Asia & Australia

October 03, 2017

Singaporean Authorities propose changes to two laws

Sim Ann

On Oct 2, 2017, Singapore’s Senior Minister of State (Trade and Industry) Sim Ann proposed certain changes to the Travel Agents Act. According to the proposed changes, travel agents whose licences have been suspended or revoked have to disclose this to customers.

Notably, Singapore's 1,200 licensed travel agents will also face heavier penalties for unlicensed activities. In addition, the Singapore Tourism Board will be able to require third parties to provide evidence and take photos as well as audio and video recordings.

These changes were proposed considering several earlier complaints to the Consumers' Association of Singapore by customers against travel agents.

In addition to changes to the Travel Agents Act, Singapore also saw the introduction of changes to the Sale of Food Act by Senior Minister of State (National Development) Koh Poh Koon: regulation of health-related content on food labels, promotion, and advertising, and additional powers for the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority to effect food recalls.

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