Singapore has been pushing for the ratification of the European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA) as early as possible — but observers say that as it is a complex process involving all the different members of the EU, the goal will be a difficult one.
The European Union and Singapore initialled a free trade agreement on September 20 2013 that is expected to enter into force in late 2014 or early 2015. The agreement includes an investment chapter which is still under negotiation and thus missing from the text of the signed agreement.
Singapore is pushing for early ratification of the agreement so that it may come into force by 2015
Hungary has given its strong support for the early ratification of the European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
The economic partnership agreement between Taiwan and Singapore inked yesterday is likely to benefit manufacturing as well as to promote bilateral investment and trade, Economic Affairs Minister Chang Chia-juch (張家祝) said yesterday.
Taiwan yesterday signed a far-reaching free-trade agreement (FTA) with Singapore — the first of its kind with a Southeast Asian country — in a move the government said would boost the nation’s efforts to pursue further economic engagement with trading partners bilaterally and multilaterally.
Trade between the GCC and Singapore has declined by a fifth this year, but a newly ratified free trade agreement is shoring up officials’ optimism.
Trade in the first half of this year declined to US$30.2 billion from $38bn last year, partly due to lower Saudi oil shipments, said Singapore’s trade ministry.
The Saudi-Singapore Business Council is encouraging Saudi investors to invest in Singapore instead of Europe, using the GCC-Singapore FTA as a launching pad into China.
The recently disclosed text of the EU-Singapore FTA contains the much criticized retail price damages, known from the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), the treaty the European Parliament rejected last year.
The EU and Singapore Friday moved closer to signing a Free Trade Agreement after they released the draft text of the deal for approval and ratification by the two sides.
The Gulf Cooperation Council-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (GSFTA) came into effect on Sunday, 1 September.
The Singapore-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (SCRFTA) took effect on July 1.
EU High Representative, Catherine Ashton and Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law K. Shanmugam confirmed last Friday the conclusion of negotiations on an EU-Singapore Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA).
Singapore would like the ongoing review of its free trade agreement (FTA) with Japan to be an "ambitious review", and not one resulting in just minor adjustments, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in Tokyo on Wednesday, after meetings with its top leaders.
The EU Commission decided to keep the trade agreement with Singapore secret until it enters into force. With this decision the Commission betrays European citizens and democracy, according to the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII).
After two years of negotiations, Taiwan and Singapore may be close to signing a free trade agreement.
Talks on a Taiwan-Singapore free trade agreement "have nearly concluded" and are expected to yield a result in the first half of 2013, Taiwanese officials said Monday.
Singapore is keen to begin exploratory talks on a Free Trade Agreement with Turkey.
The EU and Singapore have clinched a free-trade agreement (FTA) - the second such deal between the 27-nation bloc and a major Asian trading partner.