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Capitalise on the market opportunities in Singapore

SingaporeMost products entering the Singapore market must meet the relevant requirements of the authorities depending on the product scope. Product safety requirements and regulations are put in place to reduce risks, improve quality of life and ensure safety during use. 

Regulations and compliance requirements can however pose challenges to companies who are looking to explore new markets. You can ensure that your products successfully meet the Singapore standards by working with a market leader, TÜV SÜD. 

TÜV SÜD fully understands the local requirements and procedures applicable in Singapore. Our test laboratories are accredited and fully compliant with the Singapore standard. You can rely on our expertise and knowledge to help you access key markets efficiently while at the same time, be assured of our objectivity, integrity and professionalism


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  • Electrical Safety

    Regulatory agency

    • Enterprise Singapore


    • The Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) Regulations (CPSR) requires 33 categories of household products, also known as Controlled Goods, to be registered with Enterprise Singapore, and must bear the Safety Mark.
    • All suppliers of Controlled Goods for consumers in Singapore must first be registered with the Safety Authority as Registered Suppliers. Registered Suppliers are required to register each model of Controlled Goods with the Safety Authority. The registration must be supported with COC issued by designated CABs located in Singapore or in Singapore’s MRA partners, i.e. CABs (Certification/Testing), or SDoC declared by Registered Suppliers.
    • Registration of Controlled Goods under the Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) Regulations is based on Certificate of Conformity (CoC) issued by designated third party Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs), or Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) declared by Registered Suppliers.Factory inspections are not required.

    Enterprise Singapore categorised the Controlled Goods into three risk levels - Low, Medium, or High.


    Low risk:

    • Registered Supplier submit the application
    • Testing laboratory test the Controlled Goods against the safety standards and issues test report
    • Registered Supplier submit SDoC to Enterprise Singapore for registration
    • Enterprise Singapore issues LOA and list the goods in the Register
    • Registered Supplier affixes the Safety Mark

    Medium and High risk:

    • Registered Supplier submit the application to CAB
    • CAB performs certification on Controlled Goods and issue CoC
    • Registered Supplier submit CoC to Safety Authority to register the goods
    • Safety Authority issues LOA and list the goods in the Register
    • Registered Supplier affixes the Safety Mark

    Applicable product categories

    Low risk: Air cooler, fuse, room air-conditioner, table lamp / standing lamp

    Medium risk: AC adaptors, audio and video products, coffee maker, fans, iron, etc

    High risk: Lamp control gears, water heaters, refrigerator, etc

    A full list of product categories may be found here. To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Singaporean requirements and obtaining the necessary
    approval. TÜV SÜD is designated as a CAB by Enterprise Singapore to issue CoC under CPSR scheme.

  • Energy efficiency

    Regulatory agency

    National Environment Agency (NEA)


    Energy efficiency:

    • Registrable goods must be affixed with the Energy Label, after the NEA has issued the Certificate of Registration (COR) for the model.
    • Mandatory Energy Labelling (MELS) and Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for household appliances


    • The controls for SG-RoHS came into effect on 1 June 2017.
    • The control measures under the SG-RoHS are:
      • Lead (Pb)
      • Mercury (Hg)
      • Hexavalent chromium (Cr VI)
      • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs)
      • Polybrominateddiphenyl ethers (PBDEs)
      • Cadmium (Cd)


    • The Resource Sustainability Act (RSA) provides the legal framework for the implementation of a regulated management system E-waste.
    • The RSA will make it mandatory for all manufacturers or importers of the regulated products
      1. Be registered with NEA as a producer
      2. Keep records of the weight and number of all regulated products supplied to the Singapore market and submit such records to NEA
      3. Make available for inspection by an authorised officer and the records mentioned in 2. when requested by an authorised officer


    • Registration of suppliers
    • The test laboratories carry out the test in accordance with the relevant test standards
    • NEA issues the Certificate of Registration (COR) for the model
    • Registered suppliers supplying regulated foods must affix the Energy Label on the units that they supply in Singapore. Energy labels shall be displayed in all print and digital materials
    • The registered supplier must also register the regulated goods before supplying the goods in Singapore

    Applicable product categories

    • Energy efficiency: Registrable goods include room air conditioners, refrigerators, clothes dryers, single-phase television sets, induction motor and lamps
    • RoHS: Controlled goods includes mobile phones, portable computers, refrigerators, air conditioners, panel TVs and washing machines
    • E-waste*: Controlled categories includes ICT equipment, large appliances, batteries, lamps, solar photovoltaic panels

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Singaporean requirements, obtaining the necessary approval and obtaining voluntary endorsement labels. TÜV SÜD is accredited by the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) to perform testing to the applicable test standards, and is able to support suppliers in registration.

    * The obligations will take effect on 1 Jan 2020.

  • Telecom & Wireless

    Regulatory agency

    • Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA)


    • Telecommunication equipment has to be registered with the IMDA before the equipment is offered for sale and use in Singapore.
    • There are 3 schemes under the equipment registration framework:
      • Enhanced Simplified Equipment Registration (ESER) – Online registration to indicate conformity based on the suppliers’ own conformity assessment*.
      • Simplified Equipment Registration (SER) – Self- declaration of conformity based on the suppliers’ own conformity assessment*.
      • General Equipment Registration (GER) – Declaration** certified by an IMDA recognised Certification Body (CB) or declaration evaluated by IMDA.
    • Products must be marked with compliance label.
    • EMC compliance is required for the above, where applicable.

    * Suppliers’ own conformity assessment should be based on test results or evidence of equipment certification given by the manufacturer or an accredited body. 

    ** A declaration to IMDA is still required after certification by an IMDA recognised CB.


    • A registered Singapore company is required to obtain a Dealer’s License.


    • Online Equipment Registration
    • ESER: Submit self-declaration and essential documents and complete online registration.
    • SER: Complete self-declaration and submit essential documents. IMDA will verify information submitted.
    • GER: Submit certificate issued by recognised CB and essential documents or submit test results/ reports and essential documents for approval

    Applicable product categories

    Equipment categories which can be registered under ESER Scheme:

    • Complex/multi-line equipment
    • Short range/low power devices   

    Mandatory equipment categories under SER Scheme:

    • Mobile terminals
    • Broadband access equipment
    • Integrated receiver decoders for use with 2nd generation digital terrestrial television broadcasting systems

    Mandatory equipment categories under GER Scheme:

    • Land mobile radio
    • Mobile base stations
    • Radio pager
    • Short range devices where the operation requires IMDA approval
    • Ultra-wideband
    • Wireless broadband access

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    • As a designated CB, TÜV SÜD’s test reports and Certificate or Conformity are accepted for IMDA approval.


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