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Changes to the Strategic Goods Control List

This is to notify the gazetting of the new Strategic Goods (Control) Order 2018, on the 4 September 2018 and will come into effect from 1 November 2018. Circular No. 08/2018
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Customs Department

Rules of Origin under the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

This circular outlines the salient points of the Rules of Origin requirements and operational procedures for exports of Singapore-originating goods claiming preferential tariff treatment in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Circular No. 05/2018
Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Customs Department

Change in Japan’s authorised Economic Operator Codes and Reminder on Proper Declaration of authorised Economic Operator Information

This is to notify that from 1 April 2018, to ensure that the goods imported from or exported to Japan Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) companies continue to enjoy Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) benefits, Singapore importers importing from Japan AEO exporters or Singapore exporters exporting to Japan AEO importers have to obta ...
Date: 19 March 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Customs Department

Change in Import Requirements for Cats and Dogs to New Zealand

The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (NZ MPI) amends the import requirements for cats and dogs to New Zealand due to an outbreak of canine influenza in a New Zealand quarantine facility. Ref: AV 16.01.006.0005
Date: 16 March 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Status Checking Facility of Tradenet Declarations

Applicants can check the status of their TradeNet declarations by activating the TradeNet front-end solution to receive the status, or enquire via the TradeNet back-end user interface. Circular No. AV 16.01.006.0004
Date: 29 January 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority

Consultation Paper on Recommendations of the Corporate Governance Council

The Corporate Governance Council ("Council") recommends revisions to the Code of Corporate Governance ("Code") to ensure that it remains effective and relevant, and continues to support business growth and innovation. Arising from the Council’s recommendations, the Singapore Exchange Limited (“SGX”) is proposing amendmen ...
Date: 16 January 2018; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Monetary Authority of Singapore

Consultation Paper on Execution of Customers’ Orders

The Monetary Authority of Singapore invites comments from all financial institutions and other interested parties on the proposed Notice SFA02-NXX on Execution of Customers' Orders and guidelines.
Date: 20 November 2017; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Monetary Authority of Singapore

Fees Revision on Applications for Plans Approval of Building Works

The fee on the application for approval of the plans of building works has been revised to reflect the increased cost of processing the application.
Date: 10 August 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Building & Construction Authority

Consultation Paper on Changes to the Notification Requirements in relation to Representatives serving only Non-Retail Customers

The Representative Notification Framework (RNF) was introduced to allow Financial Institutions (FIs) to lodge notifications with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) for their representatives conducting regulated activities under the Securities and Futures Act and the Financial Advisers Act. MAS proposes to streamline the RNF framework an ...
Date: 25 September 2017; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Monetary Authority of Singapore

Registers of Nominee Directors Guidance for Companies

The new version of this Guidance is issued by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority to help companies understand and comply with the requirements pertaining to the register of nominee directors.
Date: 18 September 2017; Type: Guide; Source: Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

Registers of Registrable Controllers - Guidance for Limited Liability Partnerships

This new version of the Guidance is issued by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority to help LLPs understand and comply with the requirements pertaining to the register of registrable controllers.
Date: 18 September 2017; Type: Guide; Source: Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

Registers of Registrable Controllers Guidance for Foreign Companies

The new version of the Guidance is issued by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority to help foreign companies understand and comply with the requirements pertaining to the register of registrable controllers.
Date: 18 September 2017; Type: Guide; Source: Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

Registers of Registrable Controllers - Guidance for Companies

This revised Guidance is issued by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority to help companies understand and comply with the requirements pertaining to the register of registrable controllers.
Date: 18 September 2017; Type: Guide; Source: Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

Rules of Origin for Exports to Turkey under TRSFTA

The Circular outlines the Rules of Origin requirements and operational procedures for exports of Singapore-Originating goods claiming preferential tariff treatment in the Republic of Turkey under the Turkey-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (TRSFTA). Circular No. 12/2017
Date: 13 September 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Customs Department

Operational Procedures for Imports from the Republic of Turkey Under TRSFTA

Circular outlines the procedures for claiming preferential tariff treatment on originating goods from the Republic of Turkey under the Turkey-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (TRSFTA). Circular No. 13/2017
Date: 13 September 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Customs Department

National Trade Platform

The National Trade Platform (NTP) aims to be the one-stop trade information management system for companies in the trade and logistics industries and adjacent sectors such as trade finance. Notice No. 12/2017
Date: 11 September 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Customs Department

Anti-Money Laundering/ Counter Financing of Terrorism Guidelines for Registered Filing Agents

The Guidelines for Registered Filing Agents (RFA) have been updated to better guide RFAs in complying with regulatory requirements under the enhanced regulatory regime for Corporate Service Providers. The objective of these Guidelines is to aid Filing Agents in their understanding of their obligations under Part VIA of the ACRA Act and Part II ...
Date: 31 August 2017; Type: Guideline; Source: Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

Changes to the Strategic Goods Control List

Circular No: 08/2017
Date: 07 July 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Customs Department

Registers of Nominee Directors Guidance for Companies

This Guidance is issued by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority ("ACRA") to help companies understand and comply with the requirements pertaining to the register of nominee directors.
Date: 25 April 2017; Type: Guideline; Source: Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

Registers of Registrable Controllers Guidance for Limited Liability Partnerships

This Guidance is issued by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority ACRA) to help LLPs understand and comply with the requirements pertaining to the register of registrable controllers.
Date: 25 April 2017; Type: Guideline; Source: Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

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