Fined in Singapore For Smoking Cigarettes without “SDPC” Markings

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In order to tackle the problem of contraband cigarettes entering Singapore, the government passed down a new law for cigarettes that are being sold in Singapore, right after the law pass down for the need for health warning labels on cigarettes package. A new law was passed down on 1st January 2009 that each individual stick of cigarette that are sold in Singapore shall be marked with “SDPC”, in short for Singapore Duty Paid Cigarettes.

Anyone who is caught in possession, buying or selling cigarettes without SDPC mark will be deem as committing an offence under Singapore’s Customs and GST Acts.

FINE: 1st offence S$ 500 per packet, 2nd offence S$ 1,000, 3rd offence S$2,000.


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