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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


PROHIBITIONS



THESE GOODS MUST NOT BE SHIPPED.
  • 1. DANGEROUS GOODS
    • Explosives - E.g ammunition, fireworks, inters, fuses and caps for toy firearms
    • Compressed Gas (flammable & non flammable) - E.g aerosol products, charged lighters and fire extinguishers
    • Liquids - Flammable liquids in any form is not acceptable - E.g. gasoline, flammable solvents, and varnish removers
    • Flammable solids - E.g. matches of all kinds and cellulose nitrate films/substances which dangerous when wet
    • Oxidising Materials - E.g substances which yield oxygen readily, selected hair/textile bleaching powders and adhesives
    • Toxic & Infectious Substances - E.g drugs and medicines (except samples of /drugs/medicines in prescription quantities which are packed and transmitted in the prescribed manner)
    • Radioactive Materials - E.g medical or research samples containing
    • Corrosives - E.g corrosive cleaning liquids, rust removers or preventative instruments mercury/battery fluid
    • Others - E.g materials having anaesthetic, noxious, toxic or other characteristics which can extreme irritation or discomfort in the event of leakage; strongly magnetised materials; and toys containing batteries
  • 2. PROHIBITED GOODS
    • Live Goods (Living animals and plants) - E.g bees, leeches, silkworms, orchids and roses
    • Perishable Goods (Foodstuff) - E.g meat, fish, vegetable
    • Narcotics and psychotropic substances
    • Obscene or immoral articles / materials
    • Articles of which the importation or uttering is prohibited in the country of destination
  • 3. IMPORTATION OF GOODS TO SINGAPORE
    The following items are prohibited from importation into Singapore :
    (i) Any explosive or flammable substances;
    (ii) Controlled drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act (Cap.185), except as authorized by that Act or the regulations made there under;
    (iii) Poisons, including any preparation, solution, compounds, mixture or natural substances containing unless sent in accordance with the provisions of the Poisons Act (Cap.234)
    (iv) Any other dangerous article or substance that is capable of posing a significant risk to health, safety or Property when transported by air;
    (v) Machine-skimmed or hand-skimmed milk;
    (vi) Any arms, firearms or parts of firearms or any other lethal, barreled weapons of any description from which any shot, bullet or missile can be discharged or which can be adapted for the discharged of any such shot, bullet or missile or any weapons of whatever description designed or adapted for the discharged of any noxious liquid, gas or other thing or any component part of any weapon hereby prohibited to be posted;
    (vii) Plants with soil or other growing or potting medium from any country except West Malaysia; or
    (viii) Securities of any kind payable to bearer, banknotes, currency notes or travellers' cheque, unless sent by registered or insured post;
    (ix) Laser pointers (requires appropriate licenses from NEA);
    Any article consisting of or containing any public lottery ticket or any advertisement of prizes or any other announcement relating to any public lottery, sweepstake or other transaction. "Lottery ticket" and "public lottery" have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Common Gaming Houses Act (Cap.49)