Certain goods, unless they are dutiable or controlled items, do not require a Customs export permit. These include, but are not limited to:
- Parcel post
- Personal or household effects, except motor vehicles, accompanying the passenger (as hand-carried or checked-in luggage) for own use by land, sea or air
- Trade samples, specimens for analysis or test, and gifts, not exceeding S$400 in total value
- Goods exported by air (as manifested cargoes or hand-carried goods) not exceeding S$1,000 in total value.^
- Locally sourced stores loaded for use on board the vessel (including oil rig) and aircraft
You must obtain permits if the goods are dutiable or subject to control. More information on Hand-carried commercial goods can be found here.
^ An export permit is required before goods can be exported under the Hand-Carried Exports Scheme (HCES), regardless of the value and quantity of goods.
Please refer to IRAS’ website for more details.