Permits and licensing for trading activities

Updated 1 year ago by Junie Zhu

In Singapore, all importers and exporters are required to activate their account with Singapore Customs before they can begin any business.

After activation, you will be issued a Customs approval letter, which will be valid for as long as your company is active.

If you fall under the categories listed below, your company has to apply for a permit:

  • For import/exports of all good
  • For import/exports of controlled goods
  • For import of high-technology items
  • For export, transshipment, or transit of Strategic Goods
  • For export of local goods
GoBusiness Licensing is a platform where you can find information and apply for licenses and permits. Click here to visit the platform.


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