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List Of Controlled Goods - Imports


ITEMS
 
COMPETENT AUTHORITY
1)
Amusement machines, coin or disc-operated, including pin-tables, shooting galleries & cinematograph machines
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Public Entertainments & Liquor Licensing
2)
Animals, birds and products thereof
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Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA)
3)
Arms & explosives
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Arms and Explosives Licensing Division (A&E)
4)
Articles of asbestos
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Pollution Control Department (PCD)
5)
Articles of clothing intended as protection against attack, including bullet-proof vests.
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Arms and Explosives Licensing Division (A&E)
6)
Batteries (primary), alkaline, zinc-carbon and mercury oxide
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Pollution Control Department (PCD)
7)
Cartridges/cassettes/audio compact diskettes - pre-recorded
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Media Development Authority (MDA)
8)
Chemicals:
 
 
 
a) poisons and hazardous
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Pollution Control Department (PCD)
 
b) toxic and precursors
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National Authority, Chemical Weapons Convention (NA, CWC)
 
c) pesticides
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Pollution Control Department (PCD)
9)
a) Chewing Gum
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Prohibited, Singapore Customs
 
b) Chewing Gum (Oral Dental)
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Cosmetic Control Unit (CCU)
 
c) Chewing Gum (Medicinal)
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Health Products Regulation Group (HPR)
10)
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
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Pollution Control Department (PCD)
11)
Cigarette lighters - pistol/revolver shaped
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Prohibited, Arms and Explosives Licensing Division (A&E)
12)
Cosmetics and cosmetic products (except medicated skin and face lotions and creams which are controlled by HPR)
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Cosmetic Control Unit (CCU)
13)
Diesel oil/fuel
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Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) 
14)
Rough diamonds (KPCS)
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Singapore Customs
15)
Films, cinema/video/laser discs
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Media Development Authority (MDA)
16)
Fire crackers
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Prohibited, Arms and Explosives Licensing Division (A&E)
17)
Fishes and fishery products (including fin fish, crustaceans and molluscs)
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Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA)
18)
Flammable Materials
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Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)
19)
Food items (excluding fresh/chilled vegetables and fruits)
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Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA)
20)
Fruits (fresh/chilled)
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Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA)
21)
Fruit/jackpot machines
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Singapore Police Force Licensing Division (SPF)
22)
Ginseng roots
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Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA)
23)
Gramophone records
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Media Development Authority (MDA)
24)
Handcuffs
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Arms and Explosives Licensing Division (A&E)
25)
Halons
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Pollution Control Department (PCD)
26)
Hair dye & hair care preparations
 
 
 
a) containing substances controlled under the Poisons Act 
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Health Products Regulation Group (HPR)
 
b) not containing substances controlled under the Poisons Act 
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Cosmetic Control Unit (CCU)
27)
Helmets (Steel)
Arms and Explosives Licensing Division (A&E)
28)
Human Pathogens
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Biosafety Branch
29)
Irradiating apparatus
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Radiation Protection and Nuclear Science Department (RPNSD)
30)
Mastering equipment and replication equipment for any of the following:
 
 
 
a) CD (compact disc)
b) CD-ROM (compact disc-read only memory)
c) VCD (video compact disc)
d) DVD (digital video disc)
e) DVD-ROM (digital video disc-read only memory).
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Meat and meat products of animals and birds
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Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA)
32)
Medicines/medicaments/pharmaceutical
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Health Products Regulation Group (HPR)
33)
Medicaments, veterinary
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Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA)
34)
Milk powder - skimmed (coloured for animal feed)
Fresh milk/skimmed/pasteurised from Peninsular
Malaysia/Sabah/Sarawak, refer to AVA for endorsement
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Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA)
35)
Nitro-cellulose
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Arms and Explosives Licensing Division (A&E)
36)
Organic fertilizer
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Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA)
37)
Petroleum
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Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)
38)
Plants with/without soil, flowers and seeds
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Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA)
39)
Poppy seeds (kaskas)
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Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB)
40)
Precursor Chemicals
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Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB)
41)
Publications
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Media Development Authority (MDA)
42)
Radio-active materials
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Radiation Protection and Nuclear Science Department (RPNSD)
43)
Rhinoceros horn, worked, unworked or prepared and worked and powder of this product
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Prohibited, Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA)
44)
Rice (excluding rice bran)
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International Enterprise Singapore
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Sand & Granite (Essential Construction Materials)


Surface-active agents, anionic
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Building and Construction Authority (BCA)

Pollution Control Department (PCD)
47)
Tableware and kitchenware of :
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a) porcelain or china
b) lead crystal
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Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA)
48)
Tapes, pre-recorded
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Media Development Authority (MDA)
49)
Prohibited Telecommunication equipment (Please refer to the URL link on some examples of prohibited telecommunication equipment: www.ida.gov.sg/ProhibitedEquipment)
 
 
 
a) Scanning Receivers
b) Military Communication Equipment
c) Telephone Voice Changing Equipment
d) Radio-communication Equipment operating in frequency bands 880-915 MHz, 925-960 MHz, 1900-1980 MHz and 2110-2170 MHz except Cellular Mobile Phones or such other equipment approved by the Authority; and
e) Radio-communication Jamming Devices operating in any frequency band.
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Prohibited Telecommunication Equipment,

Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)
50)
Timber and wood (CITES listed)
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Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA)
51)
Toy guns/pistols/revolvers
-
Arms and Explosives Licensing Division (A&E)
52)
Toy walkie-talkie
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Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)
53)
Vegetables (fresh/chilled)
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Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA)
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56)
Waste lead-acid batteries and waste batteries made with lead, cadmium or mercury

Medical Devices including
in vitro diagnostic Medical Devices

Chinese Proprietary Medicines (CPM) Traditional Medicines
Health Supplements
Homoeopathic Medicines
Traditional medicinal materials
Medicated oils and balms
Medicated plaster
Medicated beverages

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Pollution Control Department (PCD)

Medical Device Branch (MDB)
 

Complementary Health Products (CHP)
57)
Imports from Democratic People's Republic of Korea

(1)   Any arms or related matériel.

(2)  Any item, material, equipment, goods and technology related to nuclear programmes, ballistic missile programmes and other weapons of mass destruction programmes as published by the United Nations Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1718 (2006) in accordance with the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions, which publications may be updated from time to time and made available on the Internet through the official website at http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1718.



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Prohibited,
Singapore Customs
  
 58)

  
   Imports from Eritrea

   
(1)   Any arms or related matériel.
 

 
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60)
Imports from Iran

(1)  Any item, material, equipment, goods and technology related to nuclear programmes and ballistic missile programmes as published by the United Nations Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1737 (2006) in accordance with the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions, which publications may be updated from time to time and made available on the Internet through the official website at http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1737.

(2)  Any arms or related matériel.

Imports from Libya

(1) Any arms or related matériel.



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Prohibited, Singapore Customs
For a comprehensive list of items that are subject to control by the relevant competent authorities, please refer to the Appendices A to G.

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