As scheduled since last year, Malaysia's Strategic Trade Act 2010 (STA) came into effect on 1st
However, please be noted it is only for export permit application of Category 0 (Nuclear items) which will be exported from April 1st, 2011 onward. Exporters have a period of 3 months preparation of export permit of this category and the application for the export permits must be submitted to the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) for category 0. Details on the application procedures are available on http://www.aelb.gov.my/ .
(I don't think Malaysia companies have many nuclear related items, though. In other word, it is good grace period in starting phase for improving the procedures in government authorities and industries by evaluating how implementation going on in real operational world.)
The export permit requirement for all other strategic items under the STA i.e., Military
Items and Dual Use Items (Category 1-9), will be enforced on 1st July 2011 and
companies are required to apply for the export permits from 1st April 2011.
Good news for exporters are the controlled items list is finally available on Malaysia MITI web site.
It can be downloaded in MS-Word file. As it was announced previously, the list is in link with EU list. I find their control list is, yes, same as EU list Annex I to Regulation 428/2009. The noteworthy point is that the list have conversion column with HS code, and relevant government authority is indicated in the right side column. I think HS code conversion is useful only for "first time" traders who have no idea of equivalent ECCN of their items. Please be noted export control code and HS code have totally different criteria in classification, HS code should be only for reference purpose to narrow down the possible export code.