Singapore Prohibited and Restricted Items

FedEx Cross Border is unable to ship prohibited and non-approved restricted items on behalf of its customers.

FedEx Cross Border has prepared a global list of prohibited and restricted items that apply regardless of a shipment's destination. In addition to these global prohibitions and restrictions, individual countries or territories may impose further prohibitions or restrictions on the importation of certain items.

You can refer to the FedEx Cross Border global lists and the Singapore country-specific list to help determine whether or not your product is prohibited or restricted for shipment.

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Country Specific List for Singapore

Singapore Import Prohibitions

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animal products
  • Animal skins
  • Books: hardback/paperback non-comm
  • Bunker oil sample (for analysis)
  • Chewing gum (oral dental and medicated gum accepted)
  • Cigarette lighters of pistol or revolver shape
  • Coal & firewood
  • Cologne and Perfume, Haz and Non-Haz
  • Communications equipment
  • Compact discs
  • Controlled or psychotropic substances
  • Cosmetics
  • Cotton seeds
  • Drugs, Prescription and Non-Prescription
  • Electronic Cigarettes
  • Electronic games
  • Endangered species of wildlife and their by-products
  • Films: 8mm, 16mm & 35mm
  • Films: entertainment
  • Films: promotional, training
  • Firecrackers
  • Foodstuffs
  • Grain samples
  • Laser discs
  • Liquors and cigarettes marked with the words "SINGAPORE DUTY NOT PAID" on the labels, cartons or packets
  • Magazines, periodicals, journals
  • Medical samples
  • Military equipment
  • Newspapers
  • Obscene articles, publications, video tapes/discs and software
  • Oil products
  • Perishables
  • Phones/modems
  • Plant products
  • Plants
  • Radar equipment
  • Radioactives
  • Reproduction of copyrighted publications, video tapes, video compact discs, laser discs, records or cassettes
  • Seditious and treasonable materials
  • Seeds
  • Soil samples
  • Tapes, audio cassettes
  • Tapes, video cassettes
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Toys

Singapore Import Restrictions

  • Communistic Materials
  • Gold (other than jewelry)
  • Mineral Products
  • Viagra
  • Green tea, green tea products, milk products, meat, seafood, fruits and vegetables from Japan requires a Certificate of Origin (COO) from the shipper
  • Medical Devices: All shippers importing medical devices into Singapore must comply with the regulatory requirements from Health Science Authority (HSA) via the TradeNet System and must provide all documentation (e.g., Importer's License, Product Registration or Authorization Approval Status) to FedEx for declaration

Contact the FedEx Cross Border Compliance Team

Please note that these lists are provided as a reference only. For any questions about prohibited and restricted items, email the FedEx Cross Border Compliance team.

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