handle the most exports and imports in their respective countries.

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Need to ship your goods from Japan to Malaysia? Contact us today for a free shipping quotation!

Items commonly shipped from Japan to Malaysia

The following are a list of items that Malaysia commonly imports from Japan:

  • Electronics
  • Machinery
  • Cars
  • Iron and steel
  • Plastics
  • Pearls, precious stones, metals and coins
  • Medical, optical and photographic equipment
  • Mineral fuels and oil

Exporting from Japan

Important information to know

There are no regulations regarding what cargo can be exported from Japan. However, export approval is required for goods that have international restrictions such as weapons, missiles and nuclear energy.

Exports from Japan are also not subjected to taxes.

Documents required

  • Packing list
  • Invoice
  • Export declaration form
  • Certificate of export
  • Permit or approval form (for restricted items)
  • Documents concerning exemption from customs duty

Importing to Malaysia

Important information to know

Information such as the cargo description, value and quantity of goods as well as country of origin have to be clearly stated in the customs declaration form K1.

Also, delivery can only commence after import tax and goods and services tax have been paid for.

Documents required

  • Customs form K1
  • Bill of lading
  • Commercial invoice
  • Packing list
  • Any relevant permits
  • Licenses or certificates

List of restricted and prohibited items for import into Malaysia

The following list of items are completely prohibited from import into Malaysia:

  • Sharp objects such as pencils, pens, knives and daggers
  • Pornographic material
  • Any kind of physical or digital article that can threaten Malaysia’s development
  • Counterfeit currencies
  • Poisonous chemicals
  • Illicit drugs

Some goods are only allowed to be imported into Malaysia with a relevant import permit:

  • Arms, ammunition and explosives
  • Imitation arms, ammunition and explosives
  • Motor vehicles
  • Home brewing equipment
  • Live animals and plants
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Toxic and hazardous waste

Benefits of engaging a freight forwarder

Freight forwarders leverage on volume to negotiate for more affordable shipping rates, allowing them to offer economical prices to their customers.

Freight forwarders will help to handle the entire shipping process. All you have to do is to sit back, relax, and wait for your goods to be delivered.

Interested in finding out how you can ship your goods from Japan to Malaysia? Contact us today and our sales team take at most one working day to get back to you.

Why choose Haulx?

One-Stop Freight service provider

Apart from air and sea freight forwarding, we also offer a range of services such as cargo insurance, warehouse storage and customs clearance.

In essence, we are a one-stop freight service provider for all your shipping needs.

Excellent Service

We have been around for over a decade, and have a wealth of experience in freight forwarding. Thus, we provide the best service and the most competitive rates.