The U.S. Regional Export Control Office in Singapore is the Bureau of Industry and Security’s Strategic Trade Control Representative for the United States Government in Singapore. The office has regional areas of responsibility that include but are not limited to: Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. The Regional Export Control Office works closely with our U.S. partners in countries covered in our area of responsibility to advance U.S. national security, trade, and economic security. We are the primary point of contact within the region for the U.S. Department of Commerce export control regulations as they relate to strategic trade issues, proliferation, WMD, and international security matters. The Regional Export Control Office also works closely with our host government partners to build bilateral relationships and cooperation on areas of mutual interest that enhance international trade and international security responsibilities between governments in the region. Please contact our office with any questions or concerns at:

Regional Export Control Officer

United States Embassy, U.S. Commercial Service

27 Napier Rd.

Singapore 258508

Tel: +65 6476-9037

Within the area covered, Singapore and Malaysia currently have laws on Strategic Trade Controls.

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Singapore is not a member of the four multilateral regimes: Australia Group, Missile Technology Control Regime, Nuclear Suppliers Group, or Wassenaar Arrangement, but does maintain a national list of controlled goods based on the most recent European Union control list.  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, reexports, 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.


Singapore Customs Strategic Goods Control Overview 

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

Review registered companies in Singapore

The Singapore Country Commercial Guide 



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