Introduction to Alcohol Distribution in Singapore

For wines / beer / spirits / liquor
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (1 rating)
286 students
58min of on-demand video

Registering and setting up a business name / profile
Types of licenses and permits required for the business
Understanding process of importation of alcohol
Understanding the different type of storage for alcohol
Understanding process of distribution of alcohol
Making sense of the permits and how to count Duties and GST for payment


  • Basic business experience required. But I will explain the basics to you.


Like the title, I hope this course guides you well if you have any questions how to get started on alcohol importation. To many, this field is often under-explored. With this exposure, hopefully, the right kind of questions can now be asked.

This course will go into the portion that coincides with logistics, local clearance and address issues like the importance of the right documentation for doing clearance, understanding the standards required for documentation and even the right kind of permits for your warehousing needs.

To begin, we would go into the admin portion - how to set up the business, registering the business, choosing the right SSIC code, name, how to do a check for similar sounding names, etc. The links are all provided for the user to try out. There are some costs involved of course if you want to go and register the company name. Explanations have been provided as well. Then the application of the permits and licenses to run the business with the background provided. This portion will take some time to slowly understand as well since the user would have to deal with regulatory bodies.

The ops portion will be relevant to the business, dealing with the documentation for importing and exporting and also choosing the right kind of storage for your alcohol. We will end with understanding better the permits used and how to calculate duties for the alcohol.


Who this course is for:

  • Those who have a love and appreciation for their wine (or whichever crafted alcohol-infused beverage :p) and want to share it with others but are not sure how to start
  • Those who have a good lobang (they always know someone who can hook them up) and want to try their hand at reselling alcohol
  • Those who just want to get a crash course to licensed and bonded warehousing, import and export procedures in Singapore
  • Those who want to understand better the process of setting up wine / alcohol distribution business in Singapore (this does not replace the role of a consultant that you may hire to set up the company)
  • Budding private wine collectors that want to know a bit more about the logistics behind bringing their collection into Singapore


Wine logistics manager at heart
Benjamin Lee
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 1 Review
  • 286 Students
  • 1 Course

Married with 2 girls, my wife taught me how to edit the videos actually! LOL so this is my first effort into being a content creator.

My background was actually into logistics but I also picked up about Licensed Warehousing when working with alcohol traders. Over the years, I learnt a lot of things from them and I hope to carry on learning more.

I hope to also share the knowledge that I picked up through my work and exposure with the regulatory bodies in Singapore and my customers.

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