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February 4, 2014

Compulsory Advance Export Declaration for Non-Document Shipments

Filed under: General,Logistics,Newsletter,Resources,Singapore — admin @ 3:58 am

20140207-153833.jpgAs of 1 April 2013, Singapore Customs requires each non-document shipment to be accompanied with an Advance Export Declaration (AED).

The purpose of this regulation is to help boost Singapore’s standing as a secure and globally trusted trading hub.

The AED must be submitted to Singapore Customs before a shipment can take place. It is in the interest of the shipper to ensure that all the information required in the declaration be fully furnished so as to avert any delay due to non-compliance. There are  a number of questions in the AED such as:

  • Country of final destination
  • Country of origin by item
  • Sender’s Company Name
  • Item Description
  • Singapore HS Codes
  • Total FOB value of goods and currency
  • Item net weight (kg)
  • Item Quantity
  • Consignment Number
  • Receiver’s company name
  • Total gross weight (kg)
  • Total packages
  • Senders Full Address
  • Receivers Full Address
  • Delivery company full details

Air and sea shipments valued at under SGD1000 are exempted from the AED. Documents or goods that are exempted from permit requirements such as personal effects. Shippers should also note that the regulations governing exports to sanctioned countries and of strategic goods are not affected by the introduction of the AED.

Singapore Customs has provided a grace period of up to 30th September 2014 for companies to integrate the AED into their Supply Chain processes

More infromation about the AED can be founbd at the Singapore Customs website at


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