No. S 551
Customs Act
(Duties) (Amendment No. 3)
Order 2013
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 10(1) of the Customs Act, the Minister for Finance hereby makes the following Order:
Citation and commencement
1.  This Order may be cited as the Customs (Duties) (Amendment No. 3) Order 2013 and shall come into operation on 1st September 2013.
Amendment of paragraph 4
2.  Paragraph 4 of the Customs (Duties) Order (O 4) is amended —
(a)by deleting the word “and” at the end of sub-paragraph (1)(t);
(b)by deleting the full-stop at the end of sub-paragraph (u) of sub-paragraph (1) and substituting the word “; and”, and by inserting immediately thereafter the following sub-paragraph:
(v)any country which is a member of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC).”;
(c)by inserting, immediately after sub-paragraph (4R), the following sub-paragraph:
(4S)  Goods shall be deemed to have originated from and be consigned direct from any country referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(v) where they conform with the Rules of Origin set out in the GCC-Singapore Free Trade Agreement.”;
(d)by deleting the word “or” at the end of sub-paragraph (5)(s);
(e)by deleting the full-stop at the end of sub-paragraph (t) of sub-paragraph (5) and substituting the word “; or”, and by inserting immediately thereafter the following sub-paragraph:
(u)where the goods are from any country referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(v), a Certification of Origin issued by any body authorised by the government of the exporting GCC Member State to issue Certifications of Origin, and specifying the applicable particulars set out in the Twentieth Schedule.”; and
(f)by inserting immediately after sub-paragraph (7K), the following sub-paragraph:
(7L)  A Certification of Origin under sub-paragraph (5)(u) shall not be required for an importation of goods if the value of the importation does not exceed US$1,000 in value, except that Singapore may require that the invoice accompanying the importation shall include a statement certifying that the goods qualify as originating goods.”.
New Twentieth Schedule
3.  The Customs (Duties) Order is amended by inserting, immediately after the Nineteenth Schedule, the following Schedule:
Paragraph 4(5)(u)
Particulars to be included in
certification of origin
The particulars to be included in the Certification of Origin are as follows:
1.The Harmonized System (HS) tariff classification to 6 digits for the goods.
2.The description of the goods, including sufficient detail to relate it to the invoice description and to the Harmonized System (HS) description of the goods.
3.The quantity of the goods.
4.The name of the consignee.
5.The name of the exporter, producer or manufacturer.
6.The country of origin.”.
[G.N. Nos. S 660/2009; S 349/2010; S 68/2011; S 658/2011; S 65/2012; S 98/2013; S 353/2013]
Made this 29th day of August 2013.
Permanent Secretary
(Finance) (Performance),
Ministry of Finance,
[Customs (Sec) 00107/65/V21; AG/LLRD/SL/70/2010/8 Vol. 2]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 143(2) of the Customs Act).