Mr Melvin Yong Yik Chye: To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry (a) in the past five years, what is the annual number of cases investigated by the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore for breaches of the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act; and (b) what is the annual breakdown by industry.
Written Answer by Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong
1. Since the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) took on the function of administering the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act in 2018, it has investigated an average of about five cases per year for alleged infringements of the Act.
2. The industry breakdown varies from year to year. Of the cases investigated since 2018, half were from the Beauty Services industry. A further 30% were retailers of consumer goods. The remaining 20% were from other industries including F&B, travel and medical consumables.