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Manifest Reconciliation Statement

Regulation 11(3) and Regulation 12(3) of the Regulation of Imports and Exports Regulations allow the User to submit the Manifest Reconciliation Statement (MRS) to Singapore Customs in accordance with the terms and conditions of the MRS Scheme. 'User' refers to the owner, master or agent of any vessel/aircraft who is required to register with Singapore Customs. The MRS is submitted in lieu of documents specified in Regulations 11(2) and 12(2) of the Regulation of Imports and Exports Regulations.
  1. MRS Sea Registration requirements

    To register as a User of the MRS Scheme, a company should:
    • Possess a Entity Identifier/UEN that is issued to your company
    • Involve in shipping activities, e.g. acting as a shipping agent
    • Read the MRS Scheme's Terms and Conditions carefully before completing the MRS registration form
    • Prepare a Letter of Authorisation ( DOC 25kb ) and send it to SC if the person who is completing and submitting the MRS registration form is not the person in-charge (i.e. a manager and above)
    • Complete and e-file the MRS registration form to SC

    Upon successful registration, SC will issue a user login ID and a password to the authorized declarant based on his/her NRIC Number, Passport Number or Foreign Identification Number (FIN).

  2. Submission procedures

    1. Users of the MRS Scheme - Sea

      • Need not submit manifests and permits for each vessel. Instead, they only have to submit a MRS to the Singapore Customs.
      • Submit the MRS to Singapore Customs within 14 days of departure and 17 days of arrival of the vessel.
      • Retain their documents for one month from the date of submission of the MRS for Singapore Customs' auditing, if necessary.

    2. Shippers/consignees should submit the permits to the shipping agents and Cargo Manifest Declarations (CMDs) to the airline agents within the stipulated timeframe.

Last reviewed on 15 April 2014
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