Singapore is among one of the top sources of imports for Cambodia, with $706 million worth of items being imported in 2016. Their popular imports include
- light rubberised knitted fabric,
- refined petroleum,
- cars and
- bi-wheel vehicle parts.
Before shipping your cargo from Singapore to Cambodia, understanding the exact shipping procedure as well as the important import and export documents needed can help to ensure a smooth journey.
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Requirements For Importing Into Cambodia
According to the Cambodian import and export procedures, all importers will have to:
- Register with Cambodia’s Department of Business Registration, under the Ministry of Commerce
- Register for Value-added Tax (VAT) at the General Department of Taxation, under the Ministry of Economy and Finance
- Register with the General Department of Taxation, under the Ministry of Economy and Finance to get a Taxpayer Identification Number
- Register with the General Department of Customs and Excise
- Submit a customs declaration form to the Automated System for Customs Data
Furthermore, if you are importing into the Special Economic Zones of Cambodia, it is compulsory for you to apply with the Free Zone Management Department of the General Department of Customs and Excise in Phnom Penh.
If you are importing any restricted or controlled goods, you may also be required to register at the government agencies that have authorised or licensed your import.
Documents Required For Importing Into Cambodia
These are some of the key documents required for customs clearance when importing goods into Cambodia:
- Customs import declaration
- Commercial invoice
- Packing slip
- Road Transport Document (if arriving by land)
- Bill of Lading (if arriving by sea)
- Air waybill (if arriving by air)
- Import permit
- Insurance certificate
- Tax certificate
- Certificate of Origin
- Company registration
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to ship from Singapore to Cambodia?
There are 2 modes of transportation available for cross border shipments: sea freight and air freight.
With our experience and vast network, we are able to ship your cargo within 2-3 business days via air freight and 5-7 business days via sea freight.
How much does it cost to ship from Singapore to Cambodia?
The cost of shipping will vary depending on your desired mode of transportation.
- Sea freight: The cost will be calculated based on the sea freight rate.
- Air freight: The cost will be calculated by multiplying the chargeable weight* by the air freight rate.
*Chargeable weight refers to the actual/volume weight of your goods.
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Do I need to pay taxes when exporting goods out of Singapore?
No, there are no taxes and duties levied on goods exported from Singapore.
Do I need to pay taxes when importing goods into Cambodia?
You will be charged certain taxes for importing goods into Cambodia:
Varying tariff rates (from 0% to 35%) will be applied depending on the nature of your cargo:
- Exempted from import tariffs: Sports equipment, pharmaceutical products, agricultural equipment and school materials
- 7% tariff rate: Primary goods and raw materials
- 15% tariff rate: Capital goods and raw materials that are available in Cambodia
- 35% tariff rate: Finished products, alcohol, petroleum, vehicles and precious metals
For a full list of all the tariff rates imposed on each type of good, visit the Cambodia National Trade Repository website.
Cambodia charges a fixed 10% VAT on all imported goods as well as a special tax on certain imported goods.