Custom Account

Declaring Entities such as importers, exporters, shipping agents, air cargo agents, freight forwarders, common carriers, individuals carrying on business under their full name and other person who intend to:

  • Engage in import and/or export activities in Singapore
  • Appoint a Declaring Agent to apply for custom import, export and transshipment permits or certificates through TradeNet

Where to apply?

In Permit & Out Permit

In Permit is required before you can import goods into Singapore

Out Permit is required before you can export goods out of Singapore

Fees?

  • $2.88 per each permit

Where to apply?

Strategic Goods Control Permit

For exporting, importing and transshipping of Strategic Goods.

It covers all goods and technology that are intended or likely to be used for weapons or mass destruction

Where to apply?

Import Certificate and Delivery Verification (ICDV)

The ICDV complement the export control regime of the foreign exporting country. It assures the exporting country that sensitive goods are delivered to approved end-users in Singapore, or that the goods are allowed to be re-exported through Singapore to approved end-users.

Steps for application:

  1. Apply for an import certificate if the goods imported into Singapore are controlled by the exporting country or the exporting country request for an Import Certificate
  2. Apply for an import permit before the arrival of goods
  3. Apply for a Delivery Verification after importing the goods (if required by exporting country)

Where to apply?

Certificate of Origin

– Ordinary Certificate of Origin

A trade document that helps to identify the origin of the good.

– Preferential Certificate of Origin

It allows your buyer to pay lower or no customs duty when you export your goods under a Free Trade Agreement or Schemes of Preferences.

Health Certification for Export of Live Foodfish for Breeding

This will allow exporters to export live food fish for farming

Fees?

  • $16.80 (regular) / $33.60 (express)

Where to apply?

Application for Import & Export of Food

Such as:

  • Application for Export of Live Broilers to Singapore
  • Application for Export of Table Eggs to Singapore
  • Application for Canning/Processing Plant to Export Raw Meat Products to Singapore
  • Application for Egg Processing Plant to Export Salted and Preserved Eggs to Singapore
  • Application for Export of Processed Egg Products to Singapore
  • Application for Slaughterhouse/Cutting Plant to Export Raw Meat to Singapore

Where to apply?

Export Health Certificate (Veterinary Health Certificate for Meat, Fish & Diary Products)

To apply for health certificate for exporting food commodities.

Where to apply?

License for Import/Transshipment of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

For the import/transshipment of fresh fruits and vegetables

License Prerequisites:

  • Top up CPF Medisave.
  • Activate UEN with Singapore Customs.
  • Submit original GIRO form.

Fee?

  • $378 (regular) / $756 (express)

Where to apply?

Licence Import, Export & Transshipment of Live Poultry & Livestock

Live poultry includes domestic fowl or chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, silkies, quails, chukar partridges and pigeons.

Livestock includes sheeps and goats.

Where to apply?

– Importing Live Poultry

  1. Check that your sources are approved by Singapore Food Agency (SFA) (Can only import live chickens and ducks from approved farms in West Malaysia)
  2. Meet SFA’s veterinary conditions (https://www.sfa.gov.sg/docs/default-source/tools-and-resources/resources-for-businesses/veterinary-conditions-for-the-importation-of-domestic-birds.pdf)
  3. Apply for Customs Clearance Permit ($62 per consignment, apply via TradeNet)
  4. Obtain veterinary health certificate (issued by the relevant veterinary authority of the exporting country)
  5. Make an appointment for border control inspection
  6. Inspection upon arrival in Singapore

– Importing Livestock

  1. Check that your sources are approved by SFA (Can only import livestock from Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand and USA)
  2. Meet SFA’s veterinary conditions (https://www.sfa.gov.sg/docs/default-source/tools-and-resources/resources-for-businesses/veterinary-conditions-live-sheep-goats.pdf)
  3. Apply for a Special Slaughter Permit (fill in the form – https://www.sfa.gov.sg/docs/default-source/food-import-and-export/application-for-special-slaughter-permit-(ssp).pdf & submit to [email protected] at least one month in advance)
  4. Apply for SFA Import License (License to Import/Export/Transship Animals, Birds, Eggs and Biologics from gobusiness licensing website)
  5. Obtain veterinary health certificate (issued by the relevant veterinary authority of the exporting country)
  6. Make an appointment for border control inspection
  7. Obtain a master’s /captain’s declaration
  8. Inspection upon arrival in Singapore

– Exporting Live Poultry & Livestock

Licensed trader who intend to export live poultry or livestock from Singapore are required to fulfill SFA’s export requirements, as well as the import requirements of the country of destination

  1. Check the import requirements of your country of destination
  2. Apply for SFA Export License (License to Import/Export/Transship Animals, Birds, Eggs and Biologics from gobusiness licensing website)
  3. Obtain a Veterinary health certificate (Apply for an SFA Veterinary Certificate online via GoBusiness Licensing website)
  4. Apply for Custom Clearance Permit (Via Tradenet, for the export clearance at the border control checkpoints)

– Animal Feed for Livestock

Includes livestock feed and aquaculture feed

Livestock feed is for goats, pigs, cows, sheep and poultry (e.g. ducks and chickens)

Feed components include whole or processed feed, premixes, fish meal, raw ingredients or animal feed and additives. Aquaculture feed is for aquatic animals such as food fish and crustaceans

  1. Login to TradeNet and declare the items intended for import
  2. Attached supporting documents (e.g. health certificate, manufacturer’s declaration, ingredient list, invoices, bill of lading/airway bill) to your declaration )
  3. Check status of your declaration in TradeNet, there will be a permit fee of $22
  4. Print the generated Cargo Clearance Permit

– Licence to Import Pigs

– Free Sale Certificate (Animal Feed)

A form of SFA endorsement for animal feed products intended for export, including livestock feed and aquaculture feed.

Fee?

  • $21 per certificate
  • 3 working days for processing

Where to apply?

– Free Sale Certificate (Food)

A form of SFA endorsement for products intended for export, including meat, fish and egg products and processed food products.

Fee?

  • $16.80 per certificate
  • 3 working days to process

Where to apply?

Rice Licence

A license is required to import (into Singapore or Singapore Free Trade Zone), re-export and carry on wholesale dealings in rice.

– License to import and carry on wholesale dealings in stockpile grade rice

Import of white rice, basmati rice, parboiled rice and ponni rice

Stockpile License holder must participate in the Rice Stockpile Scheme (RSS)

Fees?

  • $50 per application

Where to apply?

– License to import and carry on wholesale dealings in non-stockpile grade rice

Import of glutinous rice, brown rice, red rice, cargo rice, wild rice

Fees?

  • $50 per application

Where to apply?

– License to Import for Re-Export

Import of rice for re-export only. Consignments shall be kept at free trade zone

Fees?

  • $50 per application

Where to apply?

– License to import for manufacturing

Import of 100% broken white rice for manufacturing purposes

Fees?

  • $50 per application

Where to apply?

– License to carry on wholesale dealings in rice

Import of ice is not permitted.

This license is for merchants to carry out wholesale dealings in all types of rice within Singapore

Fees?

  • $50 per application

Where to apply?