Singapore is not a member of the regimes Australia Group, Missile Technology Control Regime, Nuclear Suppliers Group, or Wassenaar Arrangement, but does maintain a national list of controlled goods. This list is divided into two parts: military goods and dual-use goods. The dual-use list is similar in structure to the U.S. Commerce Control List and follows the European Union’s general numbering system. The legal basis of strategic commodities licensing controls in Singapore is generally the Strategic Goods (Control) Regulations, made under the Strategic Goods (Control) Act (passed in 2002). Singapore Customs is the lead agency designated by the Ministry of Trade and Industry as the National Authority for the administration of the Act.

In Singapore, permits are generally required for exports, re-exports, intangible transfers of strategic goods or strategic good technology and brokering arrangements that will likely result in the removal of strategic goods and technology from one foreign country to another foreign country. Permits are required for the transshipment or transit of strategic goods for those items listed on the Fourth and Fifth Schedules, respectively, of the Strategic Goods (Control) Regulations. Exceptions may be available depending on the length of stay in Singapore and whether the items remain in the free trade zones.


To register to use Singapore Customs’ online licensing system, TradeNet, register here:

Strategic Goods Control Overview, Singapore Customs:

Country Commercial Guide:

Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA):

Bizfile (ACRA’s online filing and information retrieval system):


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