Making Tourist Refund Claims a Breeze

The world's first paperless tourist refund system, developed by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) in partnership with Global Blue and Singapore Customs, will be fully deployed in Singapore by August 2012. Known as the electronic Tourist Refund Scheme (eTRS), this innovative system promises all visitors to Singapore a world-class, seamless and convenient shopping experience.

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Certis CISCO Secures a Premium Partnership


Protecting Our People and the Environment


Singapore Adopts New ASEAN Tariff Code System

In May 2011, Singapore's leading security company Certis CISCO attained the TradeFIRST Premium Band, the highest level of accreditation under Singapore Customs' one-stop trade facilitation framework. The company and its Singapore Customs account manager offer their insights into the assessment process and benefits of their Customs-business partnership.


Singapore Customs and the National Environment Agency (NEA) have forged a strong partnership in their efforts to safeguard the public and the environment against illegally imported hazardous materials.


Singapore Customs introduced a revised set of tariff codes under the 2012 ASEAN Harmonised Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN) from 1 January 2012, and rolled out TradeNet Version 4.1 incorporating the latest changes to the tariff classification system.

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