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It has been almost a year since the outbreak broke out in March.
During the period of the movement control order, some manufacturers and stores cannot operate, or some have to operate in a certain mode,
will affect their business more or less.
Then if I signed some contracts before the outbreak, and I cannot perform my contractual obligations during the outbreak,
is this considered a breach of contract? Can the other party take action against me?


2020Decree on interim measures to reduce the impact of the coronavirus epidemic  
(
Temporary Measures For Reducing The Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Act 2020)


In 2020 On October 23, 2020, the 2020 Interim Measures to Reduce the Impact of the Coronary Disease Epidemic was formally promulgated in the Gazette. It will take effect from today and will be valid for two years (and extendable).
Individual important laws and regulations have been revised or changed in a timely manner under this decree,
mainly covering several important laws and regulations:

2020Decree on interim measures to reduce the impact of the coronavirus epidemic  
(Temporary Measures For Reducing The Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Act 2020)


In 2020 On October 23, 2020, the 2020 Interim Measures to Reduce the Impact of the Coronary Disease Epidemic was formally promulgated in the Gazette. It will take effect from today and will be valid for two years (and extendable).
Individual important laws and regulations have been revised or changed in a timely manner under this decree,
mainly covering several important laws and regulations:

  1. Inability to perform contractual obligations;
  2. The Limitation Act 1953 (Limitation Act 1953);
  3. The Protection of Public Institutions Act 1948 ( Public Authorities Protection Act 1948);
  4. Insolvency Act 1967;
  5. Hire Purchase Act 1967;
  6. 1999 Consumer Protection Act 1999 (Consumer Protection Act 1999);
  7. Movable Property Seizure Order 1951 (Distress Act 1951);
  8. Housing Development (Control and License) Act 1966 (Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act 1966);
  9. Industrial Relation Act 1967 (Industrial Relation Act 1967)

    And among the above-mentioned laws, the decree amended some Delays extend the legal statute of limitations, and in some specific laws, such as the bankruptcy law, in special circumstances, the bankruptcy threshold has been raised, that is, 50 thousand to 100 thousand.

Article 7Inability to perform contractual responsibilities

The part specifically mentioned in the decree is Article 7 of the decree.
Anyone who is unable to perform their contractual obligations due to the impact of the coronavirus epidemic,

the other party will not be able to exercise his rights under the contract.
On the contrary, both parties can reach a settlement through mediation.

The 7 types of contracts specially drafted by the decree will be protected by the decree.
The areas covered include:

  1. Construction contract;
  2. Performance deposit due to construction contract extension;
  3. Professional service contract;
  4. Commercial lease ;
  5. Social and sports activities contract;
  6. Travel contract;
  7. Religious pilgrimage contract.


However, according to Article 10 of the relevant laws,
anything between March 18 this year and the date of promulgation of the decree,
if both parties have terminated the contract, confiscated margin or execution margin, collect The compensation received, the legal process that has started, the arbitration or the award,
must be deemed to have been legally enforced.
In other words, if you have begun to exercise your power or take legal proceedings before the promulgation period of the decree, you will not be under the jurisdiction of this decree.