You can apply for guidance or decision by filling out Form 1 and submitting it to us along with the initial fee. We may then ask you to fill in Form 2, if we believe it is necessary for determining the application.
You can submit Form 2 together with Form 1, if you anticipate that we will need it. This will speed up the process.
If you do submit Form 2, we may, within two months of receiving Form 2, specify a time frame within which you must pay us a further fee (refer to How much does it cost) over and above the initial fee. This fee will only be levied if we believe that the application requires significant analysis. You can decide not to pay it, in which case we may then refuse to give guidance or a decision.
For more information, read our Guidelines on Notifications for Guidance or Decision 2016. For details on how to fill out Form 1 and Form 2, read the Competition Regulations.
You must make reasonable efforts to notify the other parties to the agreement or conduct that you are applying to us for guidance or decision. You can do this before you apply to us or within 7 working days from the date of application.
Completed form(s) must be submitted to CCCS in both hard and soft copies (stored in CD-Rom) together with a cheque with the relevant amount. You should submit them on weekdays from 0900 hrs to 1700 hrs (except on Public Holidays). All cheques should be crossed and made payable to the “Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore”.
The address is provided below:
Application for Guidance/Decision*
Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore
45 Maxwell Road
The URA Centre, #09-01
(* delete as applicable)
Please note that we may refuse to accept an application if it is not substantially in the prescribed form or if it does not comply with any requirement under the Act or the regulations. In such a situation, the application is treated as not having been made. We may also request for further information, over and above that required in Form 1 or Form 2, to help us in our determination.