29 March 2013
Singapore Customs (SC) has issued a reminder to traders and declaring agents that Advance Export Declaration (AED) will be implemented from 1 April 2013 with an 18-month adjustment period.
SC requires all declarations to be be submitted before goods are exported. The export permit for non controlled or non dutiable goods should be applied any time before export, prior to cargo arrival at port gates or cargo lodgement with Ground Handling Agents (GHAs), and not necessarily three days before export. If the export declaration has not been declared prior to cargo arrival at port gates or cargo lodgement with GHAs, the cargo may be subjected to checks.
In conjunction with AED implementation, traders and declaring agents can now submit amendments via TradeNet to update the previously approved Export Permit with Certificate of Origins (CO) applications.
Details on AED implementation, including FAQs on cargo movement procedures and CO applications, can be found on Singapore Customs website.
Source: Singapore Customs