SAFTA is a mutual agreement and Australian products or manufacturers get the same duty-free entry in Singapore. Upon request, the ministry will provide written advice on whether the products come from Singapore in order to benefit from the SFTA preference. A certificate of origin forms the basis of an application for preferential treatment under the amending agreement. This document is supplemented by the exporter, manufacturer or importer or an authorized representative of the exporter, producer or importer The Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) was signed on February 17, 2003 and provides for duty-free goods to be imported into Australia in Singapore. In order to apply for preferential rates under the amending agreement, the following codes should be used in the CSI: the transition to the new regimes is subject to a transitional period of three years in order to give importers time to adapt their supply chains and ensure that no one is disadvantaged. As a result, the previous rules of origin in Part VIII of Division 1B of Customs 1901 are maintained until December 1, 2020. The full text of the SAFTA and the amended agreement is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The agreement amending the Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (amendment) came into force on 1 December 2017 for Australia and Singapore. The amendment agreement introduces new rules of origin for products originating in Singapore, as provided for in Division 1BA of Part VIII of the Customs Act of 1901. The original certification should contain the following data elements (as shown in Schedule 3-A of the Amendment Agreement): for more information, check out the integrated freight system – enforce preferential rates. Significant legislative changes were required to implement the obligations under the agreement amending the agreement. The amended Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (amendment agreement) came into force on December 1, 2017.