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Eligibility Criteria for Different Types of Bonded Warehouses

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Bonded Warehouse (​​Gudang Berlesen, GB) Company is licensed under Section 65 of the Customs Act 1967.

Applications for GB licenses must be submitted to the Zone Operations Director/State Customs Director where the GB premises are located using Form JKDM No.1 along with Annex A and supporting documents based on the Checklist in Annex A.

The eligibility requirements for application are as follows:-

A) Public Bonded Warehouse (GBA)

  1. Only companies with Berhad or Sendirian Berhad status registered with SSM are eligible to apply.
  2. Must have at least 30% Bumiputera equity and this requirement applies throughout the licensing period.
  3. Paid-up capital:
    1. Minimum RM 1,000,000 for critical goods storage;
    2. Minimum RM 1,000,000 for mixed critical and non-critical goods storage; and
    3. Minimum RM 250,000 for non-critical goods storage.
  4. The value of goods stored for one (1) year must be at least:
    1. RM 3,500,000 for critical goods;
    2. RM 3,500,000 for mixed critical and non-critical goods; and
    3. No minimum value for non-critical goods.
  5. Minimum GBA area:
    1. For critical goods storage space: 50,000 square feet;
    2. For mixed critical and non-critical goods storage space: 50,000 square feet; and
    3. For non-critical goods storage space: 20,000 square feet.
  6. The licensed area can be in the form of a building or open land within a fenced area marked on an approved plan.
  7. Goods allowed to be stored in open land licensed areas are large-sized or unsuitable for storage in buildings. For example, pipes for use in the petroleum and gas industry, containers, vehicles, and heavy machinery.
  8. The company is allowed to maximize warehouse space with stacking arrangements according to the suitability of the stored goods, ensuring safety, non-damage, and easy identification of their positions.

B) Private Bonded Warehouse (GBP)

  1. Companies registered with SSM / Local Authority (PBT) are eligible to apply.
  2. Storing critical goods (liquor, cigarettes, vehicles, tires, and rice) or any goods approved by the Director General of Customs owned by the license holder only.
  3. Paid-up capital:
    1. Minimum RM 150,000 for critical goods storage;
    2. Minimum RM 150,000 for mixed critical and non-critical goods storage; and
    3. Minimum RM 100,000 for non-critical goods storage.
  4. The value of goods stored within one (1) year must be at least:
    1. RM 5,000,000 for critical goods;
    2. RM 5,000,000 for mixed critical and non-critical goods; and
    3. RM 2,000,000 for non-critical goods.
  5. However, leniency in the requirements in paragraphs (3) and (4) may be considered for GBP meeting one of the following characteristics or conditions:
    1. GBP in areas without GBA facilities;
    2. GBP for ship supply (ship store) at ports without GBA facilities;
  6. The licensed area can be in the form of a building or open land within a fenced area marked on an approved plan. Goods allowed to be stored in open land licensed areas are large-sized or unsuitable for storage in buildings. For example, pipes for use in the petroleum and gas industry, containers, vehicles, and heavy machinery.

C) PEKEMA Licensed Warehouse (GB PEKEMA)

  1. Certified as a PEKEMA member.
  2. The applicant is a holder of an Open AP approved by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).
  3. GB structure allowed in the form of a building, exhibition room, or open land within a fenced area marked on an approved plan.
  4. The applied GB premises must obtain MITI support letter.

D) Public Bonded Warehouse Port/Airport

  1. Port/airport GBA is only allowed in ports and airports not located in the ZB area.
  2. Only airline companies, airport terminal operators, port operators, and port/airport authorities are eligible to apply.

Consideration of new license applications for all GB categories is at the Ibu Pejabat JKDM Customs Division I level.

Policy approval is granted for six (6) months or a reasonable period but not exceeding twelve (12) months.

GB licenses will be issued by the Zone Director / State Customs Director if all licensing requirements are complied with.

Conditions to be complied with before the license is issued:

  1. Built from strong and secure materials. The main entry/exit doors for goods must be limited to a single entry/exit lane only.
  2. Certificate of Occupancy (CFO) / Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC) / approval from the Local Authority must be obtained.
  3. Premises installed with CCTV and Customs Officers in charge can access these CCTV recordings.
  4. Installed with sufficient alarm systems in strategic locations and monitored 24 hours by Security Guards.
  5. Fenced with a height deemed suitable and safe by the Zone Director / State Customs Director.
  6. The premises location is not adjacent or close to factories or places storing or having easily flammable or explosive equipment such as hazardous chemicals and gas cylinders.
  7. Flammable and dangerous materials must be labeled and separated from other goods.
  8. Have an electronic inventory control system.
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