MITI Releases Full List Of Essential Services That Can Operate During The MCO 2.0

The Ministry Of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has released the full list of companies considered as essential services that can operate for the next two weeks of movement control order (MCO) starting midnight today. The five essential sectors include manufacturing, construction, services, trade and distribution, as well as plantation industry and commodities.


Here’s The Full List Of Essential Services To Operate During MCO:

A. Factories and manufacturing1. Aerospace including MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul)

2. Automotive manufacturing and after-sales services

3. Food, beverages and its chain

4. Packaging and printing

5. Household products, self-care goods (FMCG — fast-moving consumer goods — soap and others) and detergents including its chain

6. Healthcare and medicine including dietary supplements

7. Personal protective equipment (PPE) and fire safety equipment

8. Components for medical tools

9. Electrical and electronics


10. Oil and gas

11. Petrochemicals and petrochemical products

12. Chemical products


13. Machines and tools

14. Ceramics (ceramics as moulds for glove manufacturing)

15. Iron and steel


16. Textile (involving PPE production)

17. Furniture sector

18. Manufacturing, distillation, storage, supply and distribution of fuel and lubricants

B. Construction

19. Construction:

i. Maintenance and critical repair works

ii. Main works to build public infrastructure

Iii. Building construction works that provide complete worker accommodations at the construction site or workers placed at Centralised Labour Quarters (CLQ)

C. Services

20. Financial services and its chain

i. Financial institutions (Banking, insurance, Takaful and other entities that are licensed , approved or registered by Bank Negara Malaysia)

Ii. Capital market entities that are licenced, registered or supervised by the Securities Commission Malaysia

21. Local government and municipal services

i. Pawning services / community credit (registered money-lender companies)

ii. Solid waste management / sewerage

iii. Public cleaning

iv. Cleaning of premises and sanitisation

22. Telecommunications and digital infrastructure including ICT services and global business services (GBS)

23. E-commerce and its chain including e-marketplace services, digital payments and local e-trading centres

24. Hotel and accommodation

25. Agriculture, aquaculture and livestock sector including veterinary services:

I. Management of farms/ swallow farms/ horses/ animal processing plants/ slaughter houses/ livestock/ factories for livestock feed/ supplies such as vaccines/ livestock management/ pet stores (operations to shift livestock is at night)

ii. Disease control and supervision of production of livestock, livestock input and products related to the livestock industry (including export and import) and

iii. Health management, diagnosis of illness and treatment of animals

26. Utilities (water and electricity)

27. Professional services (including accountants/ lawyers/ auditors/ engineers/ architects), scientific (including R&D) and technical (including maintenance)

28. Security services

29. Security and defence

30. Land, water and air transportation

31. Services and operating of ports, shipyards, airports, including the moving of cargo, storage or bulk commodities

D. Distribution business 

32. Warehousing and logistics

33. Services/Sales/Distribution of Food and Beverages

34. Retail/ distribution/ wholesale

E. Plantations and commodities

35. Agriculture, aquaculture and livestock and its chain

36. Plantation and commodities and its chain

F. Others

37. Any services, works, industries and businesses as determined by the health minister after discussions with the authorities supervising that service, work, industry and business.

Strict SOPs In Place

Also mentioned is that only 30% of employees in the management group are allowed to be in the office. The number of staff and employees directly involved in the production line will be determined by their respective employers, with strict SOPs in place. Besides, employees of the company who are allowed to be at work are required to bring along a copy of the notification provided by the employer together with the employee pass and employer confirmation letter.

Source: MalayMailMITI

Also read Detailed SOPs To Take Note Of For All The States Undergoing MCO 2.0

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