Singapore-Stricter Laws Imposed On Shipments
(12 Nov 2003)
New shipment laws imposed by Singapore this year resulted in
several suspicious shipments being stopped. The new laws were
part of a plan to control the trading and transshipment of biological
products, chemicals, weapons and certain type of technology.
Singapore Defence Minister Teo Chee Hean revealed this information
yesterday. However, further details of the exact shipments stopped
or their intended destinations were not disclosed.
He said that in addition to having tight measures in Singapore,
it is vital to advance regional cooperation in order to combat
terrorism. Singapore will have to work on bilateral frameworks,
which have proven effective. One example is the framework used
for preventing piracy.