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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


Singapore, Saudi Arabia to explore possibility of bilateral FTA
Singapore and Saudi Arabia are exploring the possibility of promoting trade and investment, either through a bilateral or multilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with other countries in the Gulf.
Singapore, Qatar edge closer to FTA
Singapore and Qatar have moved closer to signing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) following high-level government talks earlier this week.
’Singapore can be Iran’s anchor into Asia’
Singapore can be a springboard for oil-rich Iran to expand its business links in Asia, Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang said Thursday as the city-state emphasised its desire for closer bilateral trade ties, IRIB reported.
Kuwait, Singapore agree FTA to include 4 main areas
Kuwait and Singapore have agreed that the free trade agreement between them will include four main areas of trade in goods, trade in services, investment and government procurement.
Singapore Fast Track To EU Trade Pact
SINGAPORE businesses could soon see improved access to markets in the 25-nation European Union (EU) whose 450 million consumers account for more than a quarter of world trade.
Chile, New Zealand, Singapore conclude second round of free trade talks
Chile, New Zealand and Singapore have completed the second round of negotiations on the Pacific Three Free Trade Agreement (P3 FTA) in Wellington, New Zealand.
Singaporean firms eye Mideast markets
Singapore has embarked on a campaign to strengthen economic ties with Middle East economies in a bid to tap the potential of an oil-rich region usually associated with instability.
US-Singapore FTA leads to partial lifting of chewing gum ban
For 12 years, Singaporeans lived in fear of being caught committing the most heinous crime imaginable: chewing gum.Now the tightly controlled city-state has lifted its ban on gum - but only registered users will be allowed to indulge.
Singapore, Jordan sign free trade pact
Singapore and Jordan have signed a free trade agreement and a bilateral investment treaty.
Analysis: Singapore-New Zealand: Human reality hidden in new free trade deal
The Singapore and New Zealand Governments are selling their new free trade and investment agreement as an abstraction, unlinked to people’s lives.