United Kingdom and Singapore
International trade has helped countries outsource goods and services.
Singapore has one of the most developed economies in the world and has very diverse trading activities with different countries.
United Kingdom being one of the trade partners, has one of the largest economies of the world and is composed of four constituent countries England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
There are a variety of goods that are imported by Singapore from the United Kingdom including:
- Machinery and transport equipment,
- Food and beverages,
- Business, financial and insurance services,
- Chemicals and
- Manufactured goods among many others.
This goods are very essential in Singapore since they have diverse utilities. This imports are either used for consumption or as raw materials for the industries in Singapore.
How long does it take to ship from United Kingdom to Singapore?
Shipping duration from United Kingdom to Singapore is based on different factors, mainly:
- The mode and cost of transportation
- The urgency of the delivery
Normally, shipping by sea takes almost a month with most freight companies quoting roughly nineteen to twenty-four days.
However, if the goods are urgent it would take between one and three days to ship the goods by air which would be more costly compared to shipping by sea.
What is the shipping procedure from United Kingdom to Singapore?
Rules and regulations are of paramount importance to be adhered to when shipping overseas.
It is mandatory before any importation of goods in Singapore, for the importer to have already acquired a Customs permit.
The permit shows goods to be imported and whether the importation is legalized.
The customs permits are of different types and in some situations they may not be required.
The United Kingdom has an office set up by the department of international trade in Singapore which offers assistance to aid international trade between the two countries.
The office offers professional and personalized assistance in accordance to the Singapore’s Customs Act, the Goods and Service Tax (GST) and the Regulation of Imports and Exports Act (RIEA).
Common prohibited Items to be imported in Singapore
Every county has a mandate to safeguard the welfare of its own citizens and this ensures that there is a consistent and stable economic growth.
To achieve this, there are certain items that are prohibited to be imported to Singapore.
Prohibited items usually have a negative impact to either the citizens or the economy at large. Commonly prohibited imports to Singapore include:
- Laser apparatus found to have emission powers,
- Perishable foods,
- Narcotic drugs,
- Perishable foods,
- Pornographic materials,
- Flammable and toxic content products,
- Counterfeit goods,
- Infectious substances,
- Radioactive materials,
- Munitions of war and weapons and
- Paper currency, coins and credit cards among many others.
Benefits of engaging a freight forwarder to ship your items
There are various benefits that are associated with hiring of freight forwarders. With their expansive networking in the imports and exports services world widely, they help the importers in choosing the best routes that are safe and the best transportation modes. The freight forwarders have lots of benefits such as:
Why should you engage M&P International freights?
M&P is one of the freight forwarders company that is based in Singapore. We are a full-fledged international freight company.
When compared to other freight forwarders in and out of Singapore, we have a good reputation from our clients, we also have extensive networks with various agencies globally.
Engaging with us as a freight forwarder has several advantages:
- Here at M&P we are well informed with the current trends in the market as well as able to cope with the challenges. This enables us to offer quality services to our clients decisively.
- We are dependable and proficient freight forwarders. With our unwavering record of outstanding services for over ten years, we have been able to meet our customer’s expectation with ease.