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MIDA. INCENTIVES FOR THE OIL PALM BIOMASS INDUSTRY BY SITI AISHAH GHAZALI AGRO-BASED INDUSTRIES DIVISION MALAYSIAN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 3 December 2008. MIDA.

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MIDA

INCENTIVES FOR THE

OIL PALM BIOMASSINDUSTRY

BY

SITI AISHAH GHAZALI

AGRO-BASED INDUSTRIES DIVISION

MALAYSIAN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

3 December 2008

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MIDA

Malaysian Government's principal agency for the promotion and co-ordination of industrial development in Malaysia. It is the first point of contact for investors who intend to set up manufacturing and related services projects in Malaysia.

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Foreign Direct Investment

  • Domestic Investment
  • Cross-Border Investment
  • Services

PROMOTION

EVALUATION

RESEARCH & PLANNING

  • Manufacturing licences
  • Tax incentives
  • Expatriate posts
  • Duty exemption
  • Other incentives for R&D, software development,technical & vocational training
  • Planning for Industrial Development
  • Recommend policies and strategies on industrial promotion and development

FOLLOW-UP/MONITORING

  • Assist companies in the implementation and operation of their projects
  • Facilitate exchange & co-ordination among institutions engaged in or connected with industrial development
  • Advisory Services

MIDA

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Advisory Services & Assistance

  • Advisory Services Centre

Government representatives based in MIDA

  • Immigration Department
  • Customs Department
  • Department of Occupational Health & Safety
  • Department of Environment
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Telekom Malaysia Berhad
  • Tenaga Nasional Berhad
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BUSINESS INFORMATION CENTRE

(BIC)

A user friendly centre for visitors to obtain comprehensive information on investment, trade, financing and productivity.

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POLICY ON THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR

  • Industrial Coordination Act (ICA) 1975
    • All manufacturing companies

with shareholders’ fund of RM2.5 million

and above or engaging 75 or more

full-time employees are required to apply

for a Manufacturing Licence.

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LIBERALISATION OF THE EQUITY POLICY

All new projects in the manufacturing, including for expansion and diversification will be exempted from both equity and export conditions.

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PROMOTION OF INVESTMENTS ACT, 1986

  • Provides incentives for the development of selected promoted products/activities in the manufacturing sector.
  • Also provides incentives for the development of the SMIs and the agriculture sector.

Cont..

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PROMOTION OF INVESTMENTS ACT, 1986

  • Two main INCENTIVES :-
    • Pioneer Status (PS)
    • Investment Tax Allowance (ITA)
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INVESTMENT INCENTIVES

  • PIONEER STATUS (PS) :-
  • Income Tax exemption on 70%* of statutory income for 5 years (Effective rate of tax is 7.8%)

* Full exemption (100%) in the case of approved projects in Sabah, Sarawak, Perlis & the designated Eastern Corridor States of Peninsular Malaysia i.e Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang & the District of Mersing, Johor.

  • Accumulated losses and unabsorbed capital allowance during the pioneer period can be carried forward and deducted from post-pioneer income
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INVESTMENT TAX ALLOWANCE (ITA)

  • ITA of 60% on qualifying capital expenditure (factory, plant, machinery/equipment excluding land)
  • ITA is to be utilised to offset against 70% of the statutory income
  • ITA of 100% to be utilised to offset against 100% of the statutory income for approved projects in Sabah, Sarawak, Perlis & the designated Eastern Corridor States of Peninsular Malaysia
  • (Effective from 13th September 2003)
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INVESTMENT TAX ALLOWANCE (ITA)

  • ITA is for 5 years from the date the first qualifying expenditure is incurred
  • Unutilised ITA can be carried forward to the subsequent years
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PIONEER STATUS (PS) FOR SMALL SCALE COMPANIES

  • Manufacturing companies with shareholders’ funds not exceeding RM500,000 and having at least 60% Malaysian equity undertaking promoted products/activities for small scale companies are eligible for PS with income tax exemption of 100% of statutory income for 5 years.
  • ITAof 60% (100% for promoted areas) on capital expenditure incurred within 5 years to be off set against 100% of statutory income.

Cont..

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PIONEER STATUS (PS) FOR SMALL SCALE COMPANIES

  • Fulfill oneof the following criteria:-
    • Value added of at least 15%
    • Contribute to socio-economic development of the rural population
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INCENTIVE FOR REINVESTMENTIN RESOURCE-BASED INDUSTRIES

  • Pioneer Status/ITA for Malaysian companies (with at least 51% Malaysian equity) which reinvest in rubber, oil palm and wood-based industries.
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REINVESTMENT ALLOWANCE (RA)

Expansion, Modernisation, Diversification & Automation Projects in operation for at least 36 months

  • 60% RA to be utilised to offset against 70%* of the statutory income
  • RA period - 15 years
  • Unabsorbed allowance can be carried forward until it is fully utilised
    • * Can be offset against 100% of the statutory income in the case of approved projects in Sabah, Sarawak, Perlis & the designated Eastern Corridor States of Peninsular Malaysia i.e. Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang & the District of Mersing, Johor.
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PALM BIOMASS SECTOR

  • Industry produces 30 million tonnes of fibrous biomass (dry weight) yearly from the plantation and the processing activities.
  • Industry estimated that from 100,000 hectares replanted yearly, 13.6 million logs of oil palm trunk available.
  • They will be used to produce value added products such as panel products, moulded packaging, composites products and pulp & paper.
  • To date, 73 projects were approved with total investments of RM 816.8 million for processing of palm biomass into value added products.
palm biomass sector
PALM BIOMASS SECTOR

2007

No. of projects approved : 12 projects

Total Investments : RM 158.7 million

2006

No. of projects approved : 13 projects

Total Investments : RM 211.7 million

Products : Moulded products, plywood, veneer, flooring boards, laminated block boards, pellets and briquette charcoal & fibres

incentives for the utilisation of oil palm biomass
INCENTIVES FOR THE UTILISATION OF OIL PALM BIOMASS
  • Promoted products such as particleboard, fibreboard, plywood, pulp and paper from oil palm biomass .
  • Incentives :-
  • PS with 100% tax exemption of the statutory income for a period of 10 years; or
  • ITA of 100% to be offset against 100% of the qualifying capital expenditure incurred within a period of 5 years

Cont..

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INCENTIVES FOR THE UTILISATION OF OIL PALM BIOMASS
  • Existing Companies that Reinvest
  • PS with tax exemption of 100% on the increased statutory income arising from the reinvestment for a period of 10 years; or
  • ITA of 100% on the additional qualifying capital expenditure be utilised to offset against 100% of the statutory income incurred within a period of 5 years.
incentives for commercialisation of public r d
INCENTIVES FOR COMMERCIALISATION OF PUBLIC R&D
  • A company that invests in its subsidiary company engaged in the commercialisation of resource-based R&D findings will be given tax deduction equivalent to the amount of investment made in the subsidiary.

Cont..

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INCENTIVES FOR COMMERCIALISATION OF PUBLIC R&D
  • The subsidiary company that undertakes the commercialisation of resource-based R&D findings will be given Pioneer Status with 100% tax exemption on statutory income for 10 years.

Criteria :

    • At least 70% Malaysian
    • Company which invests should own at least 70% equity of the company that commercialised the R&D findings
    • Commercialisation of R&D should be implemented within one year from the date of approval of the incentive
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EXEMPTION FROM IMPORT DUTY AND SALES TAX ON

MACHINERY/ EQUIPMENT/SPARE PARTS

  • Used directlyin the manufacturing process or agricultural activity
  • Not produced locally

(For machinery/equipment produced locally sales tax exemption is applicable)

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EXEMPTION FROM IMPORT DUTY ON RAW MATERIALS / COMPONENTS

For Export Market

  • Not produced locally or
  • Produced locally but specifications / quality / price are not acceptable

For Domestic Market

  • Not produced locally or
  • Finished product is non-dutiable (e.g. furniture)
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EXEMPTION PERIOD

  • 1 year for new application
  • 2 years for extension
  • For Finished Product which is non-dutiable (e.g. Furniture), 2 years for new application & 3 years for extension
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EMPLOYMENT OF EXPATRIATE PERSONNEL

  • To promote technology transfer and inflow of foreign skills, manufacturing and related services companies operating in Malaysia are allowed to employ expatriate
  • To take care of their investment interest in Malaysia foreign companies are also allowed key posts.
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EMPLOYMENT OF EXPATRIATE PERSONNEL

  • All types of application for expatriate personnel in manufacturing and related services will be considered by MIDA. These include application by NEW or EXISTING Companies for :-
    • New Expatriate posts
    • Additional Expatriate Posts; and
    • Other application, e.g.: extension of time, upgrading of term post to key post, change of title, amendments of approval conditions, etc.
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MANUFACTURING SECTOR - Employment

Guidelines:

Companies Foreign paid-up : US$ 2 million

  • Automatic approval for up to 10 expatriate posts, including 5 key posts

Companies Foreign paid-up : US$ 200,000 but less than US$ 2 million

- Automatic approval for up to 5 expatriate posts, including 1 key posts

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MANUFACTURING SECTOR - Employment

MANUFACTURING SECTOR - Employment

Companies Foreign paid-up : Less than US$ 200,000

  • A key post can be considered when foreign paid-up capital at least RM 500,000.
  • Number of expatriate (time post) allowed depends on merits of each case.

Malaysian owned companies More than 50% Malaysian equity

  • Allowed to employ expatriate personnel for technical post including R&D post regardless of the level of paid-up capital.
  • Consideration is based on merits of each case.
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MANUFACTURING SECTOR - Employment

  • Additional key posts and time posts for an existing company which undertakes Expansion/Diversification will depend on the additional value of the foreign paid-up capital
  • An existing company which is exempted from Manufacturing license is required to submit appropriate Business License issued by Local Authorities.
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DURATION OF POSTS

Key Post :

Can be permanently held by foreigner as long as the project is in operation

Time Post :

  • Executive Require professional Qualification

and Experience Up to 10 years

  • Non-Executive Require Technical Skills and

Experience Up to 5 years

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Thank You

For more information please visit:-

www.mida.gov.my