Singapore Customs Issues Best Practices Advisory Document

Singapore Customs recently issued an advisory document that included basic import requirements, common issues of non-compliance, red flags, and a list of some Best Practices.

Some of the Best Practices listed for traders included:

  • Request copies of the Customs permits taken up under your company name from your service provider
  • Request itemized invoice/receipts from service providers/consolidators
  • Report to Singapore Customs and/or relevant Competent Authorities on any discrepancy detected as appropriate
  • Ensure that your service providers/consolidators are aware of the permit conditions and comply with them accordingly
  • Ensure that the hauliers engaged comply with the requirement to produce the containers at the red lane for clearance, when directed to do so

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