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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 signs Japan FTA revision, urges bigger Japan role in ASEAN
Japan and Singapore on Monday officially signed a partial revision of their bilateral free trade agreement to advance financial deregulation and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said it is crucial for Japan to have a good and quick agreement on the Japan-ASEAN free trade agreement.
PM Lee to sign update to S’pore-Japan FTA
A review of the Singapore-Japan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) has concluded very satisfactorily.
Singapore, Canada complete seventh round of FTA talks
Singapore and Canada have made "good" progress during the seventh round of talks for a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries, the city-state said Friday.
Singapore and Morocco agree to start FTA talks
Singapore and Morocco have agreed to start talks on a Free Trade Agreement, but only at a pace that Morocco is comfortable with.
Qatar-Singapore FTA to be formalised soon
Security cooperation agreement already signed and in action.
Free trade deals give Singapore insurance
We cannot eat disk drives, says Prime Minister.
Singapore and Egypt to start negotiating free trade pact
Singapore and Egypt have signed a Declaration of Intent to start negotiations on the Egypt-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA).
Singapore and Peru conclude third round of FTA talks
Singapore and Peru have concluded their third round of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement that will strengthen trade and investment relations between the two countries.
More FTAs and shift from traditional markets to help Singapore tap Middle East money
Singapore asset managers have not been more actively seeking opportunities in the Middle-East because the market is still relatively new.
Singapore’s FTAs are standby if global trade talks fail: MM Lee
Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has explained that Singapore’s free trade agreements with the countries it has sealed with so far are a stand by if the Doha round of multilateral talks does not succeed.