Singapore Customs makes significant attempts to familiarize importers and exporters with the requirements set forth by the current regulations. The duty free nature of the majority of products has led Singapore Customs to focus more closely on the export of Strategic Goods.
High volume importers in Singapore may wish to take advantage of one of the importing schemes that have been established by Singapore Customs to facilitate trading as well as improve cash flow.
All goods imported into and exported from Singapore must have a permit filed with Singapore Customs. These permits are filed through a system called TradeNet and all importers and exporters must either have access to this system or must contract with an agent to file requests on their behalf.