Rules and Regulations


    All secondhand goods dealers whether exempted or licensed will have to abide by the provisions of the Secondhand Goods Dealers Act, Cap 288A, and the rules made thereunder. The Secondhand Goods Dealers Act is available here while the Rules are available here.


    Exemption

    The Exemption Act is available here.


    Keeping Proper Records
    Dealers are to note that under Section 10 of the Secondhand Goods Dealer Act, they are to submit the secondhand goods transaction records to the Licensing Officer in such format and through such medium as the Licensing Officer may require.


    Purchase Transaction Records

    Secondhand Goods Dealers (SHGDs) dealing in cameras; video-graphic and photographic equipment including lenses; computers including tablet personal computers, laptops, palmtops, personal digital assistants and computer accessories; handphones; personal digital assistant handphones; smartphones; compact disc players and Moving Picture Experts Group-1 Audio Layer 3 players; and Moving Picture Experts Group-1 Audio Layer 4 players, (Item 1,2, 3 and 4 of The Schedule), are to submit their purchase transaction records to the Licensing Officer through the Secondhand Goods Transaction Records System (SHOTS).    


   Sale Transaction Records

    All dealers are to record the sale transaction records in templates provided by the Licensing Officer. The templates can be downloaded here.


1. Screening of IMEI Number or Serial Number

    Screening of Secondhand Goods before purchase or rendering services

    Secondhand Goods Dealers who are dealing in dealing in cameras; video-graphic and photographic equipment including lenses; computers including tablet personal computers, laptops, palmtops, personal digital assistants and computer accessories; handphones; personal digital assistant handphones; smartphones; compact disc players and Moving Picture Experts Group-1 Audio Layer 3 players; and Moving Picture Experts Group-1 Audio Layer 4 players, (Item 1,2, 3 and 4 of The Schedule), are required to screen the item in Second Hand Transaction Records System (SHOTS) before purchase or rendering any service.

    Do not purchase the item(s) or provide any services to the item(s), if the screening result shows “RECORD FOUND”. Without undue delay, please make a police report with the name and address of the person who presented you with the item. If the person who presented you with the item is in the shop, please call ‘999’ immediately.    


2. Any dealer found operating in contravention to the regulations shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $20,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.


Last Updated on 12 May 2018