As reported in my blog in Aug. 20, Singapore Customs amended strategic goods classification request form for encryption items. Below is further update and clarification of this.
In view of the upcoming adaptation of the Ancillary encryption Note 4 in April 2011, Singapore Customs (SC) has updated their Encryption classification form (now known as Annex A - Product Questionnaire A-1 Cryptography).
When asked for further explanation on why they included questionnaires related to Note 4 even though it has not been implemented, SC explained that they will look at ALL the information (including those related to Note 4) provided by the traders as part of their classification process.
In my personal opinion, the usage of the new form before Note 4 is implemented is to prepare the SC classification team to be familiarized with the new section before the actual roll out in April 2011.