No. S 69
Newspaper and Printing Presses Act
Newspaper and Printing Presses
(Exemption) Order 2016
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 44(1)(b) of the Newspaper and Printing Presses Act, the Minister for Communications and Information makes the following Order:
Citation and commencement
1.  This Order is the Newspaper and Printing Presses (Exemption) Order 2016 and is deemed to have come into operation on 8 June 2015.
2.  In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires —
“offshore newspaper” has the same meaning as in section 23(7) of the Act;
“private aircraft” means an aircraft hired as a whole for private use.
3.—(1)  Section 21 of the Act does not apply to SATS Ltd. with respect to the printing within any premises in Singapore owned or occupied by SATS Ltd. of any newspaper (not being an offshore newspaper) that is —
(a)published outside Singapore; and
(b)transmitted electronically to SATS Ltd. by PressReader for the purpose of printing and distribution of the newspaper to the passengers of any private aircraft leaving Singapore.
(2)  The exemption in sub-paragraph (1) is subject to the following conditions:
(a)SATS Ltd. must not print in Singapore more than 299 copies of each issue of the newspaper;
(b)the printed copies of each issue of the newspaper must be distributed only within and to the passengers of a private aircraft leaving Singapore;
(c)SATS Ltd. must submit to the Registrar, within 14 days after the end of each quarter of each year, the newspaper’s title and number of copies of each issue of the newspaper that SATS Ltd. has printed in that quarter;
(d)any deviation from the requirements in sub-paragraph (a), (b) or (c) must not be intentional or material.
(3)  For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(a), a newspaper is published outside Singapore if its contents and editorial policy are determined outside Singapore.
4.  The Newspaper and Printing Presses (Exemption) Order 2009 (G.N. No. S 598/2009) is revoked.
Made on 15 February 2016.
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Communications
and Information,
[L01.001.011V9; AG/LEGIS/SL/206/2015/2 Vol. 2]