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How many bottles of WINE in container from Sydney to Singapo

Postby Shagwah » Wed, 23 May 2012 7:46 am

Hi. Our house is getting packed tomorrow ready for the big move to Singapore. We are in Sydney and I would like to know how much wine can we put into our container before we get charged taxes etc. I was thinking 2 cases would be safe. Or do Customs allow 3 or 4 cases when relocating to Singapore?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 23 May 2012 9:08 am

I believe it's one litre ONLY. Any more and you will have to pay Singapore Customs Duties.

http://www.customs.gov.sg/leftNav/trav/ ... ers%29.htm

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

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Postby Zeenit » Wed, 23 May 2012 9:39 am

Hello, I would put in enough and tell the shipper to declare. A bottle of cheap white wine is $30+ here. Same with red wine. Only thing is the unless you have a wine fridge or run your air con in the "wine room" the average temp is about 28C so the white will cook.
Saying this I wish we brought our wine with us as it takes you a long time to get over the shock of wine prices here. Good Luck.
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Postby Zeenit » Wed, 23 May 2012 9:40 am

Average Jacobs Creek is $35.00
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Postby aster » Wed, 23 May 2012 10:28 am

Zeenit wrote:I wish we brought our wine with us as it takes you a long time to get over the shock of wine prices here. Good Luck.


You just need to know your wines and check out the main supermarkets regularly.

You can easily get a MUCH better wine than Jacob's Creek (which also costs a lot more compared to Jacob's when you look at prices outside Singapore) for under $20.

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Postby Shagwah » Wed, 23 May 2012 11:49 am

Love this forum. Thanks for your replies.

I guess the excise is fair.

The Singapore Customs website (http://www.customs.gov.sg/leftNav/trad/ ... +Goods.htm) states "Wine of fresh grapes not over 15% alcoholic in containers of 2l or less". I guess I can bring in 4 cases of 750ml bottles as long as I have some where cool to store them. Is there a limit on the quantity brought in? I have friends asking for me to bring them wine.

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Postby Shagwah » Wed, 23 May 2012 12:03 pm

One more thing:

Before I start taking more than I can consume (although I hear a there is a lot of wine time). My husband will be travel to and from Sydney quite regularly - he can also bring back case(s) of wine and will just need to pay the excise?

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Postby aster » Thu, 24 May 2012 10:42 am

Shagwah wrote: My husband will be travel to and from Sydney quite regularly - he can also bring back case(s) of wine and will just need to pay the excise?


I too have always wondered how this works, and how easy it would be to take out a case of duty-free wine from your handluggage upon arrival and paying the excise - is it a quick, pain-free procedure ("pay and go") or a major, time-consuming PITA?

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Postby Zeenit » Thu, 24 May 2012 11:23 am

How does the no liquids rule apply for this transaction!
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Postby the lynx » Thu, 24 May 2012 11:32 am

Zeenit wrote:How does the no liquids rule apply for this transaction!


Only when you purchase from airport?

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Postby aster » Thu, 24 May 2012 11:33 am

Zeenit wrote:How does the no liquids rule apply for this transaction!


I mentioned duty-free.

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Postby Shagwah » Thu, 24 May 2012 12:37 pm

If I were to do it. I'd buy a case at the bottle shop (better selection) and check it through. Then pay the duty on this on arrival in Singapore. Can this be done?

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Postby Zeenit » Sat, 26 May 2012 2:49 pm

Shagwah wrote:If I were to do it. I'd buy a case at the bottle shop (better selection) and check it through. Then pay the duty on this on arrival in Singapore. Can this be done?


BEst check with your airline, each airline has different rules.
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Postby movingtospore » Tue, 29 May 2012 11:37 am

OK mods, clearly this last one needs to be locked. :roll:

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Ok that was weird - beat me to it - we had an ad for asian escort service then poof it was gone.

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Postby Shagwah » Tue, 29 May 2012 11:42 am

movingtospore: What do you mean 'locked'?


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