Controlled Goods

The following is the list of controlled goods which require proper authorization (advance notification, licence or certificate approval) from Competent Authorities (CAs) before they may be imported into Singapore. You can click here for the latest updated list.

Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore

Animals, birds and products thereof
Fishes and fishery products (including fin fish, crustaceans and molluscs)
Food items (excluding fresh/chilled vegetables and fruits)
Fruits (fresh/chilled)
Ginseng roots
Meat and meat products of animals and birds
Medicaments, veterinary
Milk powder - skimmed (coloured for animal feed)
Organic fertilizer
Plants with/without soil, flowers and seeds
Tableware and kitchenware of porcelain, china or lead crystal
Timber and wood (CITES listed)
Vegetables (fresh/chilled)

Biosafety Branch, Ministry of Health

Human pathogens

Building and Construction Authority

Sand & granite (essential construction materials)

Central Narcotics Bureau

Poppy seeds (kaskas)
Precursor chemicals

Enterprise Singapore

Rice (excluding rice bran)

Health Sciences Authority

Chinese Proprietary Medicines
Controlled drugs and psychotropic substances
Medical devices
Oral dental gums
Raw materials, laboratory reagents, reference standards and veterinary medicines containing controlled drugs, psychotropic substances and poisons
Therapeutic products

Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore

Cartridges/cassettes/audio compact diskettes - pre-recorded
Films, cinema/video/laser discs
Gramophone records
Tapes, pre-recorded
Toy walkie-talkie

Pollution Control Department, National Environment Agency

Articles of asbestos
Batteries (primary), alkaline, zinc-carbon and mercury oxide
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
Poisons and hazardous
Surface-active agents, anionic
Waste lead-acid batteries and waste batteries made with lead, cadmium or mercury

Radiation Protection and Nuclear Science Department, National Environment Agency

Irradiating apparatus
Radioactive materials

Singapore Civil Defence Force

Diesel oil/fuel
Flammable materials

Singapore Customs

Rough diamonds
Mastering equipment and replication equipment for CD, CD-ROM, VCD, DVD, DVD-ROM

National Authority, Chemical Weapons Convention (NA, CWC), Singapore Customs

Toxic chemicals and precursors

Police Licensing & Regulatory Department, Singapore Police Force

Fruit/jackpot machines

Police Licensing & Regulatory Department (Arms & Explosives), Singapore Police Force

Arms & explosives
Articles of clothing intended as protection against attack, including bullet-proof vests
Helmets (Steel)
Toy guns/pistols/revolvers

Police Licensing & Regulatory Department (Public Entertainment & Liquor), Singapore Police Force

Amusement machines, coin or disc-operated, including pin-tables, shooting galleries & cinematograph machines

Alternatively, you may click here to find out if the goods are controlled using the description of the goods, Harmonized System (HS) code or CA product code. If the item is subject to control, the name of the CA will be indicated next to its HS code. You may check directly with the respective CAs on their licensing requirements.