Shipping Restrictions – Singapore

There are various shipping guidelines, standard prohibitions and restrictions to take note of when importing to Singapore.

Counterfeit Goods are strictly prohibited and will not be undertaken by Megaton. It is prohibited in many countries to import counterfeit goods and where applicable the Customs authority will seize the goods and importer will be subjected to a penalty.

Standard Prohibited Commodities

The following commodities are not allowed transport by Megaton:

  • Animals
  • Asbestos
  • Currency
  • Firearms, parts thereof and ammunition
  • Furs
  • Hazardous or combustible materials (as defined by IATA Regulations)
  • Human remains, including ashes
  • Jewelry, precious metal and stones
  • Narcotics (illegal)

Shipping Commodities

“Non-Document” commodities need to be accompanied by an invoice and, very frequently, additional customs documentation as well. You should contact your local advisor to clarify shipping requirements.

The following commodities are considered “Non-Document” commodities:


Alcoholic Beverages

Animal Products

Animal Skins


Bunker Oil Sample (for analysis)

Coal and Firewood

Cologne and Perfume

Communications Equipment

Compact Disc


Cotton Seed

Drugs: Prescription & Non-Prescription

Electronic Games

Films: 8mm, 16mm & 35mm

Films: For entertainment, promotional, training purposes


Grain Samples

Laser Disc

Magazines, Periodicals, Journals

Medical Samples

Military Equipment


Oil Products


Plant Products

Radar Equipment/transmitters/receivers


Soil Samples

Telecommunications Equipment