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Manufacturing License

The Industrial Coordination Act (ICA) 1975 requires person(s) engaging in any manufacturing activity to obtain a license from the Licensing Office* in respect of such manufacturing activity. The objective of the Act is to ensure orderly development and growth in the manufacturing sector. Only manufacturing companies with shareholders’ funds of RM2.5 million and above or engaging 75 or more full time employees need to apply for a licence under the ICA. In this context, “manufacturing activity” is defined as the making, altering, blending, ornamenting, fishing or otherwise treating or adapting any article or substance with a view to its use, sale, transport, delivery or disposal and includes the assembly of parts and ship repairing but shall not include any activity normally associated with retail or wholesale trade.

Application for a Manufacturing License should be made by sending in three (3) copies to:

Director General
Malaysia Industrial Development Authority (MIDA)
Plaza Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2267 3633
Fax: +603-2274 7970
Website: www.mida.gov.my
E-mail: secretariat@mida.gov.my

* The Licensing Office is the Secretary-General of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry as gazetted under Gazette Notification P.U. (B) 31/78.