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NO. 1]Friday, January 19 [1996

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 5th December 1995 and assented to by the President on 10th January 1996:—
Singapore Productivity and Standards Board Act 1995

(No. 1 of 1996)

I assent.

10th January 1996.
Date of Commencement: 1st April 1996
An Act to establish and incorporate the Singapore Productivity and Standards Board, to provide for its functions and powers and for matters connected therewith, and to repeal the National Productivity Board Act (Chapter 200 of the 1992 Revised Edition) and the Singapore Institute of Standards and Industrial Research Act (Chapter 301 of the 1993 Revised Edition) and to make consequential amendments to certain other Acts.
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Singapore Productivity and Standards Board Act 1995 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“appointed day” means the date of commencement of this Act;
“Board” means the Singapore Productivity and Standards Board established under section 3;
“certification mark” means a certification mark of the Board referred to in section 7(1)(j);
“Chairman” means the Chairman of the Board and includes any temporary Chairman of the Board;
“chief executive” means the chief executive of the Board appointed under section 12 and includes any person acting in that capacity;
“industry” includes any trade, manufacturing or services industry and other related activities;
“inspector” means an inspector appointed under section 9;
“licence” means a licence granted or renewed by the Board for the use of a certification mark;
“mark” includes any device, brand, heading, label, ticket, pictorial representation, name, signature, word, letter or numeral or any combination thereof;
“process” means any practice, system, procedure or activity in any industry, and includes any process for —
(a)the design, manufacture, construction, installation, operation or maintenance of products, instruments, plant or equipment, and
(b)the design, administration or operation of any system of quality management or testing;
“product” means any commodity, article or substance, artificial or natural or partly artificial or natural, or whether tangible or intangible, or whether raw or partly or wholly processed or manufactured, and includes any service;
“quality control” means a process, carried out at any time, including inspection, tests, record keeping or otherwise, to ascertain whether or to ensure that a product satisfies any standard applicable to it;
“quality management” includes the setting of quality objectives and quality control, organisation, delineation of responsibilities, training, control of documentation and management of rejects and complaints to achieve those quality objectives;
“registering authority” means any authority competent under any written law to register a company, firm or other body of persons, or a trade mark or design;
“Singapore Standard” means a standard referred to in section 7(1)(i);
“standard” means a code, definition, classification, specification or description of a product or process, as far as possible, by reference to its procedure, safety requirement, mode of manufacture, nature, material, quality, strength, purity, composition, quantity, dimensions, weight, grade, durability, origin, age or other characteristics or any combination of the same;
“trade mark” has the same meaning as in the Trade Marks Act [Cap. 332].