The Ministry of Trade & Industry, Singapore, has responded to my letter concerning the short period of consultation for the proposed amendments to the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act through The Straits Times.
It has extended the period of consultation. Its response is below.
(Source: The Straits Times Forum, 5 October 2007)
Public consultation extended to Oct 26
We refer to the letter, 'Why only 10 working days for feedback?' (ST, Oct 3).
The proposed amendments to the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act and subsidiary legislation arose from the taskforce that reviewed the Act. The taskforce had considered inputs from various sources in the course of its work. At the same time, we have broached the proposed amendments with consumer and industry organisations when developing the taskforce's recommendations.
Notwithstanding this, we will extend the period of public consultation to Oct 26 in order to give more parties the opportunity to comment on the proposed amendments.
We thank the writer for his feedback.
Lim Bee Khim (Ms)
for Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Trade and Industry
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