What goods controlled and prohibited to import to Singapore 


Singapore import controlled goods require proper authorization (advance notification, license or certificate approval) from Competent Authorities (CA) before they may be imported into Singapore. You are advised to check if the goods are controlled using the description of the goods, Harmonized System (HS) code or CA product code here. If the item is subject to control, you may check directly with the respective CAs on their licensing requirements.
Please refer to the table below for the list of prohibited goods that you are not allowed to bring to Singapore.

Prohibited Goods Competent Authority
Chewing gum (excluding Health Sciences Authority approved oral dental and medicinal chewing gum) Singapore Customs
Pistol or revolver – shaped cigarette lighters Arms & Explosives Division, General Licensing Division, Police Licensing & Regulatory Department, Singapore Police Force
Fire crackers Arms & Explosives Division, General Licensing Division, Police Licensing & Regulatory Department, Singapore Police Force
  • Rhinoceros horn (worked, unworked or prepared and the any part, power or waste of such horn)
  • Endangered species of wildlife and products derived from the body of such animals
National Parks Board

Telecommunication equipment

(Examples of prohibited telecommunication equipment)

  • Scanning receivers
  • Military communication equipment
  • Telephone voice changing equipment
  • Radio-communication equipment operating in frequency bands 880-915 MHz, 925-960 MHz, 1900-1980 MHz and 2110-2170 MHz except cellular mobile phones or such other equipment approved by Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore
  • Radio-communication jamming devices operating in any frequency band
  • Obscene articles, publications and video tapes or discs
  • Seditious and treasonable materials
Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore
  • Chewing tobacco (loose leaf chewing tobacco, plug chewing tobacco, twist chewing tobacco, tobacco bits intended for chewing)

  • Imitation tobacco products (electronic cigarettes, vaporisers) and components of imitation tobacco products
  • Shisha
  • Smokeless cigars, smokeless cigarillos or smokeless cigarettes
  • Dissolvable tobacco or nicotine
  • Any product containing nicotine or tobacco that may be used topically for application, by implant or injected into any parts of the body
  • Any solution or substance, of which tobacco or nicotine is a constituent, that is intended to be used with an electronic nicotine delivery system or vaporizers
  • Nasal snuff
  • Oral snuff
  • Gutkha, khaini and zarda

Tobacco Regulation Branch, Health Sciences Authority
Controlled drugs listed under 4th Schedule of Misuse of Drugs Regulation Health Products Regulation Group, Health Sciences Authority

A comprehensive list of United Nations Security Council sanctions can be found on the UNSC Sanctions Committees Website https://www.customs.gov.sg/businesses/united-nations-security-council-sanctions