There is minimal value added by DEPA, even as a pathfinder for e-commerce proponents in the WTO and APEC. For critics of the TPP and CPTPP’s one-sided rules, DEPA reflects a wasted opportunity.
Negotiations have been concluded between Singapore and the Pacific Alliance, a trading bloc of four Latin American nations, on an agreement to collaborate on energy, digital economy, infrastructure and urban solutions, port management and logistics, and other areas.
It is still too early to hail a digital economy agreement between Singapore and Vietnam. And it will be an even longer road before Vietnam can align itself with Singapore’s digital trade standards so that both nations can reap the full benefits of any potential agreement.
Singapore will sign a free trade agreement (FTA) by the end of this year with the Pacific Alliance (PA), a trading bloc of four Latin American nations - Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
Singapore and the United Kingdom have negotiation talks on a digital economy agreement, UK-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement (UKSDEA).
Vietnam and Singapore have agreed to promote the early establishment of a joint technical working group on a digital partnership, towards a bilateral agreement on digital economy.
South Korea held a public hearing on its bid to join a global pact on the digital trade sector that covers a wider array of issues beyond conventional free trade agreements.
Togo and the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise are to sign an economic and technical partnership agreement, under which the West African nation will benefit from Singapore’s experience to develop its economy.
Singapore ratified the RCEP agreement on Friday, becoming the first participating country to do so in a multi-nation trade pact that brings together the 10 ASEAN economies as well as Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea.
Singapore has ratified the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement and become the first ASEAN member to do so.
Besides protection and dispute settlement, the BIT also includes several key changes in terms of application and restriction.
A bilateral investment treaty between Singapore and Indonesia has come into force after being ratified in a virtual meeting on March 9.
The UK and Singapore have since worked on the completion of the applicable legal requirements and procedures for the agreement’s entry into force February 11.
Google’s Singapore subsidiary could use a controversial ISDS provision in the Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement to demand millions in compensation over proposed Australian regulation for payment of news content.
The Digital Economy Partnership Agreement between New Zealand, Singapore, and Chile will enter into force today.
Australian taxpayers could be on the hook for compensation following a dispute between the Western Australian government and Clive Palmer’s Mineralogy, federal budget papers reveal.
Singapore is planning to sign a free trade agreement in 2021 with the Pacific Alliance, which consists of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, after making significant progress on it.
Britain hopes Singapore and Vietnam deals will bring it closer to joining Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Singapore signed a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United Kingdom to ensure that companies from both countries continue to enjoy the same benefits that they are receiving under the Republic’s FTA with the European Union.
Singapore is speaking with countries on developing further trade deals in the wake of last year’s pact with the European Union.