“Nutri-Grade” set to commence its battle with sugary drinks from end-2021 as part of Singapore’s war on diabetes

After the announcement by Singapore’s Minister of State for Health, Edwin Tong, on the 10th October 2019 on the introduction of a mandatory Front-of-Pack label for packaged sugar-sweetened beverages , it has been announced that drinks with high sugar and/or saturated fat contents will be required to display a “Nutri-Grade” label with grades ranging from […]

Recent Decisions of the Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission

The Personal Data Protection Commission (“PDPC”) recently meted out financial penalties to two errant entities which were found to be in breach of Section 24 of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”). Royal Caribbean Cruises (Asia) Pte. Ltd. Royal Caribbean Cruises (Asia) Pte. Ltd. (the “Organisation”) voluntarily informed the PDPC that the systems of […]

Singapore Set to Implement World’s First Advertising Ban for High Sugar Drinks

The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) announced recently that it will introduce a mandatory Front-of-Pack (“FOP”) label for packaged sugar-sweetened beverages (“SSBs”) with colour code and grade to inform consumers of the sugar content, i.e., whether it is healthy, neutral or unhealthy, so that consumers may make an informed decision when purchasing SSBs. An advertising […]

Singapore – Claim of Monopolistic Practice Rejected by the Competition Commission

There has been a recent development in competition law in Singapore with the ruling by the Competition Commission of Singapore (“CCS”) in respect of the issue of abuse of dominant under the Competition Act by NTUC Income (a local insurance company) and ironically the Consumers Association of Singapore (“Case”). In Singapore the Competition Act Chapter […]