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Duties on importing alcohol etc

Postby Liam555 » Sun, 06 Apr 2014 2:25 pm

Hi guys,

I want to ship some alcohol over from Australia for my wedding in SG. I am wondering whether duties etc are calculated by reference to the price paid or by market value? I can't find any information online..

Thanks in advance,

Liam

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Re: Duties on importing alcohol etc

Postby PNGMK » Sun, 06 Apr 2014 2:44 pm

Liam555 wrote:Hi guys,

I want to ship some alcohol over from Australia for my wedding in SG. I am wondering whether duties etc are calculated by reference to the price paid or by market value? I can't find any information online..

Thanks in advance,

Liam


By volume and type (i.e. wine/beer/spirits) I believe. No reference to the price paid or market value.

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Postby AngMoG » Sun, 06 Apr 2014 4:55 pm

VAT on the paid price. Plus, alcohol tax based on the absolute amount of alcohol in it. check customs Singapore website.

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Postby x9200 » Sun, 06 Apr 2014 8:43 pm

http://www.customs.gov.sg/leftNav/trad/ ... +Goods.htm

Example : Importation of 100 litres of Port Wine with alcoholic strength of 19%
Duty = 100 x $88.00 x 0.19 = $1672.00

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Postby PNGMK » Mon, 07 Apr 2014 1:47 am

AngMoG wrote:VAT on the paid price. Plus, alcohol tax based on the absolute amount of alcohol in it. check customs Singapore website.


Yeah of course there would be GST. :duh:

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Postby Liam555 » Mon, 07 Apr 2014 7:13 pm

Thanks guys! Those figures are terrifying :oops:

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:42 pm

Positively the best price you'll get for booze in Singapore is at Chandramart at 232 Serangoon Road. And, if you have a quantity to buy or a special order, they have always been helpful. JW Black always at least $20 to $25 less per bottle than at Cold Storage, as an example.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/232+S ... 92605ffc11

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Postby Dert42 » Tue, 08 Apr 2014 8:35 pm

Strong Eagle for president!


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