Singapore and India
Singapore has one of the most open economies in the world. It has a highly developed and successful free market economy which is trade oriented.
India has the one the fastest growing economies in the world. Bilateral relations between this two republics has always been strong and cordial.
This relations have been propagated by the commercial and cultural relations they have. A Comprehensive Economic Order Agreement (CECA) was signed to increase trade, economic cooperation and investments.
Despite of Singapore’s lack of natural resources. Singapore has been able to enhance imported raw materials and export the finished products to developing countries like India.
Main exports to India from Singapore include:
- Petroleum products,
- Electronic and Machinery equipment,
- Iron and Steel products,
- Inorganic chemicals and miscellaneous chemical products,
- Mechanical appliances among others.
How long does it take to ship from Singapore to India?
When shipping to Chennai, India by sea freight, it will take about three days less compared to shipping to Mumbai India. It takes averagely eight days to ship to Chennai and about eleven days to ship to Mumbai from the port of Singapore.
What are the shipping procedures
Shipping procedures in Singapore and India are very diverse.
In India, goods imported other than goods intended for transit or trans-shipment, shall make entry thereof by presenting electronically to the proper officer a bill of entry for home consumption or warehousing in the prescribed form.
However, this shall not apply to baggage and goods imported to be exported by post.
In Singapore the Regulation of Imports and Exports Act, requires the importer to have obtained a Customs permit before importing. The Customs Act ensures that importation rules and regulations are complied with.
Common prohibited Items to be imported in India
According to India’s Customs Act the prohibited items are defined in the sub-section 33 of section 2. The prohibited goods have adverse effect on health, wildlife, social, environmental and security concerns. Some of the commonly prohibited goods are;
- Narcotic substances and psychotropic substances,
- Counterfeit and pirated goods,
- Wildlife products and human skeleton,
- Aero models,
- Maps and literature where Indian external boundaries have been shown incorrectly,
- Pornographic and obscene materials and
- Chemical weapons among many others
Benefits of engaging a freight forwarder to ship your items
A freight forwarder is considered as a third party logistics provider.
He bridges the gap between the exporter and the importer which comprises of commercial undertakings that are between them such as; customs procedures, documentation, insurance and transportation of the goods.
Benefits of engaging a freight forwarder are:
Why should you engage M&P International freights?
M&P is an internationally recognized and accredited company by FIATA, SLA and MTO. We are based in Singapore and we have an expansive network of agencies all over the world.
We offer a competitive environment and cutting edge services to all our clients for over a decade now. We have specialized shipping of Project cargo, oil and gas, machineries among many others. Benefits of engaging with us include:
- Timely deliveries. We ensure we deliver at the expected time to avoid disruption of activities to our customers.
- We offer reliable, proactive and proficient services that are always competent and that satisfy our customers’ demands due to, our extensive network.