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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.
Singapore and Eurasian Economic Commission sign MOU to expand economic cooperation
The first step towards a free trade agreement (FTA) between Singapore and the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) was taken, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen ties.
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.
Singapore minister calls for resumption of EU-ASEAN free trade talks - report
Singapore’s trade and industry minister has called for a resumption of free trade talks between the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations now that problems over Myanmar have been removed, a German newspaper said.
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.
Could haze in Asia give rise to treaty claims?
The smoke haze that has engulfed Singapore, Malaysia and other parts of Southeast Asia for two months could violate international law and be the subject of an investment treaty claim against Indonesia.
EU-Singapore FTA (2015)
Authentic text as of May 2015
Privacy and ISDS after Safe Harbour invalidation: Singapore FTA
The Court of Justice of the EU should assess whether the trade agreement with Singapore is compatible with the EU Treaties and Charter of fundamental rights before it enters into force.
Singapore concludes free trade negotiations with Turkey
Turkey and Singapore have concluded negotiations for the Turkey-Singapore Free Trade Agreement.
GE issues – The Trans-Pacific Partnership and our political will
What TPP means for Singapore, politics and you.
Relations Maurice/Singapour : vers un accord de partenariat économique
Les deux pays se dirigent vers un accord de partenariat économique afin d’établir un mécanisme collaboratif dans plusieurs domaines.
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.
Indonesia not renewing 2005 bilateral agreement
Indonesia has informed Singapore that it does not want to continue with a bilateral agreement signed in 2005 by both countries to promote greater investment flows, and this is an issue that must be addressed for both nations to boost economic ties, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Switzerland to upgrade existing trade agreements
Switzerland has expressed interest to upgrade its Bilateral Investment Treaty with Sri Lanka.
Singapore breaks new ground as arbitration hub
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes hears its first case outside of US, France
ISDS in EU-Singapore deal too favourable to corporations, should be modified according to lead MEP David Martin
David Martin MEP (S&D, UK), the European Parliament’s rapporteur on the EU-Singapore trade deal, criticises the infamous ISDS (investor-to-state dispute settlement) part of the agreement.
LGBT members of Congress object to free-trade deal with countries criminalizing LGBT people
Five out LGBT members of Congress objected to the inclusion of two countries with anti-LGBT laws in a free trade deal that the Obama administration is currently negotiating and seeking to fast-track it for adoption.
EU urged to move fast to ratify FTA with S’pore
Singapore and Germany urged European Union members to ratify the EU-Singapore free trade agreement (FTA) expeditiously, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel saying it was in Europe’s interest to do so quickly.
PNG govt ordered to stop interfering in SDP
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes has ordered Papua New Guinea’s government to stop interfering in the management of PNG Sustainable Development Program.
Seven things you should know about EU-Singapore ISDS
Lock-in, no institutional safeguards for independence, perverse incentives, no separation of powers, automatic consent, ripe for exploitation, sovereign debt instruments included, open to the world, and a strategic mistake. Former trade commissioner De Gucht left us a Gordian Knot, writes Ante Wessels.