In January 2012, the Malaysian Department of Standards implemented MS2424:2012 General Guidelines on Halal Pharmaceuticals, a voluntary certification system. The guidelines enabled manufacturers of pharmaceutical products to apply for halal certification and established basic requirements for manufacturing and handling.
Additional documentation may be required to certify US content. U.S. exporters are advised to confirm documentary requirements before shipping.
Not all goods, whether imported or exported, require a license. However, having a robust understanding of Malaysia’s licensing schemes for imported and exported goods will save traders from being rejected by customs officials.