REGISTRATION OF BUSINESSES ACT 1956 (REVISED - 1978)
1. Any person who goes from place to place or to other person's houses carrying to sell or exposing for sale any food, drink, goods, wears or merchandise of any kind whatsoever or selling or offering for sale or hire his skill in handicraft or craftmanship and any person who sells or exposes for sale by retail only any food, drink, goods, wears or merchandise of any kind whatsoever, except a person who carries on such an occupation in or from-
(a) any building or structure; or
(b) a mechanically propelled vehicle having three or more wheels; or
(c) a stall required to be licensed under any written law.
2. Any person who is (not being a person who otherwise carries on a business within the meaning of this Act)-
(a) at a weekly or other similar fair on not more than two consecutive days in any week; or
(b) at any Malay fair or fair of a similar type established, promoted or aided by a co-operative society,
sells or exposes for sale by retail only any food, drink, goods, wears or merchandise grown, prepared, manufactured or processed solely in the Federation.
3. Any of the following persons, provided that they are actively and personally engaged for their own account and for the purpose of gaining their own livelihood:
(1) fisherman and breeders of fish in fish ponds;
(2) woodcutters and charcoal burners;
(3) rearers of poultry and livestock;
(4) (i) cultivators of any of the following crops:
(b) rice (padi);
(c) coconut or oil palms;
(d) fruit, flowers or vegetables;
(ii) persons engaged in any other agricultural, forestall or rural occupation approved by the Registrar:
Provided that in case of any person claiming exemption from the provisions of this Act the area held, occupied or cultivated does not in the aggregate exceed 25 acres and the number of persons employed by the person claiming exemption from the provisions of this Act does not exceed five at any time during the period to which such claim for exemption relates.
4. Any craftsman (not being a person exercising a profession as described in subparagraph 4(d) or a person who before exercising his craft for the purpose of gain is required to register with or obtain a permit or licence from some authority controlling the exercise of such craft) who-
(a) exercise his craft on his own domestic premises;
(b) does not display the products of his craftmanship for sale in public; and
(c) does not employ any person other than members of his own household for thepurpose of his craft.
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