Bringing in pet food and feed for non-producing animals 

Every consignment of such feed must be accompanied by a cargo clearance permit, which also serves as an AVS-issued import permit.
The steps below will help you obtain a cargo clearance permit to import pet food and feed for non-producing animals.
 Step Description 
Step 1: Log in to TradeNet and declare the items intended for import under the appropriate HS and product codes.
If you do not have a TradeNet account, you can appoint an agent to make the declaration on your behalf.
Step 2: Upload the necessary supporting documents to your declaration. These documents include a health certificate, a manufacturer's declaration, an ingredients list, invoices, a bill of lading, or an airway bill.
Your TradeNet declaration will be routed to us for processing.


All permit applications must be submitted via TradeNet before 5.30 pm on Mondays to Thursdays, and before 5 pm on Fridays. This enables same-day processing. Applications made on Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays will be processed the next working day.


Step 3:

Pay the S$22 permit fee (if applicable) via GIRO. Applicants must have a GIRO account with us to pay this fee.

You can check the status of your declaration via TradeNet.

Step 4: Print the cargo clearance permit.

Pet food and feed for non-food producing animals containing meat or meat products

Pet food and feed for non-food producing animals containing meat or meat products can only be brought into Singapore from AVS-approved sources. Prior approval of the source is not required if you are bringing in feed for non-food producing animals not containing meat.
For more information on the requirements for bringing in feed for non-food producing animals containing meat or meat products, refer to the guidelines for:

The importation of feed containing cannabis and its derivatives for non-food producing animals is not allowed in Singapore.  Cannabis and its derivatives (e.g. hemp proteins, powder seeds, oil and beverages etc.) are listed as Class 'A' controlled drugs under the first schedule of the Misuse of Drug Act (MDA) and the import, trafficking, possession and consumption of Cannabis and Cannabis products are offences under the MDA.

Singapore is a signatory to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), an international agreement put in place to ensure that wildlife species are not threatened to extinction by trade.

Signatories regulate the import, export, and re-export of CITES specimens through permits which are issued only when certain trade conditions are met. CITES specimens include live animals, animal parts, and animal-based products.

More information on CITES’ regulation of endangered species can be found here.

To find out which animal and plant species are listed by CITES and in which Appendix they belong, refer to the full CITES Appendices.