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. 

Strategic Goods (Control) Order

 Singapore has updated its list of strategic goods and strategic goods technology in the Strategic Goods (Control) Order 2019effective from 1 October 2019.

You may refer to the amendment table for more information on the changes made to the Strategic Goods (Control) Order 2018, under the Strategic Goods (Control) Order 2019.

You may also wish to visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the updates to the Strategic Goods (Control) Order 2019.

Strategic Goods (Control) (Brokering) Order

Singapore has updated the categories of goods and technology which require a brokering registration in the Strategic Goods (Brokering) (Control) Order 2019, effective from 1 October 2019.

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