The Strategic Trade Scheme (STS) is an enhanced permit regime which was implemented on 18 June 2007 so as to mitigate the possible impact on legitimate strategic goods trade.
The STS seeks to promote effective internal export control compliance and provide legitimate traders with greater facilitation in permit declarations involving transactions of strategic goods for non-WMD related end-use. The STS comprises Individual and Bulk, whereby the level of facilitation and flexibility accorded to a company will be contingent upon their quality of internal export control compliance programme and the nature of the transactions involved.
Singapore Customs will work closely with the industry to encourage them to establish effective internal compliance programme such as procedures to classify and screen their products and customers/end-users, to keep proper records and to carry out internal audits.
For more information on STS, please refer to the STS Handbook.
For more information on permit requirements for exports, transhipments and transit, click here.
For more information on permit requirements for Intangible Transfer of Technology (ITT), click here.
For more information on permit and registration requirements for brokering, click here.
For more information on applying for Bulk Permits, click here.