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Procedure to sell household product.

Postby Sinjiumen » Sat, 13 Jun 2009 2:12 am

Hi All,

I'm new in forum and need help to guide me on selling household product.

I'm Singaporean, and my gf is a Malaysian... we intend to bring in a brand of washing powder from Malaysia. This brand is not on local shelf yet. We've tested the product and are worth giving it a try. Our idea is to do a market testing before we hit it big (if it works out) :)

We have a few ideas in mind on how to sell this product, but I'm worried that washing powder need to be approve by certain government agency inorder to do the actual selling. I've tried to search gov profile like "Spring" or "EnterpriseOne" etc... But it does not give me an idea if approval is needed. I do appreciate if anyone can guide me on this aspect...

Apologise for the lack of business and marketing term as I'm relatively green in this area. :oops:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 13 Jun 2009 7:02 am

Possibly you might need to check with NEA to see if the detergent is biodegradable or otherwise harmful to the environment.

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Postby ksl » Mon, 15 Jun 2009 12:07 am

Let me put it this way and you will be surprised, Singapore is a little behind in the enforcement of offending importers, because they have a self regulating system, which doesn't work, because many businesses have been breaking the laws for many many years.

Although if you do get caught out, expect to be made an example of, and that will be a very expensive lesson and maybe even jail time. Do not under estimate Singapore law.

What you need to do is have it fully analysed, and just not belive what your supplier is telling you, why should they care?

Take it from a professional point of view, as an export consultant, I would never ever try to export someone elses product, without knowing what is in it, and i'm afraid for the supplier to hand me a rapport, doesn't cut it, it needs an independent report by the importer, because they will be the ones that hang, if it comes to that.

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Postby willkcwoo » Tue, 16 Jun 2009 11:37 am

Hi Sinjiumen,
I am also from Malaysia and currently plying between Singapore and Malaysia also looking for opportunity to start something in Singapore as well. As for your household product, I do have some information please give me a call or email me at and I could share with you more about it.

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