Singapore Specialist GCC
We look forward to working with our travel trade partners in this region to ensure that the Middle East market remains one of the key contributors in driving quality visitors to Singapore. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide digital tools to our travel trade partners, I am pleased to launch the ‘Singapore Specialists Program 2020’.
All you need to know
Do I need to pay taxes (GST-Goods & Services Tax) when bringing in goods for my event?
GST will need to be paid if items are commercial goods. Custom officers on duty will ascertain upon entry if they are considered ‘commercial goods’. For more information on GST, visit the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore website.
What kind of licenses are required, and how do I apply for the required licenses?
Please refer to license & permit for the licensing authorities to apply with for various activities you plan to undertake.
Do I need to buy insurance for my event?
For the purpose of the Event, the event organiser shall at its own cost and expense maintain and/or cause to be maintained insurance policy(ies) with an insurance company duly licensed in Singapore or an international insurance company acceptable to the venue owner (aka “Licensor”)
What is SG Clean
The SG Clean quality mark is a national mark of excellence for businesses, including tourism establishments, that adhere to high standards of environmental public hygiene on their premises.
To achieve the SG Clean certification:- Establishments ensure that the premises are cleaned and sanitised frequently
- Establishments ensure their staff are healthy
- Establishments are certified by appointed assessors
More than 20,000 SG Clean Quality Mark certificates have been issued to tourism establishments, including MICE facilities such as:
- Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre
- Singapore Expo
- Resort World Convention Centre
- Suntec Singapore Convention Centre
The target is to cover more than 37,000 businesses within the tourism and lifestyle sectors to sign up for the SG Clean Quality Mark.
For information on SG Clean , click here.
Update on COVID-19 Situation in Singapore
Singapore’s borders are now reopening gradually to allow safe travel in limited numbers, with the necessary safeguards in place to ensure public health considerations are addressed. For more information, click here
Do I have to pay import tax if I am bringing in conference programmes, bags, souvenirs?
Generally no, if they are not considered ‘Commercial Goods’. For specific enquiry or to obtain more information you can refer to: Singapore Customs