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It’s important that all listings and transactions comply with applicable laws. Members are responsible for ensuring that their transactions are lawful in both the country of the seller and the country of the buyer. We strongly encourage all members to learn about the laws of their own country as well as the countries where they plan to do business.
Make sure your listings follow our guidelines. If they don't, they may be removed, and your buying and selling privileges could be restricted.
If you, as a seller in a certain country, list items that may not be allowed in all countries, you may help ensure compliance with applicable laws and/or eBay policies by following these listing practices:
To learn more about excluding countries you don’t want to ship to, visit our Selecting buyer requirements page.
Here are some links to pages with examples of items that may be legally prohibited or restricted, or that violate our policies:
Violations of this policy may result in a range of actions, including:
Classification of Goods in Singapore
As a general rule, members who purchase items on eBay valued at under $400 shouldn't have any trouble importing them by air, unless they are Controlled goods. No Singaporean permit is required for non-Controlled goods being imported, exported or transhipped by parcel post.
Singapore Government Web sites:
eBay strongly recommends that members carefully review the Singapore Customs Web site and other sources of information concerning importation of goods into Singapore, and (if necessary) consult with an expert in this field before completing any transactions. The information and links provided below are a starting point so that members can quickly familiarise themselves with some of the regulations in this area.
Items must comply with export laws:
Sellers should make sure that the item they're selling can be lawfully posted outside of the country where they live. The export of certain items may require special licences, or may be banned altogether.
Items must comply with import laws:
eBay urges its sellers and buyers to comply with all governmental laws and regulations, both in Singapore and abroad. Since the import and export of items are highly regulated by the Singapore government or may cause harm to eBay or its members, members should educate themselves on the laws governing the import and export of items prior to listing those items on eBay.
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