Goods and Services Tax Act
(Chapter 117A, Sections 24(1), (2) and (3) and 86(1))
Goods and Services Tax (Imports Relief) Order
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G.N. No. S 104/1994

REVISED EDITION 2001
(15th September 2001)
[1st April 1994]
Citation
1.  This Order may be cited as the Goods and Services Tax (Imports Relief) Order.
Definitions
2.  In this Order —
“customs territory”, “dutiable goods”, “intoxicating liquor”, “proper officer of customs” and “senior officer of customs” have the same meanings as in the Customs Act (Cap. 70);
“Director-General” means the Director-General of Customs appointed under the Customs Act and includes any person referred to in section 4(3) of that Act;
[S 826/2010 wef 01/01/2011]
[S 562/2016 wef 01/11/2016]
“medicinal product” has the same meaning as in the Medicines Act (Cap. 176);
[S 562/2016 wef 01/11/2016]
“protocol”, in relation to any regulated clinical trial, means a document that describes the objectives, design, methodology, statistical considerations and organisation of the trial;
[S 562/2016 wef 01/11/2016]
“regulated clinical trial” means any clinical trial —
(a)for which a clinical trial certificate is issued under regulation 8 of the Medicines (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2016 (G.N. No. S 335/2016); or
(b)that is authorised by the Health Sciences Authority, or notified to the Health Sciences Authority and the notification accepted by the Health Sciences Authority, under regulation 8 or 9 of the Health Products (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2016 (G.N. No. S 331/2016);
[S 562/2016 wef 01/11/2016]
“therapeutic product” means a health product categorised as a therapeutic product in the First Schedule to the Health Products Act (Cap. 122D).
[S 562/2016 wef 01/11/2016]
Certificates to be produced
3.  Any certificate or permit required by this Order to be produced shall be produced to the proper officer of customs at the time of customs clearance of the goods.
Relief granted
4.—(1)  The organisations or persons, as the case may be, specified in the second column of the Schedule are hereby granted relief from the payment of goods and services tax on the importation of goods specified in the third column, subject to —
(a)the conditions specified in the fourth column;
(b)the submission of the document, certificate or permit specified in the fifth column in such form and manner as the Director-General may determine;
(c)the furnishing of such security in such amount as the Director-General may require; and
(d)any further condition as the Director-General may impose for the protection of the revenue.
[S 389/2002 wef 05/08/2002]
(2)  The Director-General may, if he considers expedient, waive the requirement for a document, certificate or permit to be submitted under sub-paragraph (1)(b).
[S 389/2002 wef 05/08/2002]
Determination of value of goods
5.  For the avoidance of doubt, where, for the purpose of any item in the Schedule, the value of goods imported into Singapore needs to be determined, then, in determining that value, no regard shall be had to the value of any goods the import of which is an exempt import.
[S 492/2012 wef 01/10/2012]