Exporting Pets

All exports of live pets are regulated by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA). You are required to abide by AVA’s export licence and pets quarantine requirements.

The table below shows the requirements for bringing your personal pet out of Singapore, as well as exporting live pets for commercial purposes, by all modes of transport (land, air or sea).

You may engage a declaring agent who is registered as a TradeNet user to assist with declaring the Customs permits.

Requirements for Exporting Pets
Scenarios As manifested cargoes As part of owner's accompanied baggage (for example, hand-carried) Remarks
For commercial purpose For personal purpose
Export of pets
  • GST is not levied.
  • Customs export permit is required.
  • GST is not levied.
  • Customs export permit is required.
  • GST is not levied.
  • Customs export permit is not required.
The exporter should obtain the required export licences from AVA and declare the Customs export permit before the export of the pets.
Temporary export of pets for approved purposes (for example, overseas exhibition) with intention to re-import into Singapore
  • GST is not levied.
  • Both Customs temporary export and import permits must be obtained before the export and import of the pets.
For temporary import or export, please write in to us for our assessment.

Please provide information on the purpose of re-import, value of the pets, transport mode, and duration of the temporary import period.