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Types of Declaration
Types of Declaration
List of Messages/Declaration Types
TradeNet® Processing
Use of Letter of Undertaking in the event of a declared TradeNet® Failure


Types of Declaration

The various types of Customs declarations  in Singapore include the following: 

    -    IN-Payment declaration  
    -    IN-Non-Payment declaration 
    -    OUT (with or without Certificate of Origin) declaration 
    -    Transhipment/Movement declaration


Customs declarations are submitted for the following purposes:

IN-Payment - for payment of duty and/or GST on goods which are to
be consumed in Singapore;

IN-Non-Payment - removal of goods from arrival points (by sea, air, road and rail)
to licensed premises or other approved places of storage; to cover movement
of goods which are exempted from payment of duty/GST in Singapore; to cover
movement of goods which are exempted from payment of duties
but are GST payable

Transhipment/Removal - for through transhipment and removal of goods: 

 i.     Imported by sea from vessels at anchorage to the 
        Free Trade Zone (FTZ) for storage;

ii.     From the FTZ for re-export to foreign destination; 

iii.    From the point at which they arrive on import to another point 
        at which 
        they are to be re-exported (eg. from Peninsular Malaysia via 
        Woodlands Checkpoint to Singapore Changi Airport);

iv.    To cover movement of goods between licensed or approved premises 
        within Customs territory (eg from one licensed warehouse to another);

OUT (with Certificate of Origin) - to cover the movement of goods from
Customs territory (eg, removal of goods from licensed/approved
premises for export or storage in the FTZ) together with a
Certificate of Origin;

OUT (without Certificate of Origin) - to cover movement of goods from
Customs territory (eg. removal of goods from
licensed/approved premises for export or storage in the FTZ);




List of Message/Declaration Types

Please check here for a list of the message and declaration types for Customs permits.





TradeNet® Processing 

1.       In Singapore, all declarations for movement of goods are submitted and processed electronically through an EDI system known as 'TradeNet®'. Only Singapore-registered companies may apply to declare permits through the TradeNet®. For companies who do not have TradeNet®, please approach the TradeNet® Service Centre.

2.       A TradeNet® declaration will be assigned a unique reference number. This number serves to identify a particular declaration. This reference number
consists of 3 data elements, namely, the declaring company's
UEN (Unique Entity Number), the date of transmission (YYYY MM DD) and
the declaration's serial number. It is normally assigned
automatically by the trader's software system.


3.       Approved Customs permits would be transmitted back to the trader
who will print the permit i.e. the Cargo Clearance Permit (CCP) at
his own premises for clearance of the goods.


Please click here for more information on ‘Submission of Permit Applications'
under
TradeNet®




Use of Letter of Undertaking in the event of a declared TradeNet® Failure

In the event of a declared TradeNet®  failure, traders who are unable
to obtain an approved TradeNet® permit will use a Letter of Undertaking (LOU)
to clear the goods. On the LOU, the trader undertakes to apply for a
TradeNet® permit through the TradeNet® System for the goods
within 3 days from the date that TradeNet® services are restored.

 

Template for Letter of undertaking for TradeNet® unavailability
Click 
here ( DOC 61kb ) to download the form. 


Template for Letter of Undertaking to be used for the Export, Transhipment
and/or Bringing in Transit of Strategic Goods under Tier 1 of the Strategic Trade Scheme during TradeNet® unavailability
Click 
here ( DOC 113kb ) to download the form.




   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 15 April 2014
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