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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
Photo: tobiwei/CC BY-NC 2.0


Singapore says it expects to conclude free trade agreement with China by 2008: report
Singapore’s deputy prime minister said the city-state expects to conclude a free trade agreement with China next year, a newspaper reported Thursday.
Singapore leaders, GCC Secretary General discuss free trade agreement
The visiting Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Mr Abdulrahman Hamad Al-Attiyah, met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday.
Ukraine, Singapore begin FTA negotiations
Ukraine and Singapore have begun negotiations for a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
S’pore-US FTA a boost to bilateral trade, has potential to grow
The US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA) has helped boost bilateral trade significantly and there is still potential to grow further.
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.