After the implementation of the Advance Export Declaration (AED) requirement in April 2013, companies have an 18-month transition period till 30 September 2014 to fine-tune their processes. During this period, Singapore Customs has been helping businesses meet the requirement.

AED has opened up new, exciting areas of work for Singapore Customs. To detect and prevent illicit cargo from leaving the country, new functions for sea and air export cargo have been set up.
Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific (HP) is implementing automatic data transfer, or Electronic Data Interface (EDI), to accelerate its export declaration process.
Singapore is one step closer to sealing a Free Trade Agreement with the European Union (EU), its second largest trading partner. On 20 September, chief negotiators from both sides signed the final legal text of the agreement, which scores several firsts.