Temporary Export Duration and Extension
The same exporter should apply for the corresponding In-Non-Payment (TCI) permit and produce it, together with the goods, for clearance at the inward checkpoint.
For goods temporarily exported as trade samples or for repair purposes, these goods have to be re-imported into Singapore within three months from the date of export. For all other goods and purposes, there is no limit to the duration you may temporarily export the goods.
You are required to provide the following documentary proof that the goods were GST-paid and previously temporarily exported from Singapore under an Out (TCI) permit:
- Letter of explanation for goods re-imported into Singapore after three months (if applicable);
- Temporary export permit
- Import and export commercial invoices, bills of lading/air waybills and packing list;
- Documentation to substantiate that the temporarily exported goods are locally produced or payment permit to state that the item is GST paid if the item is sourced overseas; and
- Any other documents as specified by Customs.