Import from China to Singapore

Import from China to Singapore

SG Importer specializes in the product sourcing of goods, apparels and equipment from China. From a single product line to an entire cargo of goods, we can help source, plan and move your products smoothly to Singapore.

With our customers’ success in mind, we understand what a vital role we play for our customers. At SG Importer, we strive to work seamlessly with our customers as if we were an in-house department.


Product Sourcing

Simply send us detailed information of your required products e.g. size/color/material/quantity/target price and we will source, research and identify suitable manufacturers / suppliers for you.

Price Research

We will research on price competitiveness of suppliers and negotiate further for the best pricing and provide you with quality quotations for your consideration. In our pursuit, the aim is find a supplier that has the optimum price point to maximize our customer’s profit while not compromising on product quality.


After intensive market research to find reliable product manufacturers / suppliers with the optimum quality and pricing, we will provide our customers with the final quotation stating the best options with details breakdown on unit cost, shipping terms and payment schedule etc for consideration.

Order Placing

After you have decided to proceed with our quotation and the receipt of 30%-50% advanced payment, we will place the order with the supplier chosen and start the entire exporting and importing process for you while you concentrate on running your business. SG Importer will manage the entire process until your products are delivered to your door step. At this stage, we will liaise with the manufacturer or supplier to ensure deadlines are met, quality control of products and receive the products in China for you.

Pre-Shipment Inspection

After the manufacturer or supplier are ready to provide the end products, it will be delivered to our warehouses in China where products are inspected upon reaching for any defects or sub-standard quality products. If found, the entire shipment will be rejected back to the supplier and we will not acknowledge the delivery. This will greatly minimizes the risk for our customers. Without a pre-shipment inspection, self importers run the risk of receiving defective goods in Singapore, having to ship the goods back to China at their own costs and run an uphill task of getting a refund from their own sourced supplier. SG Importer’s pre-shipment inspection can greatly reduce this risk for you.


After products are received and inspected for quality, it will be stored at our warehouse in China. Once done, we will keep our customers updated on the receipt of goods. Once our customers are satisfied with the information provided and upon receipt for balance payment (70% to 50%), the products will be packed into containers to be freight ready for international shipping either by Air or Sea freight (from China to Singapore) depending on our customers’ requirement upfront. Multiple orders from different suppliers can also be consolidated at our warehouse and shipped together in one container to help our customers save on shipping cost.

Export Custom

In order for the products to be ready for international shipping, the necessary approval documentations are needed from the Chinese government and payment of administrative fees. China’s official language is Chinese and all official documents, contracts and liaising are in Mandarin, but fear not as you are in good hands, we will handle everything for you to ensure smooth transition.

International Freight

Depending on our customers’ shipping requirement in terms of speed and budget, the cargo will be moved by road (trucking) from our warehouse to the origin seaport or airport. Once administrative custom clearance, declaration and tax payment are made, the cargo will be loaded into containers trucks at our warehouse and transported (by road) to an international port for loading onto the Container Freight (by Sea) or Airliner (by Air). Depending on our customer’s choice, cargo can be either shipped internationally by air (which is faster than by sea) or by sea (which is cheaper than by air). The cargo will be loaded onto the airliner or shipping liner and transported from the port of origin in China to the port of destination in Singapore.

Import Custom

Import customs clearance can typically begin before the cargo arrives at its destination country in Singapore. If you are a self importer, to import goods into Singapore, you must register a company with Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), obtain the Unique Entity Number (UEN), apply for a Custom Account and activate a Tradenet Account in order to transact with our Singapore custom. After that, you will need to apply for an IN permit for import and Declaring Agent (DA) Account. For goods imported into Singapore, you are required to make a declaration to Singapore Customs. Goods and Services Tax (GST) is payable on non-dutiable goods. Both GST and duty are payable for dutiable goods if these goods are imported for local consumption. You should have the Harmonized System (HS) code in order to know whether your products are dutiable or not. An Inter-Bank GIRO (IBG) account with Singapore Customs is also required for the direct payment of duties, GST or other miscellaneous fees and many more administrative… However, if you have engaged our service, SG Importer will handle all the necessary custom clearance, declaration and payment for you.

Doorstep Delivery

Once the cargo shipment are cleared by the Singapore customs, SG Importer will keep our customers informed again and arrange for the products to be delivered to your doorstep or warehouse of choice for receipt acknowledgement. At SG Importer, we ensure that your products are properly sourced, price negotiated, documentation handled, custom cleared, taxes paid and internationally shipped all the way from China to Singapore to arrive at your doorstep without you having to do anything while you can concentrate on your core business!

SG Importer - One Stop Importing Solution

SG Importer is your “All In One” platform for Singapore companies to find the best products in China for wholesale, distribution or online selling. Our specialized sourcing team is well experienced in finding the right products for you at the right price. You can focus on your business, and we will handle everything until you get your products. Working with us, you will save both Time and Money.

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