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Contents

Long Title

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part IA POSTAL AUTHORITY

Part II EXCLUSIVE PRIVILEGE AND LICENSING, ETC., OF POSTAL SERVICES

Part III POSTAL SERVICES AND SYSTEMS

Part IV CODES OF PRACTICE AND DIRECTIONS

Part IVA CONTROL OVER DESIGNATED POSTAL LICENSEES

Part V OFFENCES AND PENALTIES

Part VI INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATIONS AND NATIONAL INTERESTS

Part VII ENFORCEMENT POWERS AND PROCEDURES

Part VIII GENERAL PROVISIONS

THE SCHEDULE Powers of Postal Authority

Legislative History

Comparative Table

 
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Codes of practice, etc.
24.
—(1)  The Postal Authority may, from time to time —
(a)
issue one or more codes of practice or standards of performance;
(b)
approve as a code of practice or standard of performance any document prepared by a person other than the Postal Authority if the Postal Authority considers the document as suitable for this purpose; or
(c)
amend or revoke any code of practice or standard of performance issued under paragraph (a) or approved under paragraph (b),
with respect to all or any of the following:
(i)
the operation of postal systems;
(ii)
the provision of postal services;
(iii)
the activities and conduct of postal licensees in the provision of postal services;
(iv)
competition, abuse of a dominant position in the market for postal systems or postal services and fair market conduct in the provision of postal services in Singapore;
(v)
the acquisitions or consolidations involving a postal licensee and any other person (whether a postal licensee or otherwise);
(vi)
the carrying out of the purposes and provisions of this Act and for the due administration thereof.
(2)  A code of practice may, in particular, specify the duties and obligations of any person in relation to his business operation in so far as it relates to the provision of postal services.
(3)  If any provision in any code of practice or standard of performance is inconsistent with any provision of this Act, such provision, to the extent of the inconsistency —
(a)
shall have effect subject to the provisions of this Act; and
(b)
having regard to the provisions of this Act, shall not have effect.
(4)  Where a code of practice or standard of performance is issued, approved, amended or revoked by the Postal Authority under subsection (1), the Postal Authority shall —
(a)
publish a notice of the issue, approval, amendment or revocation, as the case may be, of the code of practice or standard of performance in such manner as will secure adequate publicity for such issue, approval, amendment or revocation;
(b)
specify in the notice referred to in paragraph (a) the date of issue, approval, amendment or revocation, as the case may be, and the place at and the time during which the code of practice or standard of performance which is the subject of the notice may be inspected; and
(c)
ensure that, so long as the code of practice or standard of performance remains in force, copies of that code or standard, and of all amendments to that code or standard, are available for inspection by members of the public free of charge, and for purchase by members of the public at a reasonable price.
(5)  No code of practice or standard of performance, no amendment to an approved code of practice or standard of performance, and no revocation of any such approved code of practice or standard of performance, shall have any force or effect as an approved code of practice or standard of performance until the notice relating thereto is published in accordance with subsection (4).
(6)  Any code of practice or standard of performance issued or approved under this section shall not have legislative effect.
(7)  Subject to subsection (8), every postal licensee shall comply with the relevant codes of practice and standards of performance issued or approved under this section.
(8)  The Postal Authority may, either generally or for such time as the Postal Authority may specify, waive the application of any code of practice or standard of performance, or part thereof, issued or approved under this section to any postal licensee.
(9)  In this section, “dominant position” means a dominant position in any market for postal systems or postal services, whether in Singapore or elsewhere.
[34/2007 wef 24/08/2007]