INTERNATIONAL Trade and Industry Ministry’s (MITI) FAQ on Movement Control Order:
1. What are the critical industries/factories allowed to operate throughout the movement control order (MCO)?
A: Only critical industry/selected factory (are) allowed to operate throughout the MCO, with conditions set by MITI. Please refer to the list of products categorised required or critical.
2. Are there procedures/approval needed for the factory or industry to operate throughout the MCO?
A: Yes. A manufacturing company needs to apply for special approval to continue operating during the MCO period. The application can be done through a form which can be downloaded from www.miti.gov.my. The form needs to be submitted to [email protected]. Companies that have been approved will receive approval letters from MITI to continue operating, subject to conditions set by the ministry.
3. Can companies that produce products not listed on the critical product lists appeal to operate throughout the MCO?
A: No. Only approved and the selected company is allowed to operate, subject to the terms and conditions. This move is important to ensure the effectiveness of the MCO. In any situation where machines and factory equipment have to remain in operation for technical reasons, it can be done but with minimum manpower. Application for concerning the matter can be forwarded to MITI.
4. Can the factory/company which has been approved, to operate in full-time throughout the MCO?
A: No. Only critical products are allowed to be manufactured. Any non-crucial activity must cease from operating throughout the MCO period.
5. Can companies apply for the Certificate of Origin (COO) throughout the MCO?
A: Yes. The application for the COO can be done at Level 2, Menara MITI from 9am to 1pm. Any further inquiry on COO can be submitted via email at [email protected].
6. Can a company apply to obtain the Preferential Certificate of Origin (PCO) under the Free Trade Agreements (FTA) scheme?
A: Yes. The application for PCO can be submitted through the ePCO system at http://newepco.dagangnet.com/dnex/login/.
7. Can companies apply for e-Form D under the Asean Trade In Goods Agreement (ATIGA)? How?
A: Yes. The company should click on the Asean Single Window (ASW) upon application to ensure that the e-Form D can be submitted electronically through the ASW platform to the importing countries. Should the company faces difficulties, please email to [email protected] and [email protected]
8. Can companies apply for the Approved Permit (AP) throughout the MCO period?
9. Can companies apply for a permit under the Strategic Trade Act throughout the MCO period?
10. Can companies process the shipment of products to/from overseas markets?
A: Yes. Logistics services in Malaysia are in operation as usual during the MCO period.