As previously mentioned in this blog, Malaysia will implement Strategic Trade Act 2010 ("STA") on October 1st, 2010. Although it is much earlier than expected, good news for trader is that the STA provide 3 months grace period from the commencement date of STA. In this period, the STA provide a deeming temporary authorization for the applicant to continue with existing activities.
Malaysian MITI posted Key Features of the STA and FAQ on their web site. This is comprehensive and easy-to-understand guideline. Please see:
(or http://www.miti.gov.my/cms/index.jsp Home --> Guidline --> Strategic Trade Act)
Controlled Items List is not officially gazetted yet here, but by looking through the FAQ document, the category code is apparently similar to Wassenaar type ECCN (e.g. Category 4 is computer, Category 5 is telecommunication and information security). In FAQ, they mention about "ECCN" numbering scheme, cite as examples such as 1A002, 4D003, or 9E102 which looks like same scheme as US and EU.
In addition, this FAQ provide export permit types, application turn-around time, and the validity period. Malaysia have multiple types of bulk permit in audition to single-use permit.
This MITI web site is apparently new, since the total visitors shows below 100 as of today.
Perhaps, more details such as Ministerial Order will be published in this web site?