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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, Myanmar to start talks on investment treaty
Singapore and Myanmar will begin talks on a bilateral investment treaty.
Singapore inks bilateral agreements with Ethiopia, Mozambique and Nigeria
Singapore signed a bilateral investment treaty with Mozambique at the Africa Singapore Business Forum. It already has BITs with Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso.
Singapore and Sri Lanka launch FTA talks
Negotiations for a Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) are underway, Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry said on Monday (Jul 18).
Singapore, Myanmar exploring bilateral investment treaty
Areas of future cooperation include more investments in infrastructure development, agriculture and education, says Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan.
S’pore, Iran ink bilateral treaty on investment
Singapore has moved quickly to sign an investment treaty with oil-rich Iran to support Singapore firms investing in an economy that is emerging after the recent lifting of global sanctions.
What Turkey expects from its free trade agreement with Singapore
The Turkey-Singapore Free Trade Agreement is a comprehensive one covering not only bilateral tariff liberalization, but also a reduction in non-tariff barriers.
Singapore concludes free trade negotiations with Turkey
Turkey and Singapore have concluded negotiations for the Turkey-Singapore Free Trade Agreement.
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.
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.
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).