Types of Goods to Declare at Singapore's Customs Checkpoint

Pages: 3 (564 words) Published: January 12, 2012
After visiting the Singapore Changi airport terminal 3, I have a better understanding about the custom procedures.

The types of goods need to be declared are
* Dutiable or taxable goods exceeding your duty-free concession or GST relief * Controlled or restricted goods
* Prohibited goods

Dutiable goods are intoxicating liquors, including spirits, wine, beer, ale stout and porter. Tobacco products including cigarettes and cigars. Motor spirit. Motorised cycle.

Controlled goods require an import permit or authorisation form from the relevant controlling authority before they can be brought into Singapore. Travellers are to produce the goods and the import permit or authorization at the Red Channel for clearance. The list of goods includes (but is not limited to): • Animals, birds, fishes and their products

• CDs, DVDs, films and video games
• Arms and explosives
• Medicines and pharmaceutical products
• Telecommunication and radio communication equipment
• Handcuffs and nightsticks

A prohibited goods includes (but is not limited to):

• Chewing tobacco and imitation tobacco products
• Chewing gum
• Cigarette lighters of pistol or revolver shape
• Controlled drugs and psychotropic substances
• Endangered species of wildlife and their by-products
• Firecrackers
• Obscene articles, publications, video tapes/discs and software • Reproduction of copyright publications, video tapes, video discs, laser discs, records or cassettes • Seditious and treasonable materials

Travellers will need to Inform ICA officers any of the above-stated goods that they carry, and Produce the prohibited or controlled goods together with the import permit or authorisation from the relevant authorities, if any.

All goods imported into Singapore are subject to Goods and Services Tax (GST). If the traveller are a bona fide traveller who is not a holder of a work permit, employment pass, student pass, dependent pass or long-term pass, he/she will be...
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