Permit Amendment and Cancellation

Permit Amendment

Any amendments to an approved Customs permit must be made via TradeNet within the permit’s validity period. While there is no limit to the number of times the permit can be amended, not all fields are amendable.

View sample of amended cargo clearance permit.

View fields not allowed for electronic amendment.

After amendment, the latest approved copy of the Customs permit must be produced to the checkpoint officers at the time of cargo clearance for verification.

Permit Cancellation

You may cancel an approved Customs permit via TradeNet within the permit’s validity period, unless:

  • It has been utilised for cargo clearance;
  • It has expired for more than 1 calendar day;
  • It is an In-Payment permit with duty/tax amount 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

In addition, certain transhipment permits must be cancelled or re-validated if they are unused (for example, transhipment permits with inter-gateway movement). The common condition stated in such permits is:

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

When submitting the cancellation request, you are required to specify the reason for cancellation as shown 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 CCP
C11 Vessel under repair
C12 Wrong BG indicator
C13 Wrong lot number/licensed warehouse number