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Clearance of Goods
Voluntary Disclosure Programme
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Declaring Agent Governance Framework
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Travel Advisory
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GST Exemption for Investment Precious Metals
Controlled and Prohibited Goods
Tourist Refund Scheme
Three-quarter Tank Rule
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Transferring of Residence to Singapore (PRs and Returning Singaporeans and Foreigners)
Customs Guide for Travellers
Customs Offences

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Goods Subject to Control
Permit Application Procedures
List of Competent Authorities and Controlled Goods
List of Controlled Imports
List of Controlled Exports


The import, export and transhipment of some goods are subject to the control of Competent Authorities.

Some Competent Authorities require you to apply for approval or a licence prior to the import, export or transhipment of the controlled goods.

Permit Application Procedures

You are required to submit the permit applications to the relevant Competent Authority through TradeNet® for processing and approval before importing, exporting or transhipping the goods that are subject to control.

If you know the HS code of your product, you may also use the HS/CA Product Code Search Engine to check if your product is controlled. If a product is controlled, the "Import", "Export" and "Transhipment" columns of the search results will indicate the Competent Authorities (CAs) controlling the product. Click on the CA's acronym e.g. "FCD" to access its contact information.

List of Competent Authorities and Controlled Goods

For a list of Competent Authorities in Singapore, please click here

List of Controlled Imports

For a general list of controlled imports, please click here.

List of Controlled Exports

For a general list of controlled exports, please click here.

For a more comprehensive list of items that are subject to control by the relevant Competent Authority, please click here.

To apply for approval/licence from Competent Authorities, please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

For FAQs on customs matters, click here.

Customs Circulars

For Circulars on customs matters, click here.

E-Learning Courseware

For e-learning to the ‘Guide to Customs Procedures’, click here.

Last reviewed on 16 June 2014
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