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Starting a Liquor Company



Starting a Liquor Company


To start a liquor company in Malaysia, you will need to:


1. Register your business with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM). You can choose to register as a sole proprietorship, partnership, or limited liability company (Sdn Bhd).


2. Obtain a liquor license from the Royal Malaysian Customs Department. The type of license you need will depend on the type of liquor business you will be operating. There are five types of liquor licenses available in Malaysia:

  • Beer House License: This license allows you to sell beer and wine for consumption on-premises only.

  • Public House License: This license allows you to sell all types of liquor for consumption on-premises only.

  • Retail Shop License: This license allows you to sell all types of liquor for off-premises consumption only.

  • Wholesale Dealer's License: This license allows you to sell all types of liquor to other liquor retailers and wholesalers.

  • Manufacturer's License: This license allows you to manufacture liquor in Malaysia.

3. Find a suitable location for your liquor business. The location must be zoned for the type of liquor business you will be operating and it must have the necessary approvals from the local authorities.


4. Secure the necessary financing for your liquor business. This may include start-up capital, working capital, and inventory financing.


5. Develop a business plan that outlines your business goals, target market, marketing strategy, and financial projections.


6. Hire qualified staff to manage and operate your liquor business.


7. Market and promote your liquor business to potential customers.


Here are some additional tips for starting a liquor company in Malaysia:

  • Conduct market research to understand the liquor market in Malaysia and identify opportunities for your business.

  • Develop a unique selling proposition (USP) that differentiates your liquor business from the competition.

  • Focus on customer service and provide a positive experience for your customers.

  • Comply with all applicable laws and regulations governing the liquor industry in Malaysia.

Starting a liquor company in Malaysia can be a challenging but rewarding experience. By following the steps above, you can increase your chances of success.


Liquor License Application Procedure


To apply for a liquor license in Malaysia, you will need to:


1. Download and complete the liquor license application form from the Royal Malaysian Customs Department website.


2. Attach the following supporting documents to your application form:

  • A copy of your business registration certificate

  • A copy of your tenancy agreement or land title for the premises where you will be selling liquor

  • A copy of your health and safety certificates for the premises

  • A copy of your fire certificate for the premises

  • A copy of your police clearance certificate

  • A copy of your passport-sized photograph

3. Pay the applicable application fee. The fee varies depending on the type of liquor license you are applying for.


4. Submit your completed application form and supporting documents to the Royal Malaysian Customs Department.


Once you have submitted your application, the Customs Department will review your application and conduct an inspection of your premises. If your application is approved, you will be issued a liquor license.


Here are some additional tips for applying for a liquor license in Malaysia:

  • Make sure that your premises are located in a zone that is approved for selling liquor.

  • Make sure that your premises comply with all applicable health and safety regulations.

  • Make sure that you have a fire certificate for your premises.

  • Make sure that you have a police clearance certificate.

  • Submit your application form and supporting documents as soon as possible to avoid any delays in the processing of your application.

For more information on the liquor license application procedure in Malaysia, please visit the Royal Malaysian Customs Department website or contact the department directly.


How Bestar can Help

Bestar can help you start a liquor company in Malaysia by providing you with the following services:

  • Company registration: Bestar can help you register your liquor company with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM).

  • Liquor license application: Bestar can help you apply for a liquor license from the Royal Malaysian Customs Department.

  • Business plan development: Bestar can help you develop a comprehensive business plan for your liquor company.

In addition to these services, Bestar can also provide you with advice and guidance on all aspects of starting and running a liquor company in Malaysia.


Here are some specific examples of how Bestar can help you start a liquor company in Malaysia:

  • Company registration: Bestar can help you choose the right business structure for your liquor company, complete the necessary paperwork, and submit your application to the SSM.

  • Liquor license application: Bestar can help you identify the correct type of liquor license you need, complete the application form, and gather the required supporting documents. Bestar can also represent you during the liquor license application process and help you to resolve any issues that may arise.

  • Business plan development: Bestar can help you to develop a comprehensive business plan that outlines your business goals, target market, marketing strategy, and financial projections. Bestar can also help you to identify and mitigate potential risks.

Bestar is a one-stop shop for all of your liquor company start-up needs. By working with Bestar, you can save time and money, and you can increase your chances of success.


To learn more about how Bestar can help you start a liquor company in Malaysia, please visit Bestar's website or contact Bestar directly.

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