A COVID-19 initiative providing a dedicated channel for essential supplies for New Zealand and Singapore
LAST UPDATED: 19 June. Updated Request List from Singapore available.
New Zealand and Singapore enjoy a strong and enduring friendship. The two countries have worked intensively together on trade and security since the 1960's. A solid track record of working together, strengthened by the Singapore-New Zealand Enhanced Partnership, has translated into close cooperation during the COVID-19 crisis.
In April 2020, New Zealand and Singapore jointly announced the launch of a 'Declaration on Trade in Essential Goods for Combating the COVID-19 Pandemic'. The aim is to ensure supply chains remain open and to ensure that trade continues to flow, unimpeded, for a list of essential supplies. The Singapore-New Zealand Airfreight Project is a tangible outcome of the Declaration. It seeks to provide freight capacity for designated essential products, including food, medicines, medical and surgical equipment.
This page details opportunities for the streamlined exchange of essential goods between Singapore and New Zealand as a temporary and immediate response to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over a series of 10 flights, prioritised essential goods are freighted in both directions.
A rate has been set at SG$1.60 / NZ$1.86 per kg for essential goods on scheduled flights.