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Companies delivering goods to S’pore should apply to Transport Ministry

Companies that have approval to deliver essential goods to Singapore can submit applications to the Transport Ministry to ensure a smooth flow in the supply chain.

The Transport Ministry said that this following the closure of the Road Transport Department (JPJ) counter services during the movement control order (MCO) period and the move to exempt road tax renewal.

“The Transport Ministry takes note that commercial vehicles with expired road tax are not allowed to cross the Malaysia-Singapore border following the implementation of the MCO.

“We note that logistics operators still require a valid road tax to obtain their monthly permit issued by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore to enter Singapore.

Warehouse logistics is important

“In order to ensure smooth operation of the logistics industry during the MCO, the ministry has taken the initiative to allow companies which have obtained the approval for the delivery of essential items to Singapore to register and send their written application to the JPJ vehicle licensing department, ” it said in a statement on Saturday (March 28).

The ministry added that the application would be streamlined with Puspakom inspection and the vehicle permit issuance by the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD), if necessary, and the companies must furnish the following documents in their applications:

1) The number and license plate of vehicles with expired road tax that will be used;

2) Confirmation of goods to be delivered and its related information (for example, purchase order or invoice); and

3) Written approval letter from the International Trade and Industry Ministry for movement during the MCO, under the essential services category.

The Transport Ministry added that appointments would be made for eligible applicants while those that did not fulfil the criteria would not be entertained.