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Singapore

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


EAEU-Singapore free trade agreement signed in Yerevan
Prime ministers of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Singapore signed a Free Trade Agreement and a Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation between the EAEU Member States and Singapore.
Singapore firms in Myanmar to get better protection under new bilateral treaty
The Bilateral Investment Treaty on the Promotion and Protection of Investments between Singapore and Myanmar aims to promote greater investment flows between the two countries.
Singapore to join Russia-led free-trade zone in October
One of the leading Asian economies, Singapore, is set to ink a free trade agreement with the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union.
EAEU, Singapore may sign free trade agreement on 1 October
A free trade agreement between Singapore and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) may be signed during a session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Yerevan on 1 October.
Singapore and New Zealand to step up cooperation in trade, defence and research
Singapore and New Zealand on Friday signed a joint declaration to step up cooperation in four strategic areas, Among them is the upgraded Agreement between New Zealand and Singapore on a Closer Economic Partnership (ANZSCEP).
Singapore, China ink deals on trade, Belt and Road projects
Singapore and China signed five agreements, drawing closer in their collaboration on trade, law enforcement and projects under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
Singapore free trade deal gets green light in Trade Committee
Trade Committee MEPs agreed to the EU-Singapore free trade agreement, a stepping stone to cooperation between the EU and south-east Asia.
Singapore making good progress on concluding FTA with Eurasian Economic Union: Tharman
Singapore, Russia and their partners in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) are making progress on concluding the EAEU-Singapore Free Trade
SLSFTA’s effective date should be delayed: Bandula
The effective date of the Sri Lanka – Singapore Free Trade Agreement should be postponed to ensure the removal of any detrimental clauses.
Singapore and Argentina to boost economic ties
Singapore and Argentina Prime Ministers welcomed the progress made on negotiations for a bilateral investment treaty and said they expect to conclude talks by the first half of next year.