According to UN Comtrade, the number of exports from Thailand to Singapore amounted to approximately US$9.53 billion in 2020.
Before shipping items from Thailand to Singapore, it would be good to understand the regulations, documents required and shipping processes involved.
Types of shipping methods
Shipping via air freight involves transporting goods via an aircraft. This method is often quicker but more expensive as compared to sea freight.
Sea freight involves moving cargo via a sea vessel. This shipping method is more cost-effective but typically takes a longer time than air freight.
Items commonly shipped from Thailand to Singapore
Some items that are commonly exported from Thailand to Singapore include:
- Electronic equipment
- Gems and precious metals
- Mineral fuels
- Organic chemicals
- Prepared and/or preserved meat and seafood products
Common items prohibited for export from Thailand
These are some items that are prohibited for export from Thailand:
*Includes CDs, tapes, DVDs and computer software
Common items prohibited for import into Singapore
These are some items that are not allowed to be imported into Singapore:
Documents required for importing into Singapore
Before your goods are shipped, there are some necessary documents that must be prepared:
- Packing list
- Customs permit
- Certificate of Origin
- Commercial invoice
- Payment terms such as Letter of Credit
- Bill of Lading or Airway Bill
Process behind shipping from Thailand to Singapore via a freight forwarder
Freight forwarders are experts at shipping and have a network of shipping partners that can help you transport your cargo efficiently and effectively.
Here are the steps for shipping from Thailand to Singapore via a freight forwarder:
Why choose M&P International Freights?
M&P International Freights has a wide network of shipping partners from all around the globe. We will ensure that we find the fastest and most cost-effective route for your shipment.
Our team is SLA-, MTO- and FIATA-certified. Additionally, we are experienced in shipping all types of goods including bulky furniture so you can rest assured that we will deliver your items safely to you.
Frequently asked questions
Where are the common shipping ports in Thailand located?
The common shipping ports in Thailand are located in:
- Laem Chabang
How long does it take to ship from Thailand to Singapore?
Depending on the shipping method chosen, your cargo may take 3 to 7 days to arrive in Singapore from Thailand.
How much does it cost to ship from Thailand to Singapore?
The cost of shipping will differ depending on whether you choose sea or air freight. It is calculated by multiplying the air/sea freight rate by your good’s actual or volume weight.
Enquire with us for an accurate quotation today!
Do I need to pay taxes when exporting goods out of Thailand?
Thailand does not charge VAT on exported goods and duties are only imposed on certain items.
Send us an enquiry with your shipping details attached for more information!
Do I need to pay taxes when importing goods into Singapore?
In Singapore, all imported goods are subject to a Goods and Services Tax (GST). Duties are also imposed on certain imports such as alcohol and tobacco products.
You may refer to this list of dutiable goods for more information.