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1 1 MIDA INCENTIVES FOR THE OIL PALM BIOMASS INDUSTRY BY SITI AISHAH GHAZALI AGRO-BASED INDUSTRIES DIVISION MALAYSIAN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 3 December 2008

2 2 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. MIDA

3 3 Foreign Direct Investment Domestic Investment Cross-Border Investment Services PROMOTION Planning for Industrial Development Recommend policies and strategies on industrial promotion and development RESEARCH & PLANNING Manufacturing licences Tax incentives Expatriate posts Duty exemption Other incentives for R&D, software development,technical & vocational training EVALUATION 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 FOLLOW-UP/MONITORING MIDA

4 4  Advisory Services Centre Government representatives based in MIDA Government representatives based in MIDA Advisory Services & Assistance  Immigration Department  Customs Department  Department of Occupational Health & Safety  Department of Environment  Ministry of Finance  Telekom Malaysia Berhad  Tenaga Nasional Berhad

5 5 A user friendly centre for visitors to obtain comprehensive information on investment, trade, financing and productivity. BUSINESS INFORMATION CENTRE (BIC)

6 6 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. POLICY ON THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR

7 7 All new projects in the manufacturing, including for expansion and diversification will be exempted from both equity and export conditions. LIBERALISATION OF THE EQUITY POLICY

8 8  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.. PROMOTION OF INVESTMENTS ACT, 1986

9 9  Two main INCENTIVES :-  Pioneer Status (PS)  Investment Tax Allowance (ITA) PROMOTION OF INVESTMENTS ACT, 1986

10 10 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. INVESTMENT INCENTIVES  Accumulated losses and unabsorbed capital allowance during the pioneer period can be carried forward and deducted from post-pioneer income

11 11  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) INVESTMENT TAX ALLOWANCE (ITA)

12 12  ITA is for 5 years from the date the first qualifying expenditure is incurred  Unutilised ITA can be carried forward to the subsequent years INVESTMENT TAX ALLOWANCE (ITA)

13 13  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.  ITA of 60% (100% for promoted areas) on capital expenditure incurred within 5 years to be off set against 100% of statutory income. Cont.. PIONEER STATUS (PS) FOR SMALL SCALE COMPANIES

14 14  Fulfill one of the following criteria:- 1.Value added of at least 15% 2.Contribute to socio-economic development of the rural population PIONEER STATUS (PS) FOR SMALL SCALE COMPANIES

15 15 Pioneer Status/ITA for Malaysian companies (with at least 51% Malaysian equity) which reinvest in rubber, oil palm and wood-based industries. INCENTIVE FOR REINVESTMENT IN RESOURCE-BASED INDUSTRIES

16 16 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. REINVESTMENT ALLOWANCE (RA)

17 17 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 million for processing of palm biomass into value added products.

18 No. of projects approved: 12 projects Total Investments: RM million 2006 No. of projects approved: 13 projects Total Investments: RM million Products: Moulded products, plywood, veneer, flooring boards, laminated block boards, pellets and briquette charcoal & fibres PALM BIOMASS SECTOR

19 19 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 :- a) PS with 100% tax exemption of the statutory income for a period of 10 years; or b) ITA of 100% to be offset against 100% of the qualifying capital expenditure incurred within a period of 5 years Cont..

20 20 INCENTIVES FOR THE UTILISATION OF OIL PALM BIOMASS INCENTIVES FOR THE UTILISATION OF OIL PALM BIOMASS Existing Companies that Reinvest a)PS with tax exemption of 100% on the increased statutory income arising from the reinvestment for a period of 10 years; or b)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.

21 21 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..

22 22 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 At least 70% Malaysian Company which invests should own at least 70% equity of the company that commercialised the R&D findings 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 Commercialisation of R&D should be implemented within one year from the date of approval of the incentive

23 23  Used directly in the manufacturing process or agricultural activity  Not produced locally (For machinery/equipment produced locally sales tax exemption is applicable) EXEMPTION FROM IMPORT DUTY AND SALES TAX ON MACHINERY/ EQUIPMENT/SPARE PARTS

24 24  Not produced locally or  Produced locally but specifications / quality / price are not acceptable For Export Market For Domestic Market  Not produced locally or  Finished product is non-dutiable (e.g. furniture) EXEMPTION FROM IMPORT DUTY ON RAW MATERIALS / COMPONENTS

25 25  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 EXEMPTION PERIOD

26 26 To promote technology transfer and inflow of foreign skills, manufacturing and related services companies operating in Malaysia are allowed to employ expatriateTo 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.To take care of their investment interest in Malaysia foreign companies are also allowed key posts. EMPLOYMENT OF EXPATRIATE PERSONNEL

27 27  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. EMPLOYMENT OF EXPATRIATE PERSONNEL

28 28 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 MANUFACTURING SECTOR - Employment

29 29 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. MANUFACTURING SECTOR - Employment

30 30 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 capitalAdditional 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.An existing company which is exempted from Manufacturing license is required to submit appropriate Business License issued by Local Authorities.

31 31 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 and Experience Up to 10 years - Non-Executive Require Technical Skills and Experience Up to 5 years Experience Up to 5 years DURATION OF POSTS

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