Set-up Manufacturing Project In Sarawak

What Is Manufacturing Activity?

Manufacturing activity as defined in the Industrial Coordination Act, 1975 means “ the making, altering, blending , ornamenting, finishing or otherwise treating or adapting any article or substance with a view to its use, sale, transport, delivery, or disposal and include the assembly of parts and ship repairing but shall not include any activity normally associated with retail or wholesale trade”.



The Industrial Coordination Act, 1975, requires person (s) engaging in any manufacturing activity to obtain a license from the licensing officer in respect of manufacturing activity. The objective of the Act is basically to ensure orderly development and growth in the manufacturing sector. Only manufacturing companies with shareholders’ funds of RM2.5 million and above or engaging 75 or more full time employees need to apply for license under the ICA.


How To Set Up A Manufacturing Establishment In Sarawak

All the application for the establishment of industrial projects to be located in Sarawak shall obtain the Industrial Coordination Committee’s (ICC) approval (if  the shareholders’ funds below RM2.5 million and or engaging less than 75 full time employees) / or support  (if  the shareholders’ funds of RM2.5 million and above or engaging 75 and full time employees).

List Of Manufacturing Industry:

1. Food Manufacturing

  • Agriculture Products Processing
  • Fish Preparation & Preserving
  • Biscuits Factories/Co. Factionaries etc.
  • Meehoon, Noodles & Related Products
  • Prepared Animal Feeds
  • Ice Factories
  • Chicken/Beef/Meat Processin
  • Miscellaneous Food Preparation

 2.  Beverages Manufacturing

  • Soft Drinks & Carbonated Beverages Manufacturing
  • Distillery. Rectifying & Blending of Spirits

3. Wood based & Wood Products

  • Sawmills/Sawn Timber
  • Plywood, Board & Veneer
  • Furniture & Fixtures Parts
  • Laminated Timber, Parquet, Moulding, Panel & Dowels
  • Rattan Products
  • Charcoal
  • Other Miscellaneous Wood Products

4. Paper,Printing & Publishing Products

  • Printing, Publishing & Allied Industries
  • Jobs & Commercial Printing & Book Binding
  • Stationery
  • Manufacture of Paper Boxes, Bags & etc
  • Manufacture of Sanitary Napkins
  • Miscellanous Paper Products

5. Rubber Products

  • Retreading & Vulcanizing of Tyres & Repair of Tubes
  • Recycle of Rubber Products
  • Miscellaneous Rubber Products

6. Chemical & Chemical Products

  • Manufacture of Chemical Fertilizer
  • Manufacture of Matches
  • Manufacture of Soap, Washing & Cleaning Compounds
  • Paints & Related Products
  • Medical Pharmaceutical Products
  • Batteries Products
  • Miscellaneous Chemical Industries

7. Petroleum & Other Related Products

  • Oxygen Products      
  • Other Mineral & Related Products
  • Petrol Kiosk

8. Non-Metallic Mineral Products

  • Manufacture of Structural Clay Products
  • Manufacture of Pottery & Earthware
  • Manufacture of Cement & Concrete Products
  • Ceramic Products
  • Miscellaneous of Non-Metallic Mineral Products

9. Basic Metal Products

  • Manufacture of Architectural Metal Products
  • Manufacture of Wire & Wire Products
  • Manufacture of Tin, Can & Metal Boxes
  • General Engineering & Machinery Repair Shop/Welding
  • Manufacture of Aluminium Products
  • Fabricated Metal Products
  • Manufacture of Metal Small Ware, Stamps & Stencils etc
  • Recycle of Metal Products
  • Miscellanous Metal Products

10. Electronic & Electrical Products

  • Electrical Industries
  • Electrical Appliances 
  • Electronic Products & Components
  • Miscellanous Electronic & Electric Products

11. Transport Equipment Products

  • Ship Building & Repairing
  • Motor Vehicle Industries
  • Miscellaneous Products related to Transport Industries
  • Manufacture of Machinery & Equipment

12. Textiles & Garments Products

  • Textiles & Garments
  • Carpets & Rugs
  • Miscellanous of Textile Products

13. Plastics Products

14. Renewable Energy Products

15. Services

  • Warehousing
  • Logistic
  • Hotel
  • Assembly & Reconditioning of Motor Vehicle

16. Miscellaneous Manufacturing Products

  • Manufacture of Toys
  • Manufacture of Arms & Ammunititions
  • Manufacture of Scientific & Measuring Equipment
  • Manufacture of Leather & Leather Products
  • Manufacture of Polystyrene Products




2.1  Flow Chart Process Application for Approval to establish industrial projects




Picture      Text Box: Company submits Form ICC-1 Amended 2000 to MID, or ICA application form to MIDA




Picture      Text Box: Application received and processed by MID




Picture      Text Box: Check Form and request for additional information from company, if necessary




Picture      Text Box: Request comments from relevant government departments / agencies




Picture      Text Box: Interview company / Site visit by Processing Officer



      Text Box: Application considered by ICC













Picture           Text Box: Approval by MIDA & Manufacturing Licence issued by MITI (Manufacturing Licence)





Picture          Text Box: Approval conveyed to Company by MIDA, KL