22 Apr '11, 10pm

All beverages with alcohol content above 0.5% are dutiable: In fact, all beverages with alcoholic content exceed...

SINGAPORE - Even liquors commonly consumed for health reasons and used for cooking purposes such as D.O.M., Yomeishu, samsoo and cooking wine are dutiable, according to the Singapore Customs in a reminder to travellers. In fact, all beverages with alcoholic content exceeding 0.5 per cent, such as Shandy and bottled alcoholic cocktail drinks, are dutiable. The reminder comes as more holidaymakers and other travellers will be arriving at Changi Airport and other checkpoints after long weekend breaks. Travellers with cigarettes or tobacco products, liquors exceeding their duty-free allowance or other taxable items, should proceed to the Red Channel to make their customs declarations. The fines for failure to declare can be as high as 10 times what one would pay in taxes, Singapore Customs warned. A traveller bringing in or purchasing liquor on arrival in Singapore is entitled...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110423-0000303/Al...

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