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Difficult trade-offs necessary for RCEP to be worthwhile: PM Lee Hsien Loong
Asean is keen to conclude a region-wide trade agreement with its key partners, but the pact must have substance to be worthwhile, said Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Why Singapore doesn’t want to see a HK-ASEAN free-trade deal
Once the ASEAN opens its service sector to Hong Kong companies, Singapore could be the hardest hit, and hence its staunch opposition to it.
S’pore watching how TPP develops, will continue talks with other partners: PM Lee
Despite the uncertainty hanging over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after the United States’ formal withdrawal, Singapore will continue its preparations to ratify the trade pact.
Free trade deal with Singapore updated
Australian universities, lawyers and financial firms will be among the biggest winners from an updated free trade deal with Singapore.
EAEU working on free trade zone agreements with China, Iran
About 40 countries are currently interested in establishing trade and economic relations with the EAEU
EAEU and Singapore to sign FTA till end of 2017
The Prime Minister of Singapore stressed that he is ready for a constructive dialogue and hopes that the FTA will be signed by the end of 2017
EU makes big step toward setting investor court as global norm
Brussels has taken a decisive step toward establishing its contentious new investment court as a standard framework for appeals worldwide.
RCEP progress to take a bit longer: Lim Hng Kiang
Trade Minister Lim Hng Kiang says lack of free trade agreements among dialogue partners a challenge
Launch of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Investment Arbitration Rules 2017
The Singapore International Arbitration Centre launched its Investment Arbitration Rules 2017, potentially marking a new chapter in the institutional administration of investor-State arbitration proceedings.
Sri Lanka seeks tripartite arrangement for trade and investment with India and Singapore
Sri Lanka is keen to establish a tripartite arrangement for trade and investment with India and Singapore, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Harsha de Silva has said.
Launching FTA talks with a number of countries approved by EAEU
The Presidents of Armenia, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Kirgizstan have approved the proposal to launch FTA talks with Iran, Egypt, India and Singapore.
Future of EU trade deals in doubt after Singapore ruling
A decision regarding the European Union’s trade deal with Singapore could have far-reaching implications for future agreements, after the EU’s top lawyer said the European Commission could not finalise the deal without member state approval.
Advocate General Sharpston considers that the Singapore Free Trade Agreement can only be concluded by the European Union and the Member States acting jointly
Not all parts of the agreement fall within the EU’s exclusive competence and therefore the agreement cannot be concluded without the participation of all of the Member States
Asian allies’ envoys urge Trump to drop opposition to TPP
U.S.-allied Asian ambassadors are urging President-elect Donald Trump to reconsider his opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and keep the U.S. engaged in Asia.
Singapore, Myanmar to start talks on investment treaty
Singapore and Myanmar will begin talks on a bilateral investment treaty.
Singapore, Russia agree to enhance cooperation
Singapore and Russia reaffirmed their commitment to the expeditious conclusion of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Singapore and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)
Singapore to amend legislation to bring TPP into effect by next year: PM Lee
Singapore will continue with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) despite a “twist in the road”
Australia, Singapore to sign updated free trade deal
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is in Canberra on a three-day visit to strengthen the ties with Australia, is set to sign the updated FTA.
India, Singapore to speed up CECA review to boost bilateral trade
India and Singapore have decided to “expedite” the second review of the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) to boost two-way trade. Three MoUs signed on IP, skill development, vocational training
Jordan to evaluate free trade agreements — Anani
Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Jawad Anani said that Jordan will revisit all its free trade agreements to assess their benefits to the Kingdom.