On December 1, 2011, Singapore Customs updated STS Hand book on their web site.
This is to reflect the update of TradeNet to Version 4.1 on January 1, 2012. So, no significant change of legal framework by itself. There are some changes in export declaration procedures and processing time in Tier 2/3 permit. The STS Hand book is available in Singapore Customs web site as below.
However, for traders, it is inconvenient that there is no indication what parts in the STS Hand book were updated. So, my colleagues in Singapore kindly made comparison chart of what part of STS Hand book were update in Trade Alert as blow.
(Note: I find typing error in middle of page 2 of above Trade Alert.
4.2 - "How to declare a Tier 2 permit in TradeNet 4.1?" should be 4.6.
In same manner in the left column, 4.2.1 should be as 4.6.1.)