Actions of associations on matters which relate to the commercial activities of their members may fall within the scope of the Act.
The Act is concerned with agreements, decisions by associations of undertakings or concerted practices, which have an appreciable adverse effect on competition in Singapore. Decisions by associations of undertakings, including trade or other associations, can fall within the ambit of the section 34 prohibition, if they have the object or effect of influencing the conduct or co-ordinating the activity of the members in some commercial matter. Decisions of an association can include its constitution, rules and recommendations. Resolutions passed in general meetings, decisions of the management or executive committee of the association, or rulings of its chief executive, may also be considered 'decisions' of the association. Such decisions will generally fall within the scope of the section 34 prohibition, even if they are not binding on members, and may not have been fully complied with.