Shipping to Singapore?

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Introduction

Singapore leads Asia Pacific in e-commerce. In 2015, the industry was $1B US, predicted to grow over 5 times to $5.4B US, by 2025, making up 6.7% of retail sales. Moreover, Singapore is the major hub for the entire Southeast Asia region, with a projected 16-fold increase from $5.5B US in 2015 to $88B US in 2025.

Taxation

The taxation for a particular country depends on the local GST/VAT, as well as the item category and its declared value.

The tax & duty threshold is the amount at which a person begins paying taxes based on the declared value of an item.


CIF: import duty and taxes are calculated based on the sum of the customs value, shipping cost and insurance.

FOB: import duty and taxes are calculated only on the customs value of the imported goods.


Country
Singapore - SG
Currency
Singapore dollar - SGD
Tax (VAT / GST)
7%
Threshold Method
CIF
Tax Threshold
400 SGD
Tax & Duty Calculation Method
CIF
Duty Threshold
400 SGD
Incoterms
The valuation method is CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight), which means that the import duty and taxes payable are calculated on the complete shipping value, which includes the cost of the imported goods, the cost of freight, and the cost of insurance. In addition to duty, imports are subject to sales tax (GST), and in some cases to excise duty.
Import duties
Mobiles
0%
Tablets
0%
Computers & Laptops
0%
Cameras
0%
Accessories (no-battery)
0%
Accessories (battery)
0%
Health & Beauty
0%
Fashion
0%
Watches
0%
Jewelry
0%
Dry Food & Supplements
9%
Home & Appliances
0%
Home & Garden
0%
Toys
0%
Sports
0%
Luggage
0%
Audio Video
0%
Documents
0%
Gaming
0%
Books & Collectibles
0%
Pet Accessories
3%
To get an estimation on tax & shipping

Rates

0.5kg parcel going from Hong Kong to Singapore
Delivery Time
Courier Rating
Services
Shipping Cost

Cheapest

HK Post - e-Express
5 - 7 working days
3.5 / 5 1230 votes

Drop-off

HK Post - e-Express
HKD 41.00

Our pick

Aramex
4 - 6 working days
3.8 / 5 725 votes

Free Pickup

Drop-off

Aramex
HKD 69.38
HKD 136.05
- 49%

Fastest

UPS - Worldwide Saver
2 - 3 working days
4.1 / 5 1788 votes

Free Pickup

Drop-off

UPS - Worldwide Saver
HKD 135.16
HKD 355.69
- 62%

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Restrictions

The list of restricted items changes frequently, so it's always best to check the official customs page prior to sending your goods.

Restricted Items
Restricted items are goods which must meet certain conditions before going through Customs Clearance.
Hazardous Materials
Live Animals
Cultural Goods
Chemicals
Electronics
Fresh Food
Animal By-Products
Dairy
Accessories
Plants
Seeds
Prohibited Items
Prohibited items are goods which cannot be imported into the country.
Drugs
Firearms
Explosives
Animals
Tobacco
Alcohol
Obscene Material

Shipping Documents

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can be confusing and time consuming. Easyship generates this paperwork for you automatically based on your shipment's information, making the whole process easy.
Commercial Invoice
Battery Statement
Tax Documents & Shipping labels

Additional Information

Alert
Please be aware that it's seen as an offense to attempt import of prohibited items into Singapore
Outside Delivery Area
No surcharge to the shipping cost applies in this country when delivering to less populated areas.
Non-working Days
Sunday is considered as a non-working day. You may experience delays for your shipments on these days.
Public Holidays
Non working days also occur during public holiday. Please refer to the official Holidays Page .