The Singaporean government has taken on a very active programme of FTA negotiations, further deepening its position as a business hub of Southeast Asia. It has signed bilateral deals with New Zealand (2000), Japan (2002), EFTA (2002), Australia (2003), the US (2003), Jordan (2004), the quadrilateral Pacific 4 (2005), India (2005), Korea (2005), Panama (2006), Peru (2008), China (2008), Qatar (2008), the Gulf Cooperation Council (2008) and Costa Rica (2010). Negotiations with Mexico, Canada, Colombia, SACU, Egypt, Ukraine, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are ongoing. There has been talk of further FTAs with Iran and Morocco.

Additionally, Singapore is part of the ASEAN bloc which is currently working towards an FTA with the EU, India, and Australia/New Zealand, as well as full implementation of the deal with China.

last update: May 2012


     EN   ES   FR 
  • 7-Oct-2015 Asia One Singapore concludes free trade negotiations with Turkey
    Turkey and Singapore have concluded negotiations for the Turkey-Singapore Free Trade Agreement.
  • 22-Jul-2015 Channel NewsAsia Preliminary study to enhance China-Singapore FTA underway
    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hopes negotiations for an improved Free Trade Agreement will start this year, as the existing pact has been in place for many years, and China now has trade agreements with many other countries.
  • 27-Aug-2014 Channel News Asia Singapore signs investment treaties with Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast
    Both Bilateral Investment Treaties aim to protect investors’ interests from the countries involved, and open up more business and investment opportunities.
  • 13-Nov-2013 Hungary supports EU-Singapore free trade agreement
    Hungary has given its strong support for the early ratification of the European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
  • 3-Sep-2013 CRI Online Entra en vigor TLC entre Consejo de Cooperación del Golfo y Singapur
    El tratado de libre comercio (TLC) entre el Consejo de Cooperación del Golfo y Singapur entró en vigor este domingo, informó el Ministerio de Comercio e Industria singapurense.
  • 1-Sep-2013 GCC-Singapore FTA comes into effect
    The Gulf Cooperation Council-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (GSFTA) came into effect on Sunday, 1 September.
  • 20-Jul-2013 FTA to bring more opportunities for Singapore, Costa Rica
    The Singapore-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (SCRFTA) took effect on July 1.
  • 28-Jun-2013 El País, Costa Rica El TLC entre Costa Rica y Singapur entrará en vigor la próxima semana
    El Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) entre Costa Rica y Singapur entrará en vigor a partir del próximo lunes, en un nuevo paso de acercamiento entre el país centroamericano y Asia, anunció hoy el ministerio de Comercio Exterior (Comex).
  • 22-May-2013 PM Lee on Japan FTA: ’Let’s go for ambitious review’
    Singapore would like the ongoing review of its free trade agreement (FTA) with Japan to be an "ambitious review", and not one resulting in just minor adjustments, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in Tokyo on Wednesday, after meetings with its top leaders.
  • 30-Jan-2013 Taiwan, S’pore close to signing FTA
    After two years of negotiations, Taiwan and Singapore may be close to signing a free trade agreement.
  • 0 | 10 | 20 | 30 | 40 | 50 | 60 | 70 | 80