Singapore Competition Watchdog Gains New Powers to Protect Consumers

On 1 April 2018, the Competition Commission of Singapore became the administrator of the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act (CPFTA). To reflect this change, the Commission was renamed the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS). The CPFTA is the predominant legislation for the protection of consumers against unfair trade practices in Singapore. The CCCS sees its expanded portfolio as reinforcing its mission of "making markets work well for the benefit of both consumers and businesses in Singapore".

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