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.
How long does it take to ship from Singapore to India?
It takes about 8 days to ship to Chennai and about 11 days to ship to Mumbai via sea freight.
Main exports from Singapore to 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.
Prohibited items for export from Singapore
Goods prohibited for export from Singapore include rhinoceros horns.
Please refer to the Singapore Customs website for the full list of prohibited items.
Prohibited items for import into 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.
Procedure for shipping from Singapore to India
Benefits of engaging a freight forwarder
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?
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to ship items from Singapore to India?
The price of shipping your items will vary according to the size and weight of the cargo, as well as the shipping method used.
What is the cheapest way to ship my items from Singapore to India?
This depends on the volume of items that you intend to ship.
Air freight can be more affordable if you are shipping small quantities of goods. Sea freight, on the other hand, is a more cost-effective shipping method if you are shipping a large amount of goods.
Please contact us for more information regarding the various shipping options.