Worldwide Customs and Regulatory Updates


New Regulation of Medical Devices Imports into Singapore

With effect from January 1, 2012, the Medical Device Branch of the Singapore Health Sciences Authority (HSA) will implement TradeNet controls on imports of Class A and B medical devices into Singapore.

This means that all medical device classes imported to Singapore will now be subject to the TradeNet system managed by Singapore Customs and other Singapore government agencies including the HSA.

To avoid any customs clearance delays, shippers must comply with the requirements and procedures in TradeNet to facilitate the import permit application for these medical devices.

In addition, please provide the following information accurately in your commercial invoice for TradeNet declaration:

a) Serial number
b) Complete description
c) HS Code
d) Product Code
e) Import licence number
f) Importer licence number
g) Quantity

Should you have any further enquiries, please visit the HSA website, email hsa_mdb_tradenet@hsa.gov.sg or call 65-62130838.

Alternatively, please contact our Customer Services Team.