Carnet Categories In Singapore
Visitors to Singapore can use ATA Carnets for professional equipment, commercial samples and goods to be shown at exhibitions, or trade fairs. Reasonable flexibility is applied regarding what is allowed.
The video provides useful background if you are not familiar with Singapore and hints at the degree of formality you can encounter. Whilst common sense is in ample supply, elements of their ATA carnet system can be quite strict.
Local Carnet Requirements
In cases where ancillary paperwork is required, having this entirely in order is important to Singapore customs officials.
Although not in line with standard ATA carnet operation, Singapore normally restrict carnet validity to 6 months, rather than 12. Derived from their wider temporary import rules.
Additional Carnet Options
Replacements are allowed if you lose a carnet and if 6 months is not sufficient, you can apply for an extension. This needs to be done at least 2 weeks before expiry and may not be for a full 6 months, often just 3 months.
ATA carnets for Singapore can be used for postal traffic and goods in transit. Multiple use is allowed for repeat visits, as long as your carnet remains valid.
Whilst a wide range of goods are allowed, a carnet offers no exemption from complying with restricted items regulations. See more on prohibited and controlled goods.
Meeting personal customs needs also makes sense. A handy pdf travellers guide is available to download from Singapore customs.
All points above are simply for information and shouldn’t concern you. Professional advice and assistance with all paperwork are available from Dynamic Dox staff, who wish to see you have a smooth trip to a great place to visit.
Enjoying Your Time In Singapore
The colonial heritage has left English as a widely spoken language, in a place which is an amazing meld of cultures.
Elements of China, India and Thailand blend with Western influence, skyscrapers vie with gardens, or jungle. Nor will you go hungry, amidst Michelin restaurants, or street food.
As part of a pleasant trip, a Singapore ATA carnet will help you save time and avoid local duties, or taxes. If we can help ensure your goods have a trouble free passage, you are welcome to contact our support team at any time.