General information and classification

We regulate all import, manufacturing, and processing of pet food and feed for non-food producing animals in Singapore. The export of such feed is currently not regulated.  Feed for non-food producing animals is food meant for companion, laboratory, and zoo animals.  Rawhide chews, dog biscuits, and cat or dog treats are also considered food for companion animals.
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.

Livestock feed and aquaculture feed are regulated by the Singapore Food Agency.