Northwest Horticultural Council
Currency: Singapore Dollar
Official Language(s): English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil
Please click on the above link for a list of chemical MRLs.
II. CHEMICALS AND ADDITIVE INFORMATION
A. Chemical residue standards:
Singapore has its own standards. If a chemical does not have an established maximum residue level, Singapore will accept Codex.
B. Monitoring chemical residues:
Chemicals residues are monitored. Singapore checks fruits and vegetables on a random basis. The frequency of checks are determined by the violation history of the country concerned.
C. Restrictions on use of waxes:
III. ORGANIC FRUIT REGULATIONS
There are no existing certification standards for organic food in Singapore.
There are no import duties imposed on apples, pears or cherries. However, a Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 7% of the CIF is charged.
V. NON-TARIFF BARRIERS
A. Labeling requirements:
The following information must be printed on the cartons:
Name and address of packer
Date of packing
B. Licenses and quotas:
C. Currency Issues:
D. Pest and plant disease restrictions:
E. Other trade restrictions:
VI. MARKETING REPRESENTATIVES FOR PACIFIC NORTHWEST TREE FRUIT INDUSTRY:
Washington Apple Commission:
Total Market Solutions
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Voice: 011 603 8070 7216
Fax: 011 603 8076 3825
Northwest Cherry Growers/Washington State Fruit Commission:
PT & Tatch Ltd.
Voice: 011 66-2-970-8207
Pear Bureau Northwest:
Lieu Marketing Assoc Pte Ltd
Voice: 011-65-6515 6113
Fax: 011-65-6278 4372
VII. OTHER RESOURCE LINKS:
- The World Factbook (Central Intelligence Agency)
- Singapore (U.S. Commercial Service/Department of Commerce)
- U.S. Embassy
VIII. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Congress ratified the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on July 31, 2003 and President Bush signed the legislation into law on September 3, 2003. The FTA entered into force January 1, 2004.