Legislation

Singapore’s regulatory controls on strategic goods are based on the Strategic Goods (Control) Act and its subsidiary legislation.

Strategic Goods (Control) Act

The Strategic Goods (Control) Act (SGCA) regulates the export, transhipment, transit, intangible transfer of technology and brokering of strategic goods and strategic goods technology. It prescribes a “catch-all” provision where all goods or technology intended or likely to be used for weapons of mass destruction purposes will be subject to controls.

Subsidiary Legislation

Strategic Goods (Control) Regulations

The Strategic Goods (Control) Regulations (SGCR) spell out the procedural guidelines to support the implementation of the SGCA – including facilitative permit procedures for legitimate activities and the conditions for approval, revocation, or suspension of the permits.

Singapore has updated the scope of strategic goods subject to transhipment controls to include two new category codes (i.e. 1C351.a.57 and 1C351.a.58). This change was reflected in the Fourth Schedule of the Strategic Goods (Control) Regulations (“SGCR”), and took effect from 1 Sep 2017. You may refer to the Strategic Goods (Control) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 for more information on the changes.

Strategic Goods (Control) Order

Singapore has updated its list of strategic goods and strategic goods technology, in the Strategic Goods (Control) Order 2017 which took effect from 1 September 2017. You may refer to the Highlights of Key Changes to the Strategic Goods Control List for more information on changes from the Strategic Goods (Control) Order 2016 to the Strategic Goods (Control) Order 2017.

You may also wish to visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the updates to the Strategic Goods (Control) Order 2017.

Strategic Goods (Control) (Brokering) Order

The Strategic Goods (Control) (Brokering) Order 2007 lists the categories of goods which require a brokering registration.

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