Insight – Malaysia increases scrutiny of food imports


Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services (MAQIS) officers at the border have increased their scrutiny of food imports.

This has led to a number of consignments of meat, grain, honey and dairy being detained at Penang Port and Port Klang (North Port).

Stronger enforcement at the border is expected to continue.

What exporters should do

Exporters should make sure their documentation complies with agreed trade protocols between Australia and Malaysia to prevent delays.


The Manual of Importing Country Requirements details the import requirements for exporting to Malaysia.

Austrade has additional information about the Malaysia market.

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