ACTA in Singapore


It is a little annoying to see the same acronym ACTA having two meanings in Singapore.  A lot of people have been asking me what it is that I am talking about when I refer to ACTA for they think I am referring to to ACTA – Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment.  For the record, that is not what I am talking about.

The ACTA I am referring to is the Anti Counterfeit Trade Agreement that the Singapore government signed in October 2011. That ACTA needs to be looked into seriously with a view to nullifying it. The fact that the entire effort was done in secrecy is what is annoying and especially with the likelihood of serious collateral damage and with unintended consequences.