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Import Duties

Post by NewToSingapore » Sat, 27 Aug 2005 6:05 am

Are there tax's or duties on imported goods. I am going to pack up family home and locate to Singapore fr a couple of years. Are white goods (fridge/washer/drier) included in rental condo's and the like - is there import duties on these goods or TV's etc

Thanks for your help.....

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Post by Strong Eagle » Sat, 27 Aug 2005 10:24 am

I do not believe that personal household goods are dutiable or subject to GST tax.

You don't say where you are coming from. If you're coming from a country with 100 volt electricity, none of your appliances will work anyway. Even if you are coming from a country with matching electricity, bringing appliances does not make a lot of sense.

If costs a lot of money to ship that stuff. TV's and DVD players may not work at all. For the money that it costs to ship, you'd be better off selling the used stuff and buying new stuff here... the cost will probably be close to the same and a lot less hassle. And if and when you go back, you sell your used stuff here.

If you are paying the freight, I'd definitely put it into new appliances. If your company is paying for the ride, you might ask them for an applicance allowance in lieu of shipping the stuff.

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