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Bringing tableware to Singapore

Post by Zoelavie » Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:11 am

Hi all

Has anyone ever brought tableware eg Priceline mugs and milk jar to Singapore for personal use? I'm going through GST relief application for next week's arrival, and find out these items require separate permit from AVA. Checked the website and emailed them but still can't find the limit/allowance for food appliance.

I'm not shipping them separately and therefore will not be assisted by any agent forwarder.

Any experience is much appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: Bringing tableware to Singapore

Post by JR8 » Wed, 15 Jun 2016 1:32 pm

Zoelavie wrote:Hi all
Has anyone ever brought tableware eg Priceline mugs and milk jar to Singapore for personal use? I'm going through GST relief application for next week's arrival, and find out these items require separate permit from AVA. Checked the website and emailed them but still can't find the limit/allowance for food appliance.
I'm not shipping them separately and therefore will not be assisted by any agent forwarder.
Any experience is much appreciated. Thanks!
Regards Zoe
Trying to figure out what's going on here...
You're relocating to Singapore. You're bringing mugs and a jug [?]. You want to know whether you need agri/veterinary clearance for the mugs and jugs? :???:
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Re: Bringing tableware to Singapore

Post by Zoelavie » Wed, 15 Jun 2016 2:43 pm

Hi JR8

Thanks for getting back. My query was based on below website where I was going to apply GST relief for used household.

http://www.customs.gov.sg/businesses/im ... for-import

I'm flying with 6 cases and would expect being stopped in front of Custom @ Changi Airport. Therefore I thought I'd rather getting the paperwork right than spending 3hrs having all my cases opened & inspected.

Am I simply worried too much? :p

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Re: Bringing tableware to Singapore

Post by PNGMK » Wed, 15 Jun 2016 2:46 pm

Yes. You're worrying a bit too much. Worse case is they'll want to levy GST on value above $900 but I would explain that the goods are second hand and for personal use as part of your move to Singapore.
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Re: Bringing tableware to Singapore

Post by JR8 » Wed, 15 Jun 2016 3:15 pm

The link you provide is for businesses, i.e. businesses importing goods to SG to trade at a profit.

Assuming you are relocating to Singapore and bringing personal possessions with you, you need to start here -> http://www.customs.gov.sg/individuals/m ... -singapore

Are you bringing the goods with you, through the airport? If so there are no forms to fret about now. They'll give you customs and immigration forms on the plane.
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