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Singapore ratifies new trans-pacific trade deal
Singapore ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), becoming the third nation to do so after Mexico and Japan
Singapore to push for quick EU ratification of free trade deal
Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing is expected to push for the speedy ratification of the European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement when he meets with his EU counterparts.
India, Singapore conclude second review of trade pact
While the first review of the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement between India and Singapore was concluded in 2007, the second review was launched in 2010.
American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore urges US to rejoin Trans-Pacific trade pact
The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham Singapore) has called on the US to join the trade pact which replaced the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), from which the US withdrew in January 2017.
Singapore deepens ties with Kenya, Rwanda
Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam meets their govt leaders, discusses ways to boost cooperation in various areas.
Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA challenged in Supreme Court
President’s Counsel Sanjeeva Jayawardane impugned before the Supreme Court that the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Sri Lanka has entered into with Singapore is inimical to the interests of Sri Lanka.
Singapore’s Deputy PM in Rwanda for a two-day working visit
Singapore and Rwanda will sign an agreement on bilateral investment treaty.
Sri Lanka–Singapore FTA: An agreement between a giant and a child
The trade deal between Singapore and Sri Lanka is not seen that of ’equals’ to create economic relations. The difference is not pertaining to their respective economic powers but their legal and regulatory frameworks.
Singapore, Kenya ink two pacts to boost investment flows
Singapore and Kenya signed two agreements yesterday, a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) and an Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation (DTA), to promote greater investment flows.
Singapore, India trade pact review: tariff cuts, flexible rules of origin announced under CECA
Singapore and India have concluded the second review of their preferential trade pact – the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA).
Singapore FTA: JO challenges Malik to a debate
The joint opposition today challenged Minister Malik Samarawickrama to a debate on the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Singapore and urged President Maithripala Sirisena to suspend the FTA.
Singapore, India to cut tariffs on 30 more products after trade pact review
Singapore and India will reduce or remove tariffs on a further 30 products, improve rules of origin and facilitate mutual recognition of nursing standards following the second review of the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) between the two countries.
Mahendran played key role in signing FTA: Dayasiri
SLFP MP Dayasiri Jayasekara alleged today that former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran, who was in Singapore, had played the key role in signing the Free Trade Agreement between Sri Lanka and Singapore.
“FTA violates President’s program for food production” – Aruna Kantha Bandara
The Sri Lanka Singapore Free Trade Agreement has raised serious concern among many industries.
Pacific Alliance, associate members enter fourth negotiating round, look to clinch deal by July
The four-country Pacific Alliance consists of Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. The coalition aims to achieve the goal, launched nearly a year ago, of conferring a new associate member status to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Singapore.
Doctors to go on strike tomorrow against FTA with Singapore
Government doctors are to stage a token strike tomorrow against the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Sri Lanka and Singapore.
Sri Lanka FTAs: stupidity or treachery?
The President of Sri Lanka expressed that his government will safeguard the local industrialists. In several occasions, he has mentioned that the government does not want to go for trade agreements that are deleterious to the country’s economy. However, in January this year, the president was seated in the high chair clapping when the bilateral trade agreement with Singapore is signed, which liberalized the country’s service sector effectively for the first time.
Govt. responds to Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA detractors
In response to concerns raised by some professional associations last week concerning the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA), the Development Strategies and International Trade Ministry in a detailed response said the movement of natural persons from Singapore has not been opened except for intra-corporate transferees in senior management and business visitors linked to investments.
Professionals say Sri Lankan govt. rushed into Singapore FTA
In Sri Lanka, the top professional bodies representing engineers, architects, town planners and quantity surveyors and other related professions this week charged that the government has rushed into signing the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) without having proper legal frameworks in place to ensure job security of local professionals and the possible entry of under-qualified overseas professionals.
FTA with Singapore detrimental to Sri Lanka: JO
The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed with Singapore is detrimental to the country because it would allow the flowing in of cheap labour from countries such as India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, the joint opposition said today.