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Ship Crew

Crew members arriving by sea and who wish to land in Singapore must disembark at the Singapore Cruise Centre for ICA clearance if they have luggage and/or parcels in their possession.

A crew member is granted Duty-free and GST Relief allowances on:
  • Spirits not exceeding one quarter litre; and
  • Table wines OR beer not exceeding one litre.
provided that:
  • the liquors are for his personal consumption;
  • the liquors must not be of a category the import of which is absolutely prohibited by law;
  • the has spent not less than 48 hours outside Singapore immediately before your arrival; and
  • the is arriving from countries other than Malaysia.
and that if he imports a greater quantity than the eligibility, he shall pay duty and GST on the excess.

There is no duty-free concession on tobacco products in Singapore.

Please note that there is no GST Relief on new items brought in by crew members.

Commercial Goods

A Customs permit is required for the import of trade goods into Singapore. Trade goods should be manifested in the vessel's manifest.

Duty and or GST have to be paid for goods imported into Singapore. The goods and permit shall be produced at the Checkpoint for ICA clearance.

Last reviewed on 15 April 2014
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