Rubber Dealers Act
(CHAPTER 279)

(Original Enactment: Ordinance 27 of 1921)

REVISED EDITION 1985
(30th March 1987)
An Act to control dealings in rubber.
[28th November 1921]
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Rubber Dealers Act.
Interpretation
2.  In this Act, unless there is something repugnant in the subject or context —
“Association” means the Rubber Association of Singapore constituted under section 3 of the Rubber Association of Singapore (Incorporation) Act [Cap. 278];
[Act 20 of 1987 wef 01/01/1988]
“deal” means to purchase and sell specific rubber pursuant to any agreement providing for completion by delivery of the rubber but does not include purchase and sale of unascertained rubber by description by means of a forward contract;
[Act 20 of 1987 wef 01/01/1988]
“licence” means a licence granted under this Act, and “licensee” means the person to whom a licence is granted;
“licensed dealer” means a licensee holding a licence to deal in rubber;
[Act 20 of 1987 wef 01/01/1988]
[Deleted by Act 20 of 1987 wef 01/01/1988]
[Deleted by Act 20 of 1987 wef 01/01/1988]
“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 does not include any manufactured article wholly or partly made of rubber;
“rubber plant” includes any of the following plants:
(a)Hevea brasiliensis (Para rubber);
(b)Manihot glaziovii (Ceara rubber);
(c)Castillos 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;
“treat”, with its grammatical variations and cognate expressions, means to subject to any process whatsoever.
No person shall deal in, treat or store rubber without a licence
3.—(1)  No person shall deal in, treat or store rubber unless he is the holder of a licence issued by the Association.
(2)  Any person who holds a licence issued by the Association under subsection (1) may deal in, treat or store rubber.
[Act 20 of 1987 wef 01/01/1988]
Licence fee
4.—(1)  The fee payable for a licence referred to in section 3 shall be $600.
(2)  The Association may, with the approval of the Minister, revise the licence fee from time to time.
[Act 20 of 1987 wef 01/01/1988]