No. S 159
Regulation of Imports and Exports Act
(Chapter 272A)
Regulation of Imports and Exports
(Amendment No.2) Regulations 1998
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Regulation of Imports and Exports Act, the Trade Development Board, with the approval of the Minister for Trade and Industry, hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Regulation of Imports and Exports (Amendment No.2) Regulations 1998 and shall come into operation on 1st April 1998.
Amendment of regulation 6
2.  Regulation 6 of the Regulation of Imports and Exports Regulations (Rg 1) (referred to in these Regulations as the principal Regulations) is amended —
(a)by deleting the word "and" at the end of paragraph (1)(c) and substituting the word "or"; and
(b)by deleting the word "and" at the end of paragraph (2)(b) and substituting the word "or".
Amendment of regulation 20
3.  Regulation 20 of the principal Regulations is amended by deleting the definition of "certificate of origin" and substituting the following definitions:
“certificate of origin” means a preferential certificate of origin or a non-preferential certificate of origin;
“issuing authority”, in relation to a certificate of origin, means the Board or the authorised organisation to which an application is made for the issue of the certificate of origin;
“non-preferential certificate of origin” means a certificate of origin which does not confer any tariff benefit for the exports to which it relates;
“preferential certificate of origin” means a certificate of origin which confers a tariff benefit for the exports to which it relates and includes a Commonwealth certificate of origin.
Amendment of regulation 21
4.  Regulation 21 of the principal Regulations is amended —
(a)by inserting, immediately after paragraph (1), the following paragraph:
(1A)  The Board may maintain a register or registers in such form as it may determine containing the particulars of persons it has approved to issue any non-preferential certificate of origin.”; and
(b)by deleting the marginal note and substituting the following regulation heading:
Registers maintained by Board”.
Amendment of regulation 22
5.  Regulation 22(1) of the principal Regulations is amended by deleting the words "the register maintained under regulation 21 or who wishes to be issued with a certificate of origin" and substituting the words "a register maintained under regulation 21(1) or (1A)".
Amendment of regulation 23
6.  Regulation 23(1) of the principal Regulations is amended by deleting the words "(referred to in this Part as the issuing authority)".
Amendment of regulation 24
7.  Regulation 24 of the principal Regulations is amended —
(a)by deleting paragraph (1) and substituting the following paragraph:
(1)  Subject to regulation 24A, any person who desires a certificate of origin in respect of —
(a)any goods manufactured, processed or produced in Singapore; or
(b)any goods manufactured, processed or produced in any country other than Singapore that have been or are exported or re-exported from Singapore,
shall apply to the issuing authority in such form and manner as may be determined by the Board.”;
(b)by deleting "21" in paragraph (3) and substituting "21(1)";
(c)by inserting, immediately after the word "issued" in the first line of paragraph (4), the words "by an authorised organisation";
(d)by deleting the words "issuing authority" in the third line of paragraph (4) and substituting the words "authorised organisation"; and
(e)by deleting the marginal note and substituting the following regulation heading:
Issue of certificate of origin by issuing authority”.
New regulation 24A
8.  The principal Regulations are amended by inserting, immediately after regulation 24, the following regulation:
Issue of non-preferential certificate of origin for
non-controlled export
24A.  Nothing in this Part shall prevent —
(a)any person whose particulars are registered in a register maintained under regulation 21(1A); or
(b)any manufacturer or exporter,
from issuing, in respect of any goods exported or re-exported from Singapore on his own account other than a controlled export, a non-preferential certificate of origin in any form and manner acceptable to the country of import.”.
Deletion and substitution of regulation 25
9.  Regulation 25 of the principal Regulations is deleted and the following regulation substituted therefor:
Offences relating to certificates of origin
25.  Any person, not being an issuing authority, who issues —
(a)a document purporting to be a certificate of origin issued under this Part;
(b)a preferential certificate of origin; or
(c)a certificate of origin in respect of a controlled export,
shall be guilty of an offence.”.
[G.N. Nos.S323/96; S482/96; S481/97; S8/98]

Made this 23rd day of March 1998.

STEPHEN LEE
Chairman,
Trade Development Board,
Singapore.
[TDB 35 02 01 Vol.6; AG/LEG/SL/272A/97/1 Vol .1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 3(4) of the Regulation of Imports and Exports Act).