LEVYING OF CUSTOMS DUTIES
11 Power of Minister to fix customs duties by orders to be approved by the Dewan Rakyat cite [+]
(1) The Minister may, from time to time, by order published in the Gazette, fix the customs duties to be levied on any goods imported into or exported from Malaysia and to be paid by the importer or exporter, as the case may be.
(2) Any order made under subsection (1) shall, at the next meeting of the Dewan Rakyat be laid on the table of the Dewan Rakyat and shall, at the expiration of one hundred and twenty days from being so laid or of such extended period as the Dewan Rakyat may, by resolution, direct, cease to have effect if and in so far as it is not confirmed by a resolution passed by the Dewan Rakyat within the said one hundred and twenty days or, if such period has been extended, within such extended period.
(3) Where an order ceases to have effect in whole or in part as provided by subsection (2), then any customs duty levied in pursuance of such order or, as the case may be, of such part thereof as ceases to have effect shall, subject to subsection (4), be repayable to the person from whom such duty was levied.
(4) Unless the Minister shall otherwise direct, no customs duty repayable under subsection (3) shall be repaid, unless the person entitled to such repayment makes a claim therefor to the Director General within one year from the day on which the order ceases to have effect in whole or in part as provided by subsection (2).
(5) Such claim shall be made in writing and shall contain such particulars as the Director General may, by general or special order, require.
(6) (Deleted by Act A921).
12 Power to fix value cite [+]
The Minister may, from time to time, by notification in the Gazette, fix, for the purpose of the levy and payment of customs duties, the value of any dutiable goods.
13 Classification and valuation by proper officer of customs cite [+]
(1) The proper officer of customs may, in respect of any dutiable or uncustomed goods-
(a) determine the class of goods to which such dutiable or uncustomed goods belong; and
(b) value, weigh, measure or otherwise examine, or cause to be valued, weighed, measured or otherwise examined such dutiable or uncustomed goods,
for the purpose of ascertaining the customs duty leviable thereon.
(2) When a valuation of any goods has been made by the proper officer of customs, such valuation shall be presumed to be correct until the contrary is proved.
13A Payment of customs duty under protest cite [+]
Any person who is dissatisfied with a decision of a proper officer of customs under subsection 13(1) as to whether any particular goods are or are not included in a class of goods appearing in an order made under subsection 11(1) or with the valuation, weighing, measuring or examining of any goods may pay the customs duty levied under protest.
13B Director General to determine questions on classification and valuation cite [+]
Where customs duty has been paid under protest, the proper officer of customs shall, within thirty days of such payment being made, refer any question as to classification or valuation of goods to the Director General for his decision.
14 Powers of Minister to exempt cite [+]
(1) The Minister may, by order, exempt, subject to such conditions as he may deem fit to impose, any class of goods or persons from the payment of the whole or any part of any customs duty or any other prescribed fee or charge which may be payable.
(2) The Minister may in any particular case-
(a) exempt any person from the payment of the whole or any part of the customs duties or any other prescribed fees or charges which may be payable by such person on any goods; or
(b) direct the refund to any person of the whole or any part of the customs duties or any other prescribed fees or charges which have been paid by such person on any goods,
and in granting such exemption or directing such refund, impose such conditions as he may deem fit.
(3) Any goods in respect of which an exemption from the payment of customs duties has been granted under subsection (1) or (2) shall be deemed to be dutiable goods until the conditions, if any, subject to which the exemption from duty was granted are fulfilled and shall be liable to all other charges, not being customs duties, to which they would be subject if no such exemption had been granted.
14A Minister may remit customs duties cite [+]
The Minister may, if he thinks it just and equitable to do so, and subject to such conditions as he may deem fit to impose, remit the whole or any part of the customs duties or any other prescribed fees or charges payable under this Act.
15 Reimposition of duty cite [+]
(1) If any goods, on which customs duty has not been paid by reason of an exemption granted under section 14, cease to comply with the conditions subject to which such exemption was granted or cease to be kept or used by the person or for the purposes qualifying them for such exemption, such goods shall, upon such cesser, become liable to the customs duty and the person to whom such exemption was granted and any person found in possession of such goods shall be jointly and severally liable to pay such customs duty.
(2) If any goods, which are liable to customs duty under subsection (1) and on which such duty has not been paid, are found in the possession or on the premises of any person other than the person authorized to possess them under the terms of such exemption, such goods shall, until the contrary is proved, be deemed to be uncustomed goods.
16 Return of duty or other charges overpaid or erroneously paid cite [+]
It shall be lawful for the Director General, if it is proved to his satisfaction that any money has been overpaid or erroneously paid as customs duties or as any other fee or charge under this Act, to order the refund of the money so overpaid or erroneously paid:
(a) no such refund shall be allowed unless a claim in respect of it is made in the prescribed form within one year after the overpayment or erroneous payment was made; or
(b) in the case where any customs duty has been paid under protest under section 13B, no claim of refund shall be allowed unless such claim is made in the prescribed form within one year after the decision on classification or valuation is made known to the claimant.
17 Payment of duty, etc., short paid or erroneously refunded cite [+]
(a) through inadvertence, error, or for any other reason, misconstruction on the part of any officer of customs, or through unintentional misstatement as to value, quantity or description by any person, or for any other reason, the whole or any part of any customs duties or other moneys payable under this Act have not been paid; or
(b) the whole or any part of such customs duties or other moneys, after having been paid, have been, owing to any cause, erroneously refunded,
the person liable to pay such customs duties or other moneys or the person to whom such refund has erroneously been made, as the case may be, shall pay the deficiency or repay the amount paid to him in excess, on demand being made within three years from the date on which customs duty was payable or deficient customs duty was paid or the refund was made, as the case may be, and without prejudice to any other remedy for the recovery of the amount due, any goods belonging to such person which may be in customs control may be detained until such customs duty or deficiency be paid or the refund be repaid, as the case may be.
(2) Where any amount is payable in accordance with subsection (1) the Director General may allow the amount to be paid by instalments in such amounts and on such dates as he may determine.