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Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin


   FMM is authorised by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
     to issue and endorse Certificate of Origin since January 1982.

   FMM is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICC),        Paris since 1988.

   FMM is one of the major and reputable chambers in Malaysia to endorse the
     Certificate of Origin.


   Certificates of Origin endorsed by FMM are recognised and accepted by 
     Customs Authorities worldwide.


Cover page of Non-Preferential C.O
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  What is Certificate of Origin (CO)?                                                            
  

 
Certificate of Origin is a document that certifies the country of origin of a particular product.     

The Certificate of Origin is intended solely to prove the origin of goods in order to satisfy customs
or trade requirements such as supporting letter of credit.  It can also be used as supporting documents
for the issuance of corresponding COs by another authorised Chamber.

Product which Meets Rules of Origin:

   Manufactured in Malaysia & used 100% local materials;  or
   Manufactured in Malaysia through transformation process which alters tariff code classification at 
     six (6) digit level;  or
   Contains at least 25% local materials

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   How to Apply for Non-Preferential Certificate of Origin (NPCO)?          
 



   STEP 1:  Register with FMM for NPCO Endorsement Service                                  
 

You may download the NPCO Registration Form according to your company's nature of business provided
in the link below and submit the completed documents to FMM office nearest to your location.  Please
click here for FMM office locations.


Upon receiving your company's Registration Form together with the supporting documents, FMM would
check and verify the application.  Once the application has been approved by FMM, you may submit
your NPCO application to FMM office nearest to your location for endorsement by following STEP 2 below:


      STEP 2:  Submit Your NPCO Application According to the Type of Endorsement 
                  Required
   
 


 
  A - Malaysian Manufactured & Processed Products Applicable for Member & Non-Member 
 

Example:  [ A Malaysian Manufacturer Exports Direct to Bangladesh ]


The NPCO application must be accompanied by a copy of each of the following documents, which
shall be retained by FMM:


   Invoice from Malaysian Manufacturer to Bangladesh Importer
 
   Packing List
 
   Bill of Lading for Goods from Malaysia to Bangladesh
 
   Customs K2 Form
 
   Other Documents that FMM May Deem Necessary                                         


FMM shall have the right to inspect the premises where manufacturers assemble the goods under the
application and to check the documents and records of the applicants.




 B - Third Party Endorsement
Applicable for Member & Non-Member                                                                 
 


Example:   [ A Singapore Company Buys from Malaysian Manufacturer & Sells to Papua New 
                     Guinea.  Malaysian Manufacturer Applies for NPCO on Behalf of Singapore
                     Company for Their Importer in Papua New Guinea ]


The NPCO application must be accompanied by a copy of each of the following documents, which
shall be retained by FMM:


   Invoice by Malaysian Manufacturer to Singapore Company
 
   Invoice by Singapore Company to Papua New Guinea Importer
 

   Packing List
 

   Bill of Lading for Goods Shipped from Malaysia to Papua New Guinea
 
   Customs K2 Form
 
   Letter of Indemnity Covering Third Party Consignor 
 
   Other Documents that FMM May Deem Necessary


FMM shall have the right to inspect the premises where manufacturers assemble the goods under the
application and to check the documents and records of the applicants.


Guidelines on How to Fill Up NPCO Form for Third Party Endorsement?

Box 1:  Goods Consigned From
(Exporter's Business Name, Address & Country)

             Malaysian Exporter's Company Name
              On Behalf of Foreign Company or 3rd Party Company's Name & Address

Box 8 & 9:

No

Scenario

Box 8: Gross Weight or
          Other Quantity

Box 9: Invoice Number &       Date of Invoice


1.


Normal scenario with 3rd party invoicing if applicant is able to provide you with both invoices which is the Malaysian invoice
and 3rd party invoice


To include gross weight and invoice value of 3rd party only


Mandatory to declare invoice number and date of 3rd party only


2.


NPCO applicant only has Malaysian invoice and not 3rd party invoice


To include invoice value (where possible) and  gross weight based on 3rd party invoice

If the applicant do not wish to reveal the RM value of the invoice, they can do so by providing a letter on their company letterhead to FMM explaining why the value should not be on the NPCO.  Applicable for member and non-member.


Mandatory to declare:

   3rd Party Invoice
     Number & Date  and


   Malaysian Invoice
     Number & Date

If applicant do not wish to reveal the Malaysian invoice number and date on the NPCO, they can do so by providing a letter on their company letterhead to FMM. Applicable for member and non-member.


  
The remaining details required for the NPCO form remained the same. You may also contact the FMM Secretariat for more information.




  C - Back-To-Back (B2B) / Transhipment NPCO Applicable for Member only                          
 

 
Effective January 1, 2018, exporters would need to adhere to the revised additional guidelines issued by
MITI which allows for Back-to-Back (B2B) / Transhipment NPCO to be issued to companies in
the following categories:

CATEGORY 1: COMPANIES OPERATING IN BONDED WAREHOUSE

Documents from the First / Previous Exporting Country

1

Certificate of Origin <Within One Year>

2

Invoice

3

Bill of Lading

4

Packing List

Documents from the Intermediate Country (Malaysia)

1

Invoice

2

Bill of Lading / Delivery Note

3

Packing List

4

Monitoring Sheet

Additional Documents

1

Customs K8 Declaration / ZB Form (Import)

2

Customs K8 Declaration / ZB Form (Export)



CATEGORY 2 - COMPANIES WITH GOODS TRANSHIPPED IN FREE ZONE

Documents from the First / Previous Exporting Country

1

Certificate of Origin <Within One Year>

2

Invoice

3

Bill of Lading

4

Packing List

Documents from the Intermediate Country (Malaysia)

1

Invoice

2

Bill of Lading / Delivery Note

3

Packing List

4

Monitoring Sheet

Additional Documents

1

Customs K8 Declaration / ZB Form (Transhipment)



CATEGORY 3 - COMPANIES WITH LICENSED MANUFACTURING WAREHOUSE STATUS

Documents from the First / Previous Exporting Country

1

Certificate of Origin <Within One Year>

2

Invoice

3

Bill of Lading

4

Packing List

Documents from the Intermediate Country (Malaysia)

1

Invoice

2

Bill of Lading / Delivery Note

3

Packing List

4

Monitoring Sheet

Additional Documents

1

Customs K1 Declaration (Import)

2

Customs K2 Declaration (Export)

3

Licensed Manufacturing Warehouse from Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD) *for existing license holder*

4

Approval Letter on Value Adding Activities (VAA) or “Kelulusan Menjual Alat Ganti Sebagai Warranty Parts” from Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD)

5

Letter of Undertaking*

 6 Approval Letter from MITI
- Without approval from MITI, FMM is not able to proceed with the B2B NPCO 
   endorsement



CATEGORY 4 - COMPANIES WITH EXISTING REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTRE (RDC) /
                          INTERNATIONAL PROCUREMENT CENTRE (IPC) / PRINCIPAL HUB (PH)
                          STATUS      
           
Documents from the First / Previous Exporting Country

1

Certificate of Origin <Within One Year>

2

Invoice

3

Bill of Lading

4

Packing List

Documents from the Intermediate Country (Malaysia)

1

Invoice

2

Bill of Lading / Delivery Note

3

Packing List

4

Monitoring Sheet

Additional Documents

1

Customs K1 Declaration (Import)

2

Customs K2 Declaration (Export)

3

Licensed Manufacturing Warehouse from Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD) *for existing license holder*

4

Letter of Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) /  International Procurement Centre (IPC) / Principal Hub status from MIDA *for existing license holder*

5

Letter of Undertaking*

6
Approval Letter from MITI
- Without approval from MITI, FMM is not able to proceed with the B2B NPCO 
  endorsement


(*)  Letter of Undertaking shall bear the following:
  • Assurance from applicant that the goods to be re-exported have not gone any substantial processes that may compromise the origin status of the first exporting country, other than the permissible activities such as storing, break-bulking, repacking, relabeling, preserving and transportation / logistics activities such as unloading and loading;
  • Commitment that applicant shall be fully accountable and liable in case of any fraud, falsification, wrongdoing and / or due diligence related to the details or information declared by the applicant during the application for B2B NPCO; and

  • Will or intention of applicant to accept any legal action and / or any other possible consequences with regard to fraud, falsification, and wrongdoing and / or due diligence related to the details or information declared by the applicant during the application for B2B NPCO.




   D - Certification of Commercial Invoice & Other Shipping Documents Applicable for  
                                                                                                                           Member only
                    
 

 

Given that the verification visit would be performed during membership application, FMM is aware that 
the business is in operation and hence, the certification for the following documents can be performed
for FMM member only.  These certification request must be accompanied with NPCO endorsement.

   Invoice
   Packing List

 

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    FMM Certificate of Origin Forms                                                           


The FMM Certificate of Origin forms are available for sale in pads of 100 copies each at
all FMM offices.

The applicant shall furnish all particulars, typewritten as required in the certificate.
Provision must be made for an additional copy for retention by FMM. 



    FMM NPCO Endorsement Service                                                          
 

FMM’s network of 12 offices located throughout Malaysia offer professional guidance and
service on the issuance and endorsement of Certificate of Origin.  It takes only 20 minutes
to endorse each Certificate of Origin.

Please click here for FMM office locations.



    FMM Rates for NPCO Endorsement & Form                                          
 



Type of NPCO Endorsement & Form FMM Member
(RM)
Non-Member
(RM)

Per Signature for All Endorsements

5.20

9.90
Per Signature for Third Party Consignor 9.90 19.80
Conventional Certificate of Origin Form Per 100 Copies:
 
•   Peninsular Malaysia

 
15.10

 
19.80
   Sabah & Sarawak
19.80
24.55


Updated on June 16, 2020



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