Germany is among one of the largest economies in Europe and is one of the top exporting countries in the world.
If you are shipping goods from Germany to Singapore, understanding the rules and regulations imposed by the respective governing bodies may help in ensuring an efficient and fuss-free shipping experience.
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Items Commonly Shipped From Germany To Singapore
Some items that are commonly shipped from Germany to Singapore include
- Aircraft and space crafts
- Medical, electrical and technical equipment
- Organic chemicals and other chemical goods
Common Prohibited Items For Import Into Singapore
Common items that are prohibited from being imported into Singapore include
without manufacturer’s packaging
military, chemical or biological weapon
Process Behind Shipping from Germany To Singapore
Shipping procedures vary from one country to another as there are different rules and regulations imposed by different countries.
When moving items from Germany to Singapore, there are multiple routes and options one can take. This is an example of shipping your goods via sea freight and the steps involved:
How can M&P International Freights Help You?
You will be assigned a personal M&P consultant who will serve as a single point of contact. Thus, you can be sure to receive personalised services and advice on your shipping needs.
We are a one-stop provider that offers a full spectrum of services including storage and custom clearance services. We are also able to arrange for cargo insurance where necessary.
Being one of the largest international freight forwarding companies in Singapore, we are able to pass on our cost-savings to our customers. We can also leverage our vast network to achieve the most affordable shipping rates.
Professional and experienced
With over a decade of experience, our team is capable of choosing the best shipping route for your needs and handling your cargo with care. Additionally, we are accredited with SLA, MTO and FIATA certificates.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who requires shipping services from Germany to Singapore?
A wide range of people may require shipping services from Germany to Singapore. This includes:
- People who have just moved from Germany to Singapore such as expatriates
- Businesses who require bulk shipments for their goods/cargos
- Consumers who shop online and need help shipping their items to Singapore
How long does it take to ship from Germany to Singapore?
There are 2 methods of shipping from Germany to Singapore: air freight or sea freight.
- Air freight: Shipping via air freight will take approximately 1 – 8 days.
- Sea freight: Shipping via the Suez Canal, Cape of Good Hope and Panama Canal will take approximately 1 – 2 months.
Do note that when met with a public holiday in either Germany or Singapore, some shipments may be delayed.
How much does shipping from Germany to Singapore cost?
- Air freight
This option is often quicker but more expensive. The cost of shipping via air freight will depend on your good’s actual/volume weight and the air freight rate.
- Sea freight
While this is a more cost-efficient option, it may require a longer shipping time. The cost of shipping via sea freight will depend on the sea freight rate.
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Do I need to pay taxes when exporting goods out of Germany?
Germany imposes a 19% value added tax (VAT) on goods exported out of the European Union (EU).
Do I need to pay taxes when importing goods into Singapore?
A Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 7% is levied on all items imported into Singapore.
You may refer to this list of dutiable goods and duty rates for more information.