TAKE-UP OF PROVISIONS OF COMPREHENSIVE AND PROGRESSIVE AGREEMENT FOR TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP BY COMPANIES

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Trade and Industry what is the Ministry’s assessment of the take-up rates of the provisions of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership by companies, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises. Mr Gan Kim Yong: The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has entered into force for Australia,Continue reading “TAKE-UP OF PROVISIONS OF COMPREHENSIVE AND PROGRESSIVE AGREEMENT FOR TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP BY COMPANIES”

TAKE-UP OF PROVISIONS OF REGIONAL COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP BY COMPANIES

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Trade and Industry whether he can provide an assessment of the take-up rates of the provisions of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership by companies to date.   Mr Gan Kim Yong: As the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement only entered into force for Singapore earlier this year, more time will beContinue reading “TAKE-UP OF PROVISIONS OF REGIONAL COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP BY COMPANIES”

REPORTS OF INSECT OR MOSQUITO BITES IN PROJECT WOLBACHIA AREAS

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis (Sengkang): Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. Like Member Ms Yeo Wan Ling, I also received similar feedback from some residents on the increasing prevalence of mosquitoes, which I presumed is due to the release of these male Wolbachia mosquitoes. My supplementary question is on how much the Ministry believes in the importance ofContinue reading “REPORTS OF INSECT OR MOSQUITO BITES IN PROJECT WOLBACHIA AREAS”

PROPORTION OF NATURAL GAS USED FOR ELECTRICITY GENERATION DERIVED FROM PIPED NATURAL GAS VERSUS SHIPPED LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Trade and Industry of the natural gas used for electricity generation in Singapore (a) what is the current proportion derived from piped natural gas versus shipped liquefied natural gas; and (b) what has been the year-to-date price change in fuel costs for each source of natural gas. MrContinue reading “PROPORTION OF NATURAL GAS USED FOR ELECTRICITY GENERATION DERIVED FROM PIPED NATURAL GAS VERSUS SHIPPED LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS”

LOW TAKE-UP RATE FOR CLIMATE-FRIENDLY HOUSEHOLDS PROGRAMME

The following question stood in the name of Mr Leon Perera – 16 To ask the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment (a) whether the Ministry will consider increasing the value of the $150 Climate-Friendly Households Programme e-voucher for energy-efficient refrigerators given the significantly higher cost of a three-tick refrigerator; and (b) whether the Ministry will considerContinue reading “LOW TAKE-UP RATE FOR CLIMATE-FRIENDLY HOUSEHOLDS PROGRAMME”

“RIGHT TO REPAIR” FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Trade and Industry (a) whether the Government will consider legislation for “right to repair” for electronic devices to ensure that manufacturers provide practical means for owners to repair their devices; and (b) if not, why. Mr Gan Kim Yong: “Right-to-repair” is a nascent issue and the aim and scopeContinue reading ““RIGHT TO REPAIR” FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES”

COORDINATION BETWEEN POLICE AND BANKS WHEN SCAMS ARE REPORTED

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Home Affairs for scam cases where it is reported that a phone number has been given for payment purposes via PayNow, whether the Police immediately reaches out to the banks in question to track the bank accounts used and stop further usage of PayNow for the relevant accounts immediatelyContinue reading “COORDINATION BETWEEN POLICE AND BANKS WHEN SCAMS ARE REPORTED”

IMPACT OF INDIA’S RICE EXPORT BAN AND THAILAND AND VIETNAM’S PLANS TO RAISE RICE EXPORT PRICES

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Trade and Industry (a) what is the Government’s assessment on the impact of India’s rice export ban and plans by Thailand and Vietnam to raise export prices for rice; and (b) what measures are being considered to mitigate the impact on rice imports by Singapore. Mr Gan Kim Yong: TheContinue reading “IMPACT OF INDIA’S RICE EXPORT BAN AND THAILAND AND VIETNAM’S PLANS TO RAISE RICE EXPORT PRICES”

TYING ACHIEVEMENT OF 2030 NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTION AND CLIMATE TARGETS TO INDIVIDUAL MINISTRY’S KPIS AND SENIOR MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE BONUSES

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment following the review of Singapore’s 2030 Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) (a) whether the achievement of the NDC and climate targets will be tied to individual Ministry’s KPIs and senior management performance bonuses; (b) if so, how is this implemented; and (c) if not, why not.Continue reading “TYING ACHIEVEMENT OF 2030 NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTION AND CLIMATE TARGETS TO INDIVIDUAL MINISTRY’S KPIS AND SENIOR MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE BONUSES”

LOCALLY-SOURCED RAW MATERIALS IN FOOD GROWN UNDER 30-BY-30 GOAL

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment whether the “30 by 30” goal to produce 30% of our local nutritional needs locally takes into account whether the food is grown based on locally-sourced raw materials, including feed and fertilisers. Ms Grace Fu Hai Yien: The agri-inputs required for the “30 by 30” goal, such as feed,Continue reading “LOCALLY-SOURCED RAW MATERIALS IN FOOD GROWN UNDER 30-BY-30 GOAL”