Radiation Safety

Information on Licence to Import or Export Irradiating Apparatus and Radioactive Materials

Offences and Penalties

Under Section 6(1)(a) and 7(1)(a) of the Radiation Protection Act 2007, a person must not import into, or export out of, Singapore any irradiating apparatus or radioactive materials without a licence. Any person who contravenes Section 6(1)(a) and 7(1)(a) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $100,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or to both.

Definitions of Import and Export

Import and export refers to:

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A licence is required to import or export controlled irradiating apparatus and radioactive materials. The import and export licences are applied by the Declaring Agent (DA) via Singapore Customs’ TradeNet portal under a Cargo Clearance Permit (CCP) declaration prior to shipment arrival or departure date, except for cases belonging to special circumstances1. For more information on how to apply for an import or export licence, please refer to Application for Licence to Import or Export Irradiating Apparatus and Radioactive Materials

Special circumstances include, but not limited to, controlled items which are hand-carried into or out of Singapore and imported or exported through ATA Carnet. For such cases, please refer to the section Special Circumstances under How to Apply for Licence to Import or Export.

Import and Export of Controlled Irradiating Apparatus and Radioactive Materials

The types of import and export licences are shown below.

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For information on the controlled irradiating apparatus and radioactive materials that require a licence, you may refer to the list of controlled irradiating apparatus and radioactive materials here.  If you are unsure if an irradiating apparatus or radioactive material that is not included in the list requires a licence, please seek clarification from NEA by contacting us through NEA’s online feedback form or myENV app.

HS Codes

Singapore adopts the 8-digit HS Codes in the ASEAN Harmonised Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN) for use by all ASEAN Member States. To assist you in determining the appropriate HS Code for your controlled irradiating apparatus or radioactive material, you may refer to the List of HS Codes for Controlled Irradiating Apparatus and Radioactive Materials.

For more information regarding HS Codes, you may refer to Singapore Customs’ website.