Singapore

Letter mail
Parcel
EMS
Prohibited articles list
Additional requests
 
Weight / size limit admitted:
üPostcard – maximum weight 20g.  maximum size - 240X340mmmaximum thickness – 5mm
üLetter – maxsimum weight 250gmaximum size - 240X340mmmaximum thickness: 5mm.
üSmall packets – maxsimum weight 2kgmaximum size - 240X340mmmaximum thickness: 50mm.
üM bag – maxsimum weight 30kg. maximum height - 80cmmaximum circumference -120cm.
 
Insured* letters admitted – yes;
Maximum insured value – 2000 SDR**;
 
On-line tracking provided – yes;
 
Payments for inbound items in case, when content is a goods:
ü Customs clearance fee - 15 SGD;
ü Threshold level below which items are free of customs duties and other taxes - 400 SGD;
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound letter – 1;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – English;
 
Delivery charge for small packets exceeding 500 g 
 
Period of retention for letters – 1-2 months;
 
 
Web site address of postal administration – www.singpost.com
 
*Insured Parcel–Type of Registered Parcel,  which is insured at cost declared by the sender. Insured value should not be more than the actual cost of the package content and should not exceed 10 000 GEL.

**SDR–Monetary unit (Special Drawing Rights) created by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - The value of the SDR in terms of the US dollar is determined daily based on exchange rates quoted at noon each day in the London market and posted on the IMF’s 

 
***Custom declaration for letter post is required only in case, when content is a goods.
 
Weight / size limit admitted:
ü Max weight – 20 kg
ü Max size - 1,05m X 1,05m X 1,05m (or 2m length & greatest circumference);
 
Insured* parcels admitted – yes;
Maximum insured value - 2000 SDR**;
 
On-line tracking provided – yes;
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound parcels – 1;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – English;
 
 
Payments for inbound parcels:
ü Customs clearance fee - 15 SGD;
ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes - 400 SGD;
 
 
To customers’ address:
ü Free – yes;
ü Paid service – yes;
 
 
Period of retention for parcels:
ü Min – 10 days;
ü Max – 1 month;
 
Web site address of postal administration – www.speedpost.com.sg
 
 
 
*Insured Parcel–Type of Registered Parcel,  which is insured at cost declared by the sender. Insured value should not be more than the actual cost of the package content and should not exceed 10 000 GEL.
 
**SDR–Monetary unit (Special Drawing Rights) created by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - The value of the SDR in terms of the US dollar is determined daily based on exchange rates quoted at noon each day in the London market and posted on the IMF’s 
 
Weight / size limit admitted:
ü Max weight – 20 kg
ü Max size - 1,05m X 1,05m X 1,05m (or 2m length & greatest circumference);
 
 
Maximum insured value:
 for documents: 4000 GEL
 for merchandise: 10 000 GEL
 
Numbers of customs declarations required for inbound EMS – 1;
Languages in which customs declarations must be completed – English;
 
Payments for inbound parcels:
ü Customs clearance fee - 15 SGD;
ü Threshold level below which parcels are free of customs duties and other taxes:
For private customers - 400 SGD;
For business customers 
 
How many attempts at delivery are made: 1
 
Period of retention for EMS items:
 
Coverage: except: Singapore's Off-shore Islands
 
Days of the week on which EMS items are delivered: 1/2/3/4/5
 
EMS item delivery to P.O. Box: Yes
 
National holidays on which EMS items are not delivered: 1 January, 5,6 February, 19 April, 1,19,20 May, 5 June, 9,11,12 August, 27,28 October, 25 December
 
Web site address of postal administration – www.speedpost.com.sg
 
 
*SDR–Monetary unit (Special Drawing Rights) created by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - The value of the SDR in terms of the US dollar is determined daily based on exchange rates quoted at noon each day in the London market and posted on the IMF’s 
 
The amount of insurance paid by the customer should not exceed the actual value of the contents of the parcel

Definition of Terms

 

 

·        Prohibited items – items whose import into the country is prohibited.    

·        Items admitted conditionally – items whose importation into the country is allowed with the term if a document issued by the relevant authorities of the exporting country is presented.    

·        Items admitted without conditions – items whose import into the country is allowed.    

 

Detailed information on the HS codes and their titles can be found on the Revenue Service web-page (http://www.rs.ge/4509) or at the following address: http://www.foreign-trade.com/reference/hscode.htm

 

For easy search for a desired item, you can use the “ctrl+F” combination. A search field will appear in the right upper corner where you can write the title of the item. Pressing the “Enter” button will highlight the search word provided by you throughout the text in a different color.

 

The below information is based upon the official source of Singapore

 
Articles prohibited as imports or admitted conditionally
 
 
Prohibited items
In addition to the prohibited articles listed under article 15 of the Universal Postal Convention (Bucharest 2004), the following items are also banned from entry to Singapore:
 
–   Prohibited liquors* (H.S. codes: 2205.10, 2205.90)
 
–   Prohibited cigarettes* (H.S. code: 2402.20)
 
–   Chewing gum (H.S. code: 1704.10)
 
–   Chewing tobacco and imitation tobacco products (H.S. codes: 2403.10, 2403.91, 2403.99)
 
–   Cigarette lighters of pistol or revolver shape (H.S. code: 3606.90)
 
–   Controlled drugs and psychotropic substances (H.S. codes: 1211.30, 1301.90, 1302.11, 2939.11, 2939.91)
 
–   Arms, firearms or parts of firearms or any other lethal barrelled weapons of any description from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged or which can be adapted for the discharge of any such shot, bullet or missile or any weapons of whatever description designed or adopted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or other thing or any component part of any weapon (H.S. codes: 9301.11–9306.90)
 
–   Firecrackers (H.S. codes: 3602.00, 3604.10, 3604.90)
 
–   Machine-skimmed or hand-skimmed milk (H.S. codes: 0401.10, 0401.20)
 
–   Any article consisting of or containing any public lottery ticket or any advertisement of prizes or any other announcement relating to any public lottery, sweepstakes or other gambling transaction (H.S. codes: 4901.99, 4902.90, 4910.00, 4911.99)
 
–   Obscene articles, publications, video tapes/discs and software (H.S. codes: 4911.91, 4911.99, 8523.29, 8523.40, 8523.51,
8523.52, 8523.59, 8523.80)
 
–   Reproduction of copyright publications, video tapes, video compact discs, laser discs, records or cassettes (H.S. codes:
4911.91, 8523.29, 8523.40, 8523.51, 8523.52, 8523.59, 8523.80)
 
–   Seditious and treasonable materials (H.S. codes: 4901.10, 4901.99, 4902.90, 4906.00, 4909.00, 4911.91, 4911.99,
8523.29, 8523.40, 8523.51, 8523.52, 8523.59, 8523.80)
 
* The intoxicating liquors and cigarettes must not be marked with the words "SINGAPORE DUTY NOT PAID" or "SDNP" on the labels, cartons or packets. Cigarettes with the prefix "E" printed on the packets may not be brought into Singapore either.
 
 
Controlled and restricted items
The items listed below will only be allowed entry when the import permit or authorisation from the relevant controlling authorities is produced. This list is not exhaustive as regards the controlled items permitted for import into Singapore. For more details, please visit the respective websites given below:
 
Item                                                                                               Controlling authority

Animals, birds and their by-products
Plants, ornamental fish, endangered species of wildlife and their by-products
Meat and meat products Fish and seafood products Fruits and vegetables

Agri-food and Veterinary Authority www.ava.gov.sg

 

Pre-recorded cartridges and cassettes Newspapers, books and magazines Films, video tapes/discs, laser discs CD-Rom and video games

Media Development Authority www.mda.gov.sg

 

Medicines Pharmaceuticals Poisons

Health Sciences Authority www.hsa.gov.sg

 

Telecommunication and radio communication equipment
Towalkie-talkies

Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore www.ida.gov.sg
 
Commercial invoices or receipts (showing the value of goods within) should be attached to the item, The following information is required for the posting of alcohol and tobacco products (dutiable goods):
– For alcohol: the invoice/receipt should clearly indicate the value, description, quantity, volume and alcohol percentage of the product.
– For tobacco products (e.g. cigars): the invoice/receipt should clearly indicate the value, description, quantity and net weight of the product.