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Free Trade Areas (FTAs) and Its Related Customs Procedures in Malaysia

Date: 27 April 2020 (Monday)
Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Venue: Eastin Hotel, Petaling Jaya


The objective of this training is to provide the participants with the knowledge on the various Free Trade Agreements (Regional and Bilateral) Malaysia has signed and how these FTAs seek to promote trade, investment, economic development and enhance competitiveness of Malaysian exporters and importers with particular emphasis on duty reduction.

The training also seeks to provide participants with the detailed knowledge of the criteria required to be satisfied by exporters to obtain the Preferential Certificate of Origin (PCO) and its related issues. Further the seminar will also examine the customs procedures to be complied in relation to import / export of goods and the claim for preferential tariff. The program will highlight common misconceptions related to Certificate of Origin.


  • The Regional and Bilateral FTAs signed by Asean and Malaysia.
  • How exporters importers and manufacturers can expand their share into various markets through preferential tariff treatment and benefits derived from it.
  • The procedures involved in obtaining preferential treatment.
  • Understand the mechanism for obtaining Certificate of Origin.
  • How FTAs could assist in further development of SME and remain competitive.
  • The benefits and problems associated with FTA.

    This course is suitable for all traders, manufacturers, importers, exporters and other business community who want to take advantage of benefits offered by FTAs in reducing costs, expand into new markets and to remain competitive.


    Power Points Presentation, Lectures, Discussions and Q & A sessions.

    Objectives & Rationale behind FTAs
    Scope / benefits of Using FTAs
    Regional & Bilateral FTAs
    Understanding of Common Terminologies used in FTA
    Certificates of Origin (PCO) and Non Certificates of Origin (NPCO) & Issuing Authorities
    Procedures to obtaining PCO
    Operational / Certification Procedures for Rules of Origin
    Procedures for Approval for Certificate of Origin
    Procedures relating to claim preferential tariff
    Application of Harmonised System Coding (HS) in FTAs


    P. Nadaraja was formerly with the Royal Malaysia Customs (1981-1997) as a Senior Officer of Customs having served in various units and his key areas of focus includes customs administration, import and export procedures, classification, valuation, licensing and compliance matters. He possess an indepth knowledge of various customs legislations including Customs Act, Sales Tax Act, Service Tax Act, Excise Act and other subsidiary legislations. He has vast experience in Customs matters and has been a guest lecturer at the Royal Malaysia Customs Academy in Malacca on various occasions to deliver lectures on various aspects of Customs laws and procedures.

    In 1997 he left the Customs Department on optional retirement for private practice as an Advocate and Solicitor.

    He is now involved in legal practice and at the same a time is actively involved in conducting seminars and workshops on customs matters. He has also conducted in house training for various companies including statutory bodies and has advised and consulted upon by companies on issues such as customs and sales tax valuation, classification, service tax matters, drawback, refunds, exemptions and others. He was officially appointed by the Customs Department to conduct Basic Customs Course for forwarding agents during the year 2005 – 2007.

    He is also an Associate of the Malaysia Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and an Associate Member of Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (ACTIM) and is currently involved in customs litigation and rendering of consultancy services on Customs matters.


    Early bird fee: RM954 per person - Register before 20 April 2020

    Normal price: RM1,166 per person

    –SBL Claimable (includes Lunch, Tea-Breaks, Course Notes, Certificate of Attendance and 6% SST)

    *Group discount of 10% available (for 3 or more participants from the same company)


    Malaysian Export Academy
    No. 86, Jalan BP 7/8,
    Bandar Bukit Puchong,
    47120 Puchong, Selangor.

    Tel : 03 8066 3107
    Fax: 03 8066 6152

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