Useful Links Competition Act and Competition Appeal Board Competition Act (Cap 50B) Enacted in 2004, the Competition Act (“the Act”) provides a generic law to protect consumers and businesses from anti-competitive practices of private entities. It also sets out the various powers and processes in the administering and enforcement of the Act. Competition Appeal Board Under the Competition Act 2004, the Competition Appeal Board will hear appeals against the decisions of the Competition Commission of Singapore. Ministries and Statutory Boards Ministry of Trade and Industry The Ministry Of Trade and Industry is a ministry of the Government of Singapore that directs the formulation and implementation of policies related to the trade and industry of Singapore. Government Consultation Portal (REACH) REACH (reaching everyone for active citizenry@ home) was launched in October 2006 when the Feedback Unit was restructured to move beyond gathering public feedback, to become the lead agency for engaging and connecting with citizens. Singapore Government Portal The www.gov.sg Portal serves as a convenient gateway for you to locate information about the Singapore Government - such as news and speeches, information resources, e-services, events calendar and contact information of public service agencies. Infocomm Media Development Authority The IMDA is a statutory board that seeks to deepen regulatory capabilities for a converged infocomms media sector, safeguarding the interests of consumers and fostering pro-enterprise regulations. Energy Market Authority The EMA is a statutory board that aims to ensure a reliable and secure energy supply, promote effective competition in the energy market and develop a dynamic energy section in Singapore. Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore The CAAS is a statutory board that looked at enabling the growth of the air hub and aviation industry, oversee and promote safety in the industry, provide air navigation services, and develop Singapore as a centre of excellence for aviation knowledge and human resource development. Other Useful Links Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration). In order to promote exchange of information, experience and cooperation on competition policy in the region, the ASEAN Experts Group on Competition (AEGC) was established in August 2007. Read about the ASEAN Experts Group on Competition. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD) OECD work on competition law and policy actively encourages decision-makers in government to tackle anti-competitive practices and regulations and promotes market-oriented reform throughout the world. Read about OECD's work on Competition Policy and Law. International Competition Network (ICN) The ICN provides competition authorities with a specialized yet informal venue for maintaining regular contacts and addressing practical competition concerns. This allows for a dynamic dialogue that serves to build consensus and convergence towards sound competition policy principles across the global antitrust community. Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) The Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that is committed towards protecting consumers interest through information and education, and promoting an environment of fair and ethical trade practices.