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Importing to Singapore - declaring agent needed

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Joined: 26 Jan 14
5 Feb 14 03:30:51 pm

I'm new to this and doing my research.

Anyway, I'm based in Singapore and after reading a couple of official customs/trading websites and going through the online courses on these websites, I feel the import process is too complicated for a small business owner to take on!

I don't know if I am reading the sites correctly but shipping by sea seems so much more difficult airfreight. There are so many forms to fill up and approvals to get from authorities.

Anyway, I keep reading about "Declaring Agents", who are the link/consultants between trading industry and shipping industry and I tried googling on how to find a DA, but google failed me so far and am unable to find one - all the sites seem to be about government frameworks for DA. So where are these DAs and could anyone recommend a DA in Singapore who is affordable one that is, suitable for a small biz starting up?

Thank you!

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5 Feb 14 10:33:41 pm
Hi JS and welcome to the forum.

Here are two clearance agents in Singapore that may be able to assist in regards to clearing container shipments.

Permit Solutions LLP
No.2 Soon Wing Road #03-01, Soon Wing Industrial Building , Singapore, Singapore, 347893
Phone - 67485039
Fax - 67499553

Carriage Merchant Trades pte ltd
130Lorong Ah Soo#03-390, , Hougang, Singapore, 530130
Phone - 63124875
Fax - 63124875

Mark (fudjj)

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