Singapore has strict regulations when both importing and exporting goods. Products imported into the city-state are divided into several categories, depending on their provenience and are subject to different rules. However, no matter the type of products a Singapore company imports, an import permit is required for each of them. As any other country, Singapore has also established a special regime for certain products upon import. These goods are known as prohibited and controlled goods.
All companies importing controlled products into Singapore must apply for special licenses or permits with the competent authorities, depending on the imported goods.
The Singapore Customs Authorities have made available a list with the products that require additional or special verification upon import. This list includes the following controlled goods:
Our Singapore company formation agents can obtain the full list with controlled goods requiring additional import permits for those interested in opening a trading company in the city-state.
As mentioned above, each category of controlled goods is subject to various licensing requirements upon import into Singapore. These licenses are issued by the relevant authority. These are a few of the permits to be acquired when importing controlled products into Singapore:
Also, all companies importing controlled goods into Singapore must apply for an IN permit in order to be able to trade their products in the city-state.
For complete information about the documents required to obtain special licenses for importing controlled products into Singapore, please contact our local company registration representatives.