This list may be updated from time to time. Last updated 08/12/2021.

Items that are considered dangerous, prohibited, or restricted cannot be imported into Singapore using vPost.

Customs Authorities in both countries employ strict measures to monitor each item processed. The list below is not a comprehensive list but a list of common items that you cannot send using vPost.

We reserved the rights to advise you that the products are not accepted for import while the list did not specifically indicate the limitations.

Where appropriate, we will contact you to discuss and agree on an appropriate action to take; use reasonable efforts to return the item to merchant at your cost; or dispose the item in any manner we deem fit without being liable to you, if a re-direction is required, additional charges are applicable for such re-direction.

The list below serves as a guide on products that vPost does not ship.

This list is not exhaustive and may be updated by vPost regularly according to the latest import and export regulations from various countries and any other transport or freight restrictions that we receive and only includes some of the most common items.

These restrictions are in addition to the list of dangerous and prohibited goods into Singapore, please click here for the list of import restrictions to Singapore.

  • Bringing in more than 3 months' supply of all supplements are subject to Customs/HSA/SFA Regulations & Clearance. Please visit for more information here
  • For any Fragile or breakable items (Refer to our T&C here (Under Clause 15) for the liability for such items)
  • Perishable foods (e.g., cheese, yoghurt, eggs) (would be discarded at Origin and unable to process for returns or redirect to another address

    Perishable foods
  • Meat or animal extracts (would be discarded at Origin and unable to process for returns or redirect to another address)

    Meat or animal extracts
  • Processed foods more than 5kg and above SGD100 (food products that are not classified as meat, seafood or fresh fruits and vegetables)

    Processed foods
  • Fishes and fishery products (including fin fish, crustaceans, and mollusks)

    Fishes and fishery products
  • Jewelry, precious metals, and stones

    Jewelry, precious metals, and stones
  • Diamonds

    Diamonds
  • Currency

    Currency
  • Gold & Silver

    Gold & Silver
  • Imitation arms including toy guns, toy pistols, hand grenades

    Imitation arms
  • Processed egg

    Processed egg
  • Counterfeit/replica goods

    Counterfeit/replica goods
  • Endangered species of wildlife and their by-products

    Endangered species of wildlife
  • Alcohol products and beverages

    (Item(s) would be discarded at Origin and unable to process for returns or redirect to another address)
    Alcohol products and beverages
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Export Prohibition

In accordance with the Decree of Minister of Trade of Republic of Indonesia Number: 01/M-DAG/PER/1/2007 dated January 22, 2007, the exported goods are classified into four categories:

a. Types of goods subject to export trade system

These types of goods can only be exported by registered exporters. Whereas, registered exporters are the companies or individuals recognized by the Ministry of Trade to export certain goods according to the provision set.

An export of a good is regulated because of the following considerations:

  1. Increase the foreign exchange and competitiveness
  2. Related to the international agreement
  3. Nature preservation
  4. Availability of raw materials

The regulated export of goods includes the followings:

Plantation Products:Roasted/not roasted coffee, processed coffee
Forestry Products:Rattan or wood products
Industrial Products:Acetic anhydride, phenylacetic acid, ephedrine, acetone, butanol
Mining Products:Diamond, tin, gold

b. Export-Controlled Types of Goods

The goods where the exports can only be conducted by exporters with export approval from Minister of Trade or appointed Officials.

The export-controlled types of goods are the goods where the exports can only be conducted by exporters with export approval from Minister of Trade or appointed officials (specific exporter).

A good is export-controlled because of consideration for maintaining the balance of domestic supply to avoid interruption of domestic consumption.

Export-controlled goods include the followings:

Livestock products:Cow seeds, non-seeds cow, buffalo, crocodile skin, wet blue, wild animal and plants (appendix ii cites)
Fishery Products:Napoleon fish, wirasse, milkfish seeds
Plantation Products::Palm kernel
Mining Products:Gas, coke/petroleum, precious metals ore, silver, gold,
Industrial Products :Iron scraps and residue, stainless steel, copper, brass, aluminum, urea fertilizer

c. Export-Prohibited Types of Goods

An export of a good is prohibited because of the following considerations:

  1. Preserving nature
  2. Fail to comply with quality standards
  3. Guarantee the demand of raw materials for small industries or craftsmen
  4. Increase of added value
  5. Goods with historic and cultural value

The export-prohibited types of goods include the followings:

  1. Super Capacitors or Capacitors
    Example: UN3508, with energy storage capacity greater than 0.3Wh unable to ship via Air Freight
  2. Agricultural Products: Fry and Arowana fish, eel fish seed, botia ornamental fish, lobster of 8 cm and paneadae shrimps
  3. Forestry Products: roundwood, flakes raw materials, rail pads made of wood or sawn timber.
  4. Maritime Products: Sea sand
  5. Mining Products: Tin ore and concentrates, arsenic ash and residue, metal or other compounds, especially that contain tin or precious stones

d. Free types of goods

All types of good which are not listed in the above regulation are categorized as free export goods; however, the exporter shall first meet the requirements as exporters

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We reserved the rights to advise you that the products are not accepted for import while the list did not specifically indicate the limitations.

For more information concerning dangerous and prohibited goods, you may go to Singapore Customs website.