Permit Declaration

Our Competitive Advantage:
Value-Added Services for Permit Declaration

Value-Added Services For Permit Declaration

  • Provide 24 – hour mobility and standby duty. We are just a phone call or email away from job activation.
  • Permit to be completed within a time range of 2 hours to counter Advance Export Permit Declaration(AED).Singapore Customs will officially implement AED effective from October 2014. For more information on AED, please visit
  • Offering the most competitive permit declaration fees in Singapore.
  • Deployment of manpower to customer’s premises (anywhere in Singapore) upon request for cargo clearance permit services.
  • Direct liaising with 3 rd party to ease client’ s workload.We will take care of the coordination work.

Compliance and Integrity

  • Unlike some of our competitors, we do not outsource declarations to foreign countries. All our declarations are performed by our certified personnel locally in Singapore. High level of compliance is always our top priority.
  • All our Declarants are certified by Singapore Customs.

How Our Clients Can Benefit (Permit Declaration):

  • No more worrying of custom compounds. We ensure error-free, customs approved permit declarations, including cargo clearance permits.
  • No Tradenet software license and no monthly maintenance cost.
  • Reduction in manpower costs. You do not need to hire an additional employee for permit declarations, we will do the job for you.
  • Reduction in your workload, hence we are able to assist to improve your company’s efficiency. You can focus on your main core business function as well as maximizing your profit.
  • Expect on-time permit declarations to counter AED (Advanced Export Declaration).
  • Free Professional industry advice and consultation
  • Save time and cost with our one stop (Permit/COO/Carnet/Despatch) Solutions

Types of Permits (Air/Sea/Road)

  • All Export Permit Declarations

    Required documentation for goods exiting Singapore, declaring the nature, value, and destination of the export.

  • All Import Permit Declarations (includes GST permit)

    An import permit involves mandatory declarations for goods entering Singapore, including details for assessment of Goods and Services Tax (GST).

  • Transhipment Permit Declaration

    Documentation for goods passing through Singapore en route to another destination, ensuring they meet transit regulations.

  • Strategic Goods Permit (XO permit)

    Special permit for the export, transshipment, or bringing in transit strategic goods and technology in compliance with Singapore’s strategic goods control laws.

  • Application for Preferential Certificate Of Origin (Customs FORM D, E, AK, CECA, etc.)

    Applications for certificates verifying the origin of goods, qualifying them for preferential tariff treatment under various Free Trade Agreements.

  • Shut Out Permit

    A shut out permit is needed if your goods were scheduled for export but were not loaded onto the vessel as planned. This permit allows you to legally retain the goods in Singapore or re-schedule the export.

  • Hand Carry Permit Application

    Permits for the hand-carried transport of goods, typically used for urgent deliveries or items that require personal handling.

  • Re-Export Permit (Storage Permit Application)

    Permits for goods that have been imported into Singapore and are stored before being re-exported to another country.

  • Major Exporter Scheme (MES) Permit Application

    A permit under the MES, allowing businesses to benefit from GST suspension on imports and purchases from GST-registered suppliers.

  • Handling Declarations for all transport modes

    This involves preparing and submitting necessary customs declarations for goods moved via any transportation method—air, sea, or land.

With our expertise, we ensure accuracy and approval for all permit declarations.

Expert Tips for Smooth Permit Declaration Process

Permit declaration can be overwhelming, but here are a few expert tips to ensure a smooth and error-free journey.

  • Thorough Documentation: Ensure all documents, including bills of lading and invoices, are accurate and complete before applying for a cargo clearance permit.
  • Understand Regulations: Stay informed about the latest Singaporean customs regulations to ensure your export permit and import permit applications are compliant.
  • Use Trusted Platforms: Utilise Singapore Customs’ TradeNet system effectively for your permit declarations, as it’s the primary platform for processing declarations.
  • Plan for Contingencies: Be prepared with a shut out permit in case your cargo cannot be loaded onto the scheduled carrier.
  • Seek Expertise: Consult with a customs declaring agent to navigate complex situations and to stay abreast of changes in trade regulations.

Banker’s Guarantee

We are one of the very few declaring agents to have lodged Banker’s Guarantee with Singapore Customs, ensuring the best service for your permit declaration needs in Singapore.

Any concern with conflict of interest does not exist as we are not a freight forwarding agent
who may use the information provided to poach your customers.

FAQs about Importing/Exporting in Singapore

Before applying for permits, register your business with ACRA to receive a Unique Entity Number (UEN), activate your customs account via Singapore Customs, check if your goods are controlled, and set up an Inter-Bank GIRO for fee payments. Ensure compliance with specific regulations if importing goods like food products or drugs.

Avoid incorrect declarations of goods, not declaring exported goods, using expired permits, and failing to produce necessary documents or licenses when requested by Singapore Customs. These can lead to fines or prosecution of severe breaches.

A cargo clearance permit is a document issued by Singapore Customs that authorizes the movement of goods into, out of, or through Singapore. It is crucial for ensuring that your imports or exports comply with local laws and regulations.

You must create an Inter-Bank GIRO with Singapore Customs to manage fees, duties, and GST payments. Certain goods are subject to both duty payments and GST, while others only incur GST. For specific goods like intoxicating liquors and tobacco, you’ll need an In-Payment import permit.

Controlled goods require special permits or licenses before importation. For strategic goods like arms and military equipment, an export permit is necessary and is subject to evaluation by authorities to ensure national security and compliance with international agreements.

Yes, certain goods like personal effects within specific limits, bona fide trade samples, and non-controlled goods imported by post may not require permits. However, always verify with Singapore Customs as regulations can change.

A: MES allows businesses that re-export a substantial quantity of goods to improve cash flow by not paying GST on imported non-dutiable goods and on goods removed from zero-GST warehouses. This benefits businesses that only collect GST on some of their supplies.

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