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No. S 595
Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act
Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Cross Border Movements of Physical Currency and Bearer Negotiable Instruments) Regulations 2007
In exercise of the powers conferred by sections 48C, 48E and 64 of the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act, the Minister for Home Affairs hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Cross Border Movements of Physical Currency and Bearer Negotiable Instruments) Regulations 2007 and shall come into operation on 1st November 2007.
Definitions
2.
—(1)  In these Regulations —
“crew” has the meaning given to that word in the Immigration Act (Cap. 133);
“disembarkation location” means any immigration control post, authorised landing place, authorised airport, authorised train checkpoint or authorised point of entry declared under section 5(1) of the Immigration Act (Cap. 133);
“Form NP 727” means the Physical Currency and Bearer Negotiable Instruments Report (Traveller) set out at the Internet website http://www.police.gov.sg;
“Form NP 728” means the Physical Currency and Bearer Negotiable Instruments Report (Sender, Carrier or Recipient) set out at the Internet http://www.police.gov.sg;
“immigration clearance purpose” means the purpose of complying with any written law requiring the production of a person’s passport or travel document or a Singapore visa (as the case may be) to an immigration officer in relation to his arriving in or leaving Singapore;
“military airbase” means Paya Lebar Airport or Tengah Air Base;
“Red Channel” has the same meaning as in section 3(1) of the Customs Act (Cap. 70).
(2)  In these Regulations, a person enters Singapore when —
(a)
if he arrives in Singapore by sea, he disembarks in Singapore from the vessel in which he arrives;
(b)
if he arrives in Singapore by air, he leaves the precincts of the airport; or
(c)
if he arrives in Singapore by land, he leaves the precincts of the immigration control post or authorised train checkpoint (as the case may be) for any purpose other than that of departing from Singapore by an approved route or proceeding to an immigration depot under section 27 of the Immigration Act.
(3)  In these Regulations, a person leaves Singapore when —
(a)
if he is leaving Singapore by sea, he embarks in Singapore on a vessel which is about to leave Singapore and remains on board such vessel at the time of its departure for any place outside Singapore;
(b)
if he is leaving Singapore by air, he boards an aircraft in Singapore which is about to depart from Singapore; or
(c)
if he is leaving Singapore by land, he boards and remains in a train or other vehicle which is about to leave Singapore.
Prescribed amount under section 48C(1) of Act
2A.  For the purposes of section 48C(1) of the Act, the prescribed amount is $20,000.
Times and forms for making reports on moving cash into Singapore
3.
—(1)  The time to make a report under section 48C(1) of the Act in respect of the movement of cash into Singapore by any person shall be —
(a)
where the person is bringing the cash into Singapore with him by air or land (other than on a train) and he is to enter Singapore at a disembarkation location that is not a military airbase —
(i)
the time when he reaches a customs officer on duty at the Red Channel of the disembarkation location; or
(ii)
if there is no Red Channel at the disembarkation location, the time when he appears before an immigration officer for an immigration clearance purpose in relation to his arriving in Singapore;
(b)
where the person (not being a member of the crew of the train) is bringing the cash into Singapore with him by land on a train, the time when he reaches a customs officer on duty at the Red Channel of the disembarkation location;
(c)
where the person is a member of the crew of a train bringing the cash into Singapore with him by land on the train, the time when he appears before an immigration officer for an immigration clearance purpose in relation to his arriving in Singapore;
(d)
where the person (not being a member of the crew of a vessel) is bringing the cash into Singapore with him by sea and he is to enter Singapore at a disembarkation location —
(i)
the time when he reaches a customs officer on duty at the Red Channel of the disembarkation location; or
(ii)
if there is no Red Channel at the disembarkation location, the time when he appears before an immigration officer for an immigration clearance purpose in relation to his arriving in Singapore;
(e)
where the person is a member of the crew of a vessel bringing the cash into Singapore with him by sea and he is to enter Singapore at a disembarkation location, the time when he appears before an immigration officer for an immigration clearance purpose in relation to his arriving in Singapore;
(f)
where the person is bringing the cash into Singapore with him by air or sea and he is to enter Singapore at a place that is not a disembarkation location or military airbase, the first opportunity after he has entered Singapore;
(g)
where the person is bringing the cash into Singapore with him by air and he is to enter Singapore at a military airbase, the time when he appears before an immigration officer for an immigration clearance purpose in relation to his arriving in Singapore;
(h)
where the movement of the cash is to be effected by post or the use of a commercial goods carrier —
(i)
in the case of the sender ––
(A)
no later than one business day (or, if the report is to be sent by post, no later than 2 business days) before the date the cash is irrevocably committed by the sender to be moved in that manner; or
(B)
if it is not reasonably practicable for the report to be given by the time stipulated in sub-paragraph (A), the first opportunity thereafter but before the receptacle containing the cash arrives in Singapore; or
(ii)
in the case of the commercial goods carrier ––
(A)
no later than one business day (or, if the report is to be sent by post, no later than 2 business days) before the date the cash is irrevocably committed by the sender to him; or
(B)
if it is not reasonably practicable for the report to be given by the time stipulated in sub-paragraph (A), the first opportunity thereafter but before the receptacle containing the cash arrives in Singapore.
(2)  A report on the movement of cash in any manner referred to in paragraph (1)(a) to (g) shall be in Form NP 727, and a report on the movement of cash in the manner referred to in paragraph (1)(h) shall be in Form NP 728.
Times and forms for making reports on moving cash out of Singapore
4.
—(1)  The time to make a report under section 48C(1) of the Act in respect of the movement of cash out of Singapore by any person shall be —
(a)
where the person (not being a member of the crew of a vessel or train) is bringing the cash out of Singapore with him by air, sea or land and he is to leave Singapore at an embarkation location that is not a military airbase —
(i)
the time when he appears before an immigration officer for an immigration clearance purpose in relation to his leaving Singapore; or
(ii)
if he is granted a waiver from any written law requiring him to produce his passport or travel document to an immigration officer in relation to his leaving Singapore or if such law does not apply to him, the first opportunity after he reaches the area in the embarkation location used for an immigration clearance purpose;
(b)
where the person is a member of the crew of a vessel bringing the cash out of Singapore with him by sea on the vessel and he is to leave Singapore at an embarkation location, the time when he appears before an immigration officer for an immigration clearance purpose in relation to his leaving Singapore;
(c)
where the person is a member of the crew of a train bringing the cash out of Singapore with him by land on the train and he is to leave Singapore at an embarkation location, the time when he appears before an immigration officer for an immigration clearance purpose in relation to his leaving Singapore;
(d)
where the person is bringing the cash out of Singapore with him by air and he is to leave Singapore at a military airbase, the time when he appears before an immigration officer for an immigration clearance purpose in relation to his leaving Singapore;
(e)
where the movement of the cash is to be effected by post or the use of a commercial goods carrier —
(i)
in the case of the sender —
(A)
no later than one business day (or, if the report is to be sent by post, no later than 2 business days) before the date the cash is irrevocably committed by the sender to be moved in that manner; or
(B)
if it is not reasonably practicable for the report to be given by the time stipulated in sub-paragraph (A), the first opportunity thereafter but before the receptacle containing the cash leaves Singapore; or
(ii)
in the case of the commercial goods carrier —
(A)
no later than one business day (or, if the report is to be sent by post, no later than 2 business days) before the date the cash is irrevocably committed by the sender to him; or
(B)
if it is not reasonably practicable for the report to be given by the time stipulated in sub-paragraph (A), the first opportunity thereafter but before the receptacle containing the cash leaves Singapore.
(2)  A report on the movement of cash in any manner referred to in paragraph (1)(a) to (d) shall be in Form NP 727, and a report on the movement of cash in the manner referred to in paragraph (1)(e) shall be in Form NP 728.
Prescribed amount under section 48E(1) of Act
4A.  For the purposes of section 48E(1) of the Act, the prescribed amount is $20,000.
Form of report on receipt of cash from overseas
5.  A report under section 48E of the Act shall be in Form NP 728.
[MHA 112/2/00109; AG/LEG/SL/65A/2005/1 Vol. 2]