Singapore Customs announced that effective November 1, 2018, Singapore will be implementing the updated list of strategic goods and strategic goods technology in the Strategic Goods (Control) Order 2018 (SGCO 2018).
The SGCO 2018 brings Singapore’s strategic goods control list up to date with the 2017 Wassenaar Arrangement’s Munitions List and the 2017 European Union’s List of Dual-Use Items (EUDL).
The EUDL contains dual-use items controlled by the four multilateral export control regimes (the Australia Group, the Missile Technology Control Regime, the Nuclear Suppliers Group, and the Wassenaar Arrangement).
The SGCO 2018 will incorporate revisions such as new controls, removal of controls, as well as editorial changes for consistency and clarity of controls.
Singapore Customs said an amendment will be made to the Strategic Goods (Control) Regulations (SGCR) to reflect its reference to the new SGCO 2018. There are no changes to the scope of transhipment and transit controls. SGCR 2018 will come into effect from November 1, 2018.
An amendment will likewise be made to the Strategic Goods (Control) Brokering Order 2007 to reflect its reference to the new SGCO 2018. There are no changes to the scope of brokering controls, said the agency.
The Strategic Goods (Control) (Brokering) (Amendment) Order 2018 will come into effect from November 1, 2018.
The Schedule to the SGCO consists of two parts, each split into two divisions and further subdivided.
The List of Military Goods and the List of Dual-Use Goods are found in Division 2 of Parts 1 and 2 of The Schedule to the Strategic Goods (Control) Order, respectively.