Food Import & Export

Library of Export Market Requirements

Overview

To enhance the technical knowledge and capability of food establishments to comply with overseas food import requirements and access market opportunities, SFA has compiled a list of Market Reports containing information on overseas destination requirements for food products made or grown in Singapore that are to be exported.

The Market Reports include the relevant food regulations and standards of 5 generic food categories, covering destination countries/regions/markets with notable food trade links and connections with Singapore. These reports aim to provide market access information on food products made or grown locally intended for exports.

The 5 generic food categories are:

  • Egg and egg products
  • Fish and fish products
  • Fruits and vegetables and their products
  • Meat and meat products
  • Milk and dairy products

The destination markets under each region include:

  • For Southeast Asia: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam
  • For East Asia: China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Macau Special Administrative Region, Japan, South Korea
  • For Oceania: Australia, New Zealand
  • For Europe: European Union, United Kingdom

More Market Reports (covering countries/regions/markets in South Asia, West Asia, North America, and South America) will be progressively added.

While Market Reports will be updated annually to reflect changes in overseas destination requirements, SFA advises exporters to verify the information against the source (i.e. official requirements of destination countries/regions) as destination countries/regions would have the most up-to-date information on their requirements.

Disclaimer: SFA is providing these reports for information purposes only. While care has been expended in the preparation of the reports, SFA makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of any information contained in the reports. Appropriate professional advice should be obtained before relying on or acting on any of the information contained in the reports, and neither SFA nor any of its officers, employees or agents shall be held liable for any loss or damage, whether direct or indirect, as a result of any improper or incorrect use of the information in the reports.

Glossary of Market Reports

SFA emphasises that importers and exporters have the responsibility to find out the import requirements of destination countries/regions/markets. Exporters are advised to confirm with their importers on the import requirements and eligibility of their product before exporting.

S/N

Item

Information that can be found in the Market Reports

1

Product eligibility / ineligibility

Type of food products (meat, dairy, egg, fish, fruit or vegetable) made or grown in Singapore that are eligible for export.

2

Importing country authority

List of overseas competent authorities in charge of regulating (includes approving or supervising) the imports of Singapore food products.

3

Pre-export approvals by the importing country

- Pre-listing requirements before export for Singapore food products or Singapore food establishments.

- Arrangements that overseas importer need to undertake or clear before or during import.

4

Export certificates for food

List of food regulatory or other certificates that importing country requires for each consignment of food exports.

5

Regulations and standards

List of relevant food legislations and compulsory/voluntary standards imposed by the importing country for Singapore food products.

6

Labelling, packaging, and marking requirements

List of primary product labelling requirements, primary or secondary packaging and marking requirements for Singapore food products.

7

Other information

Other valuable information to note when exporting Singapore food products.


Disclaimer: SFA is providing these reports for information purposes only. While care has been expended in the preparation of the reports, SFA makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of any information contained in the reports. Appropriate professional advice should be obtained before relying on or acting on any of the information contained in the reports, and neither SFA nor any of its officers, employees or agents shall be held liable for any loss or damage, whether direct or indirect, as a result of any improper or incorrect use of the information in the reports.

Market Reports (PDF)

Southeast Asia

Market Reports - Brunei

Market Reports - Indonesia

Market Reports - Malaysia

Market Reports - Myanmar

Market Reports - Philippines

Market Reports - Thailand

Market Reports - Vietnam 

East Asia

Market Reports - China

Market Reports – Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Market Reports – Macau Special Administrative Region

Market Reports - Japan

Market Reports – South Korea

South Asia

Market Reports – India (upcoming)

Market Reports – Maldives (upcoming)

West Asia

Market Reports – Oman (upcoming)

Market Reports – Qatar (upcoming)

Market Reports – Saudi Arabia (upcoming)

Market Reports – United Arab Emirates (upcoming)

Oceania

Market Reports - Australia

Market Reports - New Zealand

Europe

Market Reports - European Union

Market Reports – Russia (upcoming)

Market Reports - United Kingdom

America

Market Reports – Brazil (upcoming)

Market Reports – Canada (upcoming)

Market Reports – United States (upcoming)


Disclaimer: SFA is providing these reports for information purposes only. While care has been expended in the preparation of the reports, SFA makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of any information contained in the reports. Appropriate professional advice should be obtained before relying on or acting on any of the information contained in the reports, and neither SFA nor any of its officers, employees or agents shall be held liable for any loss or damage, whether direct or indirect, as a result of any improper or incorrect use of the information in the reports.