Labuan Commodity Trading Company with GIFT Incentives
A registered Labuan Commodity Trading Company (LITC) is ideal for physical and related derivative trades of commodities around the world. LITC may enjoy a set of incentives through the Global Incentives for Trading (GIFT) program offered by the Labuan jurisdiction to maximise profits and more importantly, be able to create operational substance within Malaysia itself.
The GIFT program is mooted to aim at positioning Malaysia as a regional trading and storage hub for oil and gas to attract international individual traders and trading houses. Not only does the GIFT program allows trade of oil and gas, but it also allows trade with several different commodities.
Labuan Commodity Trading Company – Specified Commodities under GIFT Program
The GIFT program facilitates the trading of physical and related derivative instruments of:
- Petroleum and petroleum-related commodities
- Liquified natural gas (LNG)
- Agriculture products
- Refined raw materials
- Base minerals and chemicals
Labuan Commodity Trading Company – Advantages of GIFT
One key advantage is that the operational office(s) can be set-up anywhere in Malaysia while enjoying the Labuan tax regime. To apply for GIFT incentives, please click here for complete information.
Using the Labuan registered commodity trading company, all dealings will be in foreign currencies of choice except in Malaysia Ringgit. This is ideal for international traders around the world! A special incentive applies for those that trade specifically in petroleum and its related products whereby dealings may be done with Malaysian residents using foreign currency.
Typically, there are minimum eligibility and compliance criteria to meet in order to establish and run a Labuan commodity trading company such as:
* Min. USD 100 million turnover
* Employment of three (3) professional commodity traders with min. salary of RM15,000
* Annual spending business expenses of RM 3 million
As a special advantage and incentive, the LITC is exempted from complying with the above criteria for the first five (5) years from the date of the license issued by the Labuan Authority.
There are not many Asian jurisdictions that offer such attractive incentives for commodity traders. To know more about the differences between the Labuan GIFT program versus the Singapore GTP program, please click here.
Key Tax Profile of Labuan Commodity Trading Company:
* For International revenue, corporate tax will be 3% of net profit with an audit report
* For local Malaysian revenue, corporate tax will be 24% with an audit report
* Allowed to settle and trade payments in any currency except Malaysia Ringgit
* Permitted dealing with residents for trade of petroleum, petroleum-related and coal products
* No withholding tax on interest, dividends, royalty received by residents or non-residents
* No sales tax, GST, service tax for international dealings
* For Malaysian dealings, 6% GST is applicable for annual revenue more than RM500,000
* 100% exemption of personal income tax on Directors’ fee for foreign individual or corporate director
* 50% rebate on personal income tax on professional expatriate employment
* No stamp duty in connection with all instruments for Labuan business activities, including share transfer
* Operational office can be established anywhere in Malaysia
|Type of Compliance||Reporting Party||Due Dates
|Annual Return||Labuan FSA||1 month before anniversary of incorpn. date
|Annual Labuan Fee||Labuan FSA||On and before anniversary of incorpn. date
|Corporate Tax ||Inland Revenue||By 31st March, extendable to 31st May
|Employer Return - Form E||Inland Revenue||By 31st March
|Audit Report||Labuan FSA||Within 6 months from financial account
|Annual Update Statistical Form||Labuan FSA||by 15th Feb
|LITC License Fee||Labuan FSA-Fee RM40,000||By 15th Jan
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