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Singapore ‘staying open and being connected’ as it seeks more trade deals amid pandemic: minister
Singapore is speaking with countries on developing further trade deals in the wake of last year’s pact with the European Union.
Singapore and Australia sign digital economy pact to boost cross-border business activities
Australia and Singapore have signed a digital economy agreement to further enhance digital trade opportunities for businesses and consumers in both nations.
Petition against Singapore FTA taken up before SC
The Attorney General has informed the Supreme Court that the content of the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) still under the study of the Presidential Committee appointed to review the agreement.
Chan Chun Sing warns against renegotiating FTAs
Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing warned against reopening negotiations on free trade agreements (FTAs) and implementing inconsistent manpower policies.
MERCOSUR and Singapore – free trade agreement delayed due to COVID-19
Singapore and the Southern Common Market of South America (MERCOSUR) have experienced a delay in their FTA negotiations after Argentina announced its decision to withdraw from ongoing negotiations on potential trade deals.
S. Korea, Singapore begin talks on digital trade deal
South Korea and Singapore kicked off negotiations toward a digital trade deal, includes provisions for non-discriminatory treatment for electronic transactions, easing of barriers on cross-border data flow and consumer protection.
Digital trade agreement signed with Chile and Singapore
New Zealand’s government has today signed a digital trade agreement with Chile and Singapore.
Singapore: Russia’s new gateway to Southeast Asia?
A new free trade agreement with Singapore is giving Moscow unprecedented access to Southeast Asian markets.
Singapore minister says RCEP trade deal on track for year-end signing
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade deal is still on track to be signed by the end of 2020, Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said.
Singapore in touch with Mercosur bloc on FTA talks after Argentina pullout
Singapore said that it is in contact with South American bloc Mercosur after a member state pulled out of talks on new free trade agreements (FTAs) that the group is negotiating beyond the region.
Singapore, Australia agree to promote data connectivity, digital economy
Singapore and Australia have committed to allowing financial institutions to choose where their data is stored and prohibiting data localisation, among a raft of other agreements.
Pakistan to step up ties with Singapore
Pakistan is looking to step up its relations with Singapore in various fields with the possible signing of bilateral agreements and exchanging high level political visits between the two countries.
South American bloc’s new trade appetite has suitors calling
Mercosur is negotiating with South Korea, Canada and Singapore, while Indonesia and Vietnam are possible candidates. Plus, a deal with the European Free Trade Association is in its final stages.
UK keen on digital economy partnership with Singapore
Britain is looking at the digital economy as an area to strengthen its relationship with Singapore as both sides negotiate a new post-Brexit trade deal.
Singapore and New Zealand ratify upgraded trade agreement
In late December 2019, Singapore and New Zealand ratified the upgraded Closer Economic Partnership (ANZSCEP) agreement. The agreement came into force on January 1, 2020.
Singapore’s free trade deal with EU will apply to Britain during Brexit transition period: MTI
A free trade deal between Singapore and the European Union will continue to apply to Britain during its 11-month Brexit transition period starting on Saturday, the Ministry of Trade and Industry..
Economic diplomacy: APEC’s future, digital trade deals, and green debt
Malaysian PM Mahathir controls the credibility of APEC, and China controls how emerging economies cut carbon emissions.
Singapore concludes talks on digital trade agreement with Chile, New Zealand
Singapore, Chile and New Zealand concluded talks on an agreement over a common set of rules, standards and guidelines for global digital trade and commerce.
EAEU-Singapore FTA (2019)