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Grab and Uber Merger: Keeping Market Open and Contestable

The Grab-Uber merger has captured headlines in recent months. CCCS issued its first ever Interim Measures Directions to keep the market open and contestable for potential rivals and to safeguard consumers’ interest.

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Chief Executive's Note

CCS took on on a new consumer protection function and renamed the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) from 1st April 2018. ...

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Voluntary Commitments from Suppliers of Lift Spare Parts Address Competition Concerns

CCCS has been investigating alleged refusals to supply lift spare parts for the maintenance of lifts in HDB estates and accepted the voluntary commitments from BNF Engineering and C&W Services Operations Pte Ltd to address CCCS’s competition concerns.

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Merger of Eyewear Suppliers Essilor and Luxottica Gets the Go-Ahead

CCCS has cleared the proposed merger between Essilor International and Luxottica Group, S.p.A. after CCCS proceeded to a more in-depth Phase 2 review taking into third-party feedback in the eyewear industry.

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Instant Coffee and Milk Tea Mixes Merger Goes Through

CCCS has cleared the proposed acquisition by Jacobs Douwe Egberts Holdings Asia NL B.V. of the entire issued and outstanding share capital of OldTown Berhad.

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SPECIAL FEATURE

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CCCS ensures markets work well for businesses and consumers

CCS took on an additional function of administering the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act and has been renamed the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (“CCCS”) with effect from 1 April 2018. Find out how the new synergies between competition and consumer protection will drive CCCS forward.

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Highlights

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ASEAN Regulators Meet in Singapore

Chair for ASEAN Experts Group on Competition (AEGC), CCCS Chief Executive Mr Toh Han Li, shared on the initiatives to be rolled out by AEGC in 2018.

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CCCS Calls for Proposals on Barriers to Innovative Entrepreneurship in Singapore

CCCS is inviting researchers to submit proposals on the topic of “Barriers to Innovative Entrepreneurship in Singapore” in its inaugural Research Grant to encourage research on competition issues in Singapore and the region, and to promote greater awareness of competition policy and law issues.

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Outreach & Advocacy

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29th Singapore Economic Roundtable

Ms Ng Ee Kia, Assistant Chief Executive (Policy, Business & Economics) participated in the special session on “Big Data and its Impact on Businesses”.

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Singapore Hotels Association Seminar

The seminar organised by the SHA was attended by representative from its membership base.

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On the world stage

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CCCS Assumes Chairmanship of AEGC

CCCS took over chairmanship of the ASEAN Experts Group on Competition (AEGC) during the 21st AEGC Meeting and led discussions on the implementation of various projects and initiatives.

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Antitrust in Asia Conference, Hong Kong

This fourth edition of the Antitrust in Asia Conference was organized by Concurrences Review with the support of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Competition Association.

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Visit to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

CCCS’s Chief Executive Mr Toh Han Li led a delegation comprising of officers from CCCS, MTI and SPRING to visit the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to better understand their consumer protection regime.

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Completed cases and enforcement activities as at 31 Mar 2018

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Tips for Consumers

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Find out how you can protect yourself when prepaying for a new car.

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