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Electronics equipment policy

Certain electronics equipment, including equipment prohibited by the Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore, is not permitted to be listed on eBay. Please see Some Examples for examples of electronic devices not permitted for sale on eBay.

Under Singapore law, it is an offence to offer for sale any telecommunications equipment without a licence. Most types of telecommunications equipment are also subject to import controls. However, small quantities (one or two sets) of certain electronic equipment can be imported for an individual’s own use without a licence.

Some Examples

Examples of prohibited electronics equipment

  • Scanning Receivers
  • Military Communication Equipment
  • Telephone Voice Changing Equipment
  • Automatic Call Diverters
  • Radio-communication Equipment operating in frequency bands 890-915 MHz and 935-960 MHz except Cellular Mobile Phones or such other equipment approved by the Authority
  • Electricity- or energy-saving devices that claim to reduce electricity consumption

Examples of electronic equipment that may be imported for individual use:

  • Internet enabled hand phone/Cellular mobile phone
  • Stand-alone GPS equipment (air/maritime)
  • Remote controlled toy

Additional Information

Detailed information can be obtained at:


Why does eBay have this policy?

eBay urges its sellers and buyers to comply with all governmental laws and regulations. Since the sale of certain electronic equipment has been prohibited or regulated in Singapore, sellers may not list them on eBay.

Activity on eBay is required to follow this policy, the eBay User Agreement and all applicable laws, as well as respect the rights of third parties. If it doesn’t, eBay may take action consistent with applicable laws and the eBay User Agreement, and may even be legally required to do so. Such actions may include, as an example only: Removing the listing or other content, issuing a warning, restricting activity or account suspension.

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