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Date: 18 March 2020
Time: 9:30am

Please be informed that government has agreed for companies producing the list of items below (as stated in Section A & B as below) can continue to operate at minimal level.

Companies will need to ensure compliance with MOH’s requirements at all times and companies will be responsible to bear all costs associated with disinfecting the premises and factories.

Companies need to furnish MITI with name list of workers who will be working at the premises and factories during the period of movement control order, which is 18th to 31st March 2020. Click here for MITI’s contacts.

A. List of Essential Goods
1. Food and beverage items including imported items
• Rice
• Sugar
• Vegetable and animal oils and fats
• Flour and All Grain Mill Products
• Bread
• Water
• Dairy products – milk, infant formula
• Condiments and Spices
• Dry food such as instant noodles, etc
• Coffee and tea
• Canned food
• Meat
• Chicken
• Animal feed
• Processing of fruits and vegetable

2. Agriculture and fisheries including imports
• Fish and Seafood
• Fruits
• Vegetables

3. Household products
• Detergents
• Disinfectants
• Sanitisers
• Personal care items
• Toilet paper and tissue paper

4. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including Fire Safety Equipment and Medical Attire including face mask, rubber gloves, etc

5. Pharmaceutical – all chemicals and drugs production

6. Packaging materials and printing including ink

7. Medical and surgical devices

8. Parts for medical devices eg. parts for ventilators

B. List of Products that are Part of the Supply Chain of Essential Goods Supply Chain For Exemption From the Restriction of Movement
1. Oil & Gas

2. Petrochemicals
• Polyester fibres & filaments
• Polypropylene & polyethylene
• ABS & MABS resin
• Maleic Anhydride
• PVC Paste resin
• Expanded EPE
• Impact modifiers & processing aids
• Styrene Monomer
• Styrene Butadiene Latex
• Polystyrene

3. Chemical and Chemical Products – Fertilizer and Pesticide

4. Electrical & Electronics (E&E) including semiconductors

Disclaimer: This information is yet to be officially announced by federal authorities. InvestPenang has taken all reasonable measures to ensure the accuracy of this information and will update accordingly once the official announcement is made.