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The Ministry of Commerce is providing more clarity for
commercial entities operating on Sundays with The Sunday Trading
Order (2015), which was gazetted by Cabinet this month.
The Order amends existing legislation by adding more types of
businesses to the list of exempted activities in the Schedule to
the Sunday Trading Law (2014 Revisions). The revised roster names
14 exceptions to the law, including tourist-related establishments,
beauty salons, restaurants and movie theatres.
The new legislation was approved by Cabinet on 12 May and was
gazetted on 15 May. In creating the order, Cabinet took into
account the results of a public consultation report issued in late
February. Local residents were asked for their input on
liberalising the previous Sunday Trading Law last August and the
conclusion was most people wanted to see changes to the law.
Commerce Minister Wayne Panton said the legislation seeks to
stimulate the local economy by offering more opportunities for
'This order is in line with other Government measures to
encourage, support and positively impact economic activity,' he
said. 'A number of considerations were taken into account
including the competitiveness of local retailers; consumer
flexibility and choice; religious beliefs; and family life in the
'We listened to the views of the general public and all key
stakeholders and developed appropriate legislation for Sunday
Trading. Ultimately, the law is about boosting commerce and
maintaining our place as a top global choice for all types of
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