Singapore Customs: Implementation of Advanced Export Declaration (AED) from 1 April 2013

19 January 2012

The Singapore Customs (SC) will be implementing the Advance Export Declaration (AED) for all exports from 1 April 2013.

From 1 April, declarations for all exports has to be submitted prior to export. The administrative exemption (IE Notice No. 2/76) that allows for declarations of non-controlled goods and non-dutiable goods by air and sea, to be submitted within three days of export will be rescinded with effect from 1 April 2013.

However there will be an 18-month adjustment period starting from 1 April 2013 to 31 September 2014. During the adjustment period, traders will generally not be penalised by SC for non-compliance with AED requirements.

Source: Singapore Customs