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Carousell books not from Singapore

Postby Xunlic » Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:08 pm

If I were to buy 10 books in let say from China , hand carry it into SG and sell it in Singapore on m-commerce platform e.g. carousel , isit illegal?

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- books are without "only for sale in China"

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Re: Carousell books not from Singapore

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:48 pm

Not until you get caught.

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Re: Carousell books not from Singapore

Postby Xunlic » Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:43 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Not until you get caught.

Hmm.. Can someone kindly point me the direction of legislature I should be looking at with regards to this? I've done some search but can't really find a proper source regarding this.

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Re: Carousell books not from Singapore

Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 15 Dec 2015 2:07 am

Xunlic wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Not until you get caught.

Hmm.. Can someone kindly point me the direction of legislature I should be looking at with regards to this? I've done some search but can't really find a proper source regarding this.


You must register a business (sole proprietorship) or company (LLC, Pte Ltd, etc) with ACRA before you can legally conduct business.

And that's assuming you are a Singapore citizen or PR. Otherwise, you cannot do it at all.

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Re: Carousell books not from Singapore

Postby amemiyamiya » Tue, 01 Mar 2016 7:56 pm

for 10 books i think it should be fine to sell in carousell.

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Re: Carousell books not from Singapore

Postby dreamyjez » Wed, 06 Apr 2016 5:31 pm

i dun think it is that strict.

10 books are not that alot and can sell in carousell. Unless you are selling a whole load of books such as 100 over, than yes you will need to register as sole proprietor.

And no matter if you are registered or not, you still need to declare your earnings -check out IRAS site for more info.
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