Secondhand Goods and Dealers

Regulation of Secondhand Goods Dealers

  1. Under the Secondhand Goods Dealers Act, Cap 288A, all dealers, excluding pawnbrokers who are licensed under the Pawnbrokers’ Act, who deal in the following secondhand goods (henceforth referred to as “scheduled goods”) would be regulated, regardless of whether such dealing takes place at a shopfront, via a makeshift stall or over the Internet:
    1. Cameras, video-graphic and photographic equipment including lenses;
    2. Computers including Tablet Personal Computers, Laptops, Palmtops, Personal Digital Assistants and computer accessories;
    3. Handphones, Personal Digital Assistant Handphones and Smartphones;
    4. Compact Disc players and Moving Picture Experts Group-1 Audio Layer 3 players and Moving Picture Experts Group-1 Audio Layer 4 players;
    5. Jewellery set with precious stones including but not limited to diamonds, jade, rubies, sapphires and emeralds;
    6. Jewellery made from platinum, gold and white gold without precious stones;
    7. Pawn tickets;
    8. Watches;
    9. Cables and wires made of copper;
    10. Items (in whole or parts) that are made of copper, stainless steel, aluminium, steel or brass or a composite of such metals, and that are used or intended to be used as fittings or installations that form part of, or are attached to, any building, road, sidewalk, amenity or other place (whether public or private), including but not limited to the following:
      1. bicycle racks;
      2. drain covers;
      3. dry risers;
      4. earth bars;
      5. fencings;
      6. frames or other parts of a door or window;
      7. grills;
      8. hydrants;
      9. lightning conductors;
      10. manhole covers;
      11. meters;
      12. over-ground boxes;
      13. park benches;
      14. pipes;
      15. railings;
      16. rubbish bins or parts thereof;
      17. signs or signposts;
      18. sinks;
      19. television aerials; or
      20. water taps; or
    11. Scraps of copper, stainless steel, aluminium, steel or brass or any composite of such metals, whether in the form of bars, rods, sheets, turnings or parts of disassembled items or articles, or otherwise, but excluding scraps derived from drink cans or household utensils or articles.

  2. Dealers who do not deal in any of the above scheduled goods will not be regulated under the Secondhand Goods Dealers Act.
Last Updated on 20 January 2017