Timber Industry Act
(CHAPTER 325)

(Original Enactment: Act 64 of 1973)

REVISED EDITION 1985
(30th March 1987)
An Act to promote, regulate and improve the timber industry and trade and for matters connected therewith.
[11th April 1974]
PART I
PRELIMINARY
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Timber Industry Act.
Interpretation
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Board” means the Trade Development Board established under section 3 of the Trade Development Board Act [Cap. 330];
“export”, with its grammatical variations and cognate expressions, means to take or cause to be taken out of Singapore by any means or to place timber in any form of conveyance for the purposes of taking the timber out of Singapore by any means to any place:
Provided that timber taken out of Singapore by the same aircraft or ship by which it was brought into Singapore shall not be deemed to be exported unless after being brought into Singapore the timber has been landed or transhipped within Singapore;
“exporter” means a person who exports timber;
“grader” means a person who holds a valid certificate of competency in the grading of timber issued by the grading authority;
“grading authority” means, until otherwise declared by the Minister by notification in the Gazette, the chief executive officer of the Trade Development Board;
“import”, with its grammatical variations and cognate expressions, means to bring or cause to be brought into Singapore by any means;
“licence” means a licence issued under this Act;
“licensee” means a holder of a valid licence;
“manufacturer” means any person who is registered under the Control of Manufacture Act [Cap. 57] in respect of any timber or carries on the business of processing, seasoning or preserving timber;
“member” means a member of the Board;
“mill” means any building or factory used wholly or partly for manufacturing, processing, seasoning or preserving timber;
“packer” means a person who carries on the business of packaging or bundling timber;
“supplier” means a person who supplies timber;
“timber” means any of the products set out in the Schedule;
“yard” means any area or place used for storing, packaging or bundling timber.