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MalaysiaProduct safety requirements and regulations are put in place to reduce risks of injury, ensure safety during use and improve quality of life. Most products entering the Malaysian market must meet the relevant requirements of the authorities depending on the product scope.

Regulations and compliance requirements can however pose challenges to companies who are looking to explore new markets in Malaysia. You can ensure that your products successfully meet the Malaysian standards by working with a market leader, TÜV SÜD.

TÜV SÜD fully understands the local requirements and procedures applicable in Malaysia. You can rely on our expertise and knowledge to help you access key markets efficiently while at the same time, be assured of our objectivity, integrity and professionalism.


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  • Electrical Safety

    Regulatory agency

    • The Energy Commission, Suruhanjaya Tenaga (ST)


    • The Electrical Supply Act 1990 and Electrical Regulation 1994 require manufacturers to apply for Certificate of Approval (COA) and affix the product with the SIRIM Label or certification mark.
    • Standards accepted by ST:
      • Test report with or equivalent to Malaysia Standards (MS) issued by a DSM recognised laboratory. 
      • CB test report and certificate. 
      • Reports by laboratories that are accredited by DSM, ILAC, APLAC, etc.
      • Guideline on test report validity of electrical equipment based on risk of electrical equipment identified by the Energy Commission.
        • When applying CoA, for high risk equipment, the origin test report shall be valid for not less than 1 year and not exceeding 5 years from the date of test report.
        • When applying CoA, for low risk equipment, validity of test report exceeding 5 years is acceptable.


    • Application must be made by the local importer.
    • Manufacturers should obtain COA from ST before applying for SIRIM Label or certification mark.
    • The SIRIM Label can be obtained through the SIRIM Product Certification Scheme (PCS) or Batch Testing Scheme (BTS).

    Applicable product categories

    • Product categories requiring SIRIM Label include: 
      • Circuit breakers
      • Domestic power tools
      • Household appliances
      • Lighting
      • Plug tops/Plugs
      • Socket outlets
      • Switches and dimmers
      • Wires/Cables/Cords
      • Etc.

    A full list of product categories may be found here. To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.


    Our services at a glance

    As a listed testing laboratory for Malaysia under the ASEAN EE MOU, TÜV SÜD’s test reports are accepted by ST for safety approval.

  • Energy Efficiency

    Regulatory agency

    • The Energy Commission, Suruhanjaya Tenaga (ST)


    • Based on Electricity Regulation 1994 (Amendments 2013) Regulation 101A (3), the Energy Labelling Program is applicable to the certain products.
    • Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) are required for certain products. 


    • Applications should be made to ST. 
    • Performance testing, where applicable, should be done by SIRIM QAS International or any laboratory recognised by Standard Malaysia. 
    • All manufacturers and importers of the following products must affix the energy efficiency label onto the products before they can be sold to customers namely for
      • Air conditioners
      • Domestic fans
      • Refrigerators
      • Television sets 

    Applicable product categories

    The products in the scope of MEPS:

    • Air conditioner
    • Refrigerator
    • Domestic fan: MS 2574:2014
    • Lamps: MS 2598:2014
    • Television
    • Washing machine

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Malaysia requirements and obtaining the necessary approval. We are able to support you in meeting Malaysia's energy efficiency requirements and our test reports are well accepted globally.

  • Telecom & Wireless

    Regulatory agency

    • Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)


    • Type approval is required for fixed line and wireless telecommunications products. 
    • SIRIM QAS International is the designated CB. 
    • Products must be marked with Self-labeling.
    • EMC compliance is required for the above, where applicable.


    • Application must be made by the local importer. 
    • Two samples are required for physical inspection. Upon approval, products should be labelled with the SIRIM Label accordingly.
    • Starting from 11 February 2019, SIRIM CMCS (Wireless division) implemented electronic Certificate of Conformity of eCOC. it replaces the current method where a hard copy certificate is issued and certificate holder needs to collect the certificate from SIRIM counter.

    Applicable product categories

    • Regulated telecom equipment include:
      • Analogue Calling Line Identity Presentation (ACLIP) facility for connection to PSTN 
      • Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) transceivers 
      • Connecting to the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) using basic access 
      • Connecting to the ISDN using primary rate access 
      • Cordless telephone systems
      • Low frequency cables and wires with PVC insulation and PVC sheath
      • Overvoltage protective devices 
      • Private Automatic Branch Exchange (PABX) system for connection to PSTN 
      • Terminal equipment for Connecting to Public Switch Telephone Network (PSTN)
    • Regulated wireless equipment include: 
      • Amateur radio equipment 
      • GSM mobile terminals 
      • Land mobile radio equipment 
      • Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) Equipment 
      • IMT-2000 Third-Generation (3G) cellular mobile terminals 
      • Short Range Devices (SRD) 

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    • TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Malaysian requirements and obtaining the necessary approval. 


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