Permit Amendments and Cancellation

Amendment Procedures

You can make amendments to your approved Customs export permit via TradeNet if it is still within the permit’s validity period. While there is no limit to the number of times the permit can be amended, do note that not all fields are amendable.

Please refer to the list below for the mandatory fields and the fields allowed for amendments.

For fields indicated with an asterisk (*), amendments will only be allowed if it does not involve controlled, prohibited or dutiable goods. Please also note amendments that result in a new line item or deletion of an existing line item are not allowed.

View sample of an amended cargo clearance permit.

Cancellation Procedures

You must cancel an approved Customs export permit within the permit’s validity period if there is incorrect information in the permit that cannot be amended. A fresh declaration should be submitted with the correct data. 

In addition, certain export permits must be cancelled or re-validated if they are unused (for example: Out-permits for Approved Premises/Schemes). A common condition stated on such permits is:

A6 If the permit is not used, it must be cancelled or re-validated not later than 24 hours after its expiry.           

However, an approved export permit is not allowed for cancellation if:

  • It has been utilised for cargo clearance;
  • It has expired for more than 1 calendar day;
  • It is an In-Payment permit with duty or tax being paid;
  • It has been returned to the Singapore Customs Manifests Unit; or
  • It is an OUT permit declared together with a Certificate of Origin.

Please note you are not allowed to use export permits that have been cancelled to export goods.

When submitting the cancellation request via TradeNet, you are required to specify the reason for cancellation from the table below:

Code Description
C01 Cargo off-loaded/short-landed/over-landed
C02 Change of shipment
C03 Double declaration
C04 Field cannot be amended
C05 Incorrect Harmonized System (HS) code/goods description
C06 Incorrect licence number
C07 Incorrect quantity/value
C08 Incorrect type of permit
C09 Permit validity expired
C10 Unused Cargo Clearance Permit
C11 Vessel under repair
C12 Wrong Banker’s Guarantee indicator
C13 Wrong lot number/licensed warehouse number