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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.