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Contents

Long Title

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II UNITS AND STANDARDS OF MEASUREMENT

Part III WEIGHING AND MEASURING FOR TRADE

Part IV REGULATION OF CERTAIN TRANSACTIONS IN GOODS

Part V ADMINISTRATION

Part VI MISCELLANEOUS

FIRST SCHEDULE Definitions of units of measurement (metric units)

SECOND SCHEDULE Measures and weights (metric system)

THIRD SCHEDULE Customary weights

Legislative History

 
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Transactions in particular goods
16.
—(1)  The Minister may by order make provision with respect to any goods specified in the order for all or any of the following purposes, that is to say, to ensure that, except in such cases or in such circumstances as may be so specified, the goods in question:
(a)
are sold only by quantity expressed in such manner as may be so specified;
(b)
are pre-packed, or are otherwise made up in or on a container for sale or for delivery after sale, only if the container is marked with such information as to the quantity of the goods as may be so specified;
(c)
are sold, or are pre-packed, or are otherwise made up in or on a container for sale or for delivery after sale, or are made for sale, only in such quantities as may be so specified;
(d)
are not sold without the quantity sold expressed as aforesaid being made known to the buyer at or before such time as may be so specified;
(e)
are sold by means of, or are offered or exposed for sale in, a vending machine only if there is displayed on or in the machine —
(i)
such information as to the quantity of the goods in question comprised in each item for sale by means of that machine as may be so specified; and
(ii)
a statement of the name and address of the seller;
(f)
are carried for reward only in pursuance of an agreement made by reference to the quantity of the goods in question expressed as aforesaid;
(g)
in such circumstances as may be so specified, have associated therewith in such manner as may be so specified a document containing a statement of the quantity of the goods in question expressed in such manner and a statement of such other particulars, if any, as may be specified;
(h)
when carried on a road vehicle along a road are accompanied by a document containing such particulars determined in such manner as may be so specified as to the weight of the vehicle and its load apart from the goods in question;
(i)
are not to be sold or pre-packed for sale by any weight or measure which is not a unit of the metric system; or
(j)
are not to be sold, advertised or displayed for sale at a price other than a price expressed by reference to a prescribed metric quantity.
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[30/2005 wef 01/01/2006]
(2)  An order under subsection (1) may —
(a)
make provision for any of the purposes mentioned in subsection (1) in such manner, whether by means of amending, or of applying with or without modifications, or of excluding the application in whole or in part of, any provision of this Act or of any previous order made under subsection (1) or otherwise;
(b)
make such, if any, different provisions for retail and other sales respectively and for such provisions to be in force in such places or districts in Singapore as are so specified; and
(c)
contain such consequential, incidental or supplementary provision, whether by such means as aforesaid or otherwise,
as may appear to the Minister to be expedient, and may in particular make provision in respect of contraventions of the order for which no penalty is provided by this Act for the imposition of penalties not exceeding those provided by section 35 for an offence under this Act.
(3)  The Minister may make regulations —
(a)
as to the manner in which any container required by any order made under subsection (1) to be marked with information as to the quantity of the goods made up therein is to be so marked;
(b)
as to the manner in which any information required by any such provision as aforesaid to be displayed on or in a vending machine is to be so displayed;
(c)
as to the conditions which must be satisfied in marking with information as to the quantity of goods made up therein the container in or on which any goods are made up for sale (whether by way of pre-packing or otherwise) where those goods are goods on a sale of which (whether any sale or a sale of any particular description) the quantity of the goods sold is required by any such provision as aforesaid to be made known to the buyer at or before a particular time;
(d)
as to the units of measurement to be used in marking any such container or machine as aforesaid with any information as to quantity;
(e)
for securing, in the case of pre-packed goods, that the container is so marked as to enable the packer to be identified;
(f)
as to the method by which and conditions under which quantity is to be determined in connection with any information with respect thereto required by this section; and
(g)
permitting in the case of such goods and in such circumstances as may be specified in the regulations the weight of such articles used in making up the goods for sale as may be so specified to be included in the net weight of the goods for the purpose of this Act,
and any person who contravenes any regulations made under this subsection otherwise than by virtue of paragraph (f) or (g) shall be guilty of an offence.
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(4)  The Minister may by order grant and from time to time vary or revoke, with respect to goods or sales of such descriptions as may be specified in the order or exemption, either generally or in such circumstances as may be so specified, from all or any requirements imposed by this section; and, until otherwise provided by such an order, the following shall be exempted from all such requirements:
(a)
goods made up in or on a container for sale only for use by the Singapore Armed Forces or by a visiting force within the meaning of any of the provisions of Part II of the Visiting Forces Act [Cap. 344] and not sold or offered, exposed or in any person’s possession for sale for any other use;
(b)
any sale of goods in the case of which the buyer gives notice in writing to the seller before the sale is completed that the goods are being bought —
(i)
for despatch to a destination outside Singapore; or
(ii)
for use as stores within the meaning of the Customs Act [Cap. 70] in a ship or aircraft on a voyage or flight to an eventual destination outside Singapore;
(c)
any goods sold for, or offered, exposed or in any person’s possession for sale only for, use or consumption at the premises of the seller; and
(d)
any assortment of articles of food pre-packed together for consumption together as a meal and ready for such consumption without being cooked, heated or otherwise prepared.
[30/2005 wef 01/01/2006]