Rubber Association of Singapore (Incorporation) Act

(Original Enactment: Ordinance 26 of 1967)

(30th March 1987)
An Act to incorporate the Rubber Association of Singapore for the conducting of a rubber market in Singapore, for the promotion and regulation of the rubber trade and industry, for the establishment of a Singapore Rubber Fund and for matters incidental thereto.
[1st January 1968]
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Rubber Association of Singapore (Incorporation) Act.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Association” means the Rubber Association of Singapore as constituted by section 3;
“body corporate” means any body corporate wherever established, registered or incorporated under the provisions of any written law, Royal Charter or other instrument;
“by-laws” means any by-laws made by the Committee pursuant to the powers conferred upon it by the Association;
“Committee” means the Management Committee constituted under section 11;
“member” means a person whose name appears in the register as a member in any class or category and includes any two or more persons whose names are registered together as joint members;
“person” means an individual, any company or body corporate and includes a partnership firm;
“register” means the register of members kept pursuant to section 10;
“regulations” means regulations made by the Committee pursuant to the powers conferred upon it by the Association;
“rubber” includes marketable rubber prepared from the leaves, bark or latex of any rubber plant and the latex of any such plant whether fluid or coagulated in any stage of the treatment to which it is subjected during the process of conversion into marketable rubber but it does not include any manufactured article wholly or partly made of rubber;
“rubber plant” includes any of the following:
(a)Heavea brasiliensis (Para rubber);
(b)Manihot glaziovii (Ceara rubber);
(c)Castilloa elastica;
(d)Ficus elastica (Rambong);
(e)any other plant which the Minister by notification in the Gazette declares to be a rubber plant for the purposes of this Act;
“rules” means rules made under section 19;
“secretary” means the secretary of the Association appointed pursuant to the rules.