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Import and supply of registered Class 2 CTGTP on consignment basis

Importers or wholesalers who are neither registrants nor authorised by the registrant, need approval to import and supply a registered Class 2 cell, tissue or gene therapy product (CTGTP).

Conditions for using this special access route (SAR)

Under the Health Products Act, the import and supply of registered Class 2 CTGTP must be conducted by licensed dealers authorised by the CTGTP registrants. Dealers intending to import or wholesale a registered Class 2 CTGTP, but are not authorised by the registrant to do so, are required to apply for approval from us.

Applications are approved on a case by case basis, and the Class 2 CTGTP can be imported and supplied only upon successful approval.

Each application is restricted to only one Class 2 CTGTP, and is registration number specific. A separate application is required for each additional Class 2 CTGTP. The Class 2 CTGTP to be imported must be, in all aspects, the same as the Class 2 CTGTP that is currently registered and marketed in Singapore.

Each approval is granted to a single consignment of the specified batch of the Class 2 CTGTP made in the application. Importation must be carried out within one year from the date of the approval, subject to the validity of the corresponding Importer’s Licence.

A supplier may continue to supply the Class 2 CTGTP by retail sale after its registration is cancelled, before its product expiry date, if:

  • The Class 2 CTGTP registration is cancelled due to a failure to pay the retention fee within the prescribed time.
  • The application for the cancellation of the Class2 CTGTP registration has been approved by us.
  • You took possession of the Class 2 CTGTP before the registration cancellation.
  • We do not direct a recall of the Class 2 CTGTP from the market.


Documents required

  • A declaration by the exporting company indicating its status as a licensed Class 2 CTGTP dealer in the exporting country.
  • Documentary evidence that the Class 2 CTGTP to be imported is registered in the exporting country.
  • A copy of the supplier's invoice from the exporting country indicating the batch number of the Class 2 CTGTP to be imported.
  • A certificate of analysis of the Class 2 CTGTP batch to be imported, from either of the following:
  • Packaging and labelling of the following:
    • Pharmaceutical drug to be imported.
    • Locally-registered Class 2 CTGTP.
  • A letter of undertaking to assume responsibility for the quality, safety and efficacy of the Class 2 CTGTP batch to be imported.

Fees and turn-around-time

Refer to CTGTP fees and turn-around-time for more information.

How to apply

Submit your application through the relevant application form. Ensure you have the following before submitting your application:

You will be notified of the outcome of your application via email. For approved applications, the approval number would also serve as the import licence number for the import.