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EU-Singapore trade and investment agreements: Final text (Apr 2018)
Authentic texts as of April 2018
PACC Offshore seeks compensation from Mexico for vessel charter investments
PACC Offshore Services Holdings has filed a notice of arbitration against Mexico under the bilateral investment treaty between the United Mexican States and Singapore governments.
Asean gets tough on the US over trade, but tiptoes around South China Sea build-up
With Singapore as chair of the regional bloc this year, China has an advantage as the focus shifts from geopolitics to trade and investment.
EU and Singapore successfully on Trade and Investment Protection Agreements
The European Commission has given the green light to clear an EU-Singapore trade and investment agreements that aim to take bilateral relations to a new level.
EU pushes to hasten start of Japan trade deal
The European Commission put forward a proposed free-trade agreement with Japan for fast-track approval, hoping to avoid a repeat of the public protests that nearly derailed a trade pact with Canada.
Singapore signs Belt and Road deal
Singapore has signed an agreement with China to strengthen cooperation on its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, aiming to expand the city-state’s involvement.
Vivian Balakrishnan, Wang Yi stress importance of upholding free trade
Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing on Sunday, with both reaffirming bilateral ties and stressing the importance of upholding free trade.
Singapore, Australia to redouble efforts to conclude RCEP ‘most desirably’ within this year
Just a week after signing the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) with nine other countries, Singapore and Australia vowed to “redouble” efforts to conclude an ambitious free-trade agreement among 16 Asia-Pacific countries this year.
Singapore-EU to push ratification of free trade deal this year
The negotiations on EUSFTA were concluded in October 2014. When ratified, it will be the first trade deal implemented by EU and an ASEAN member state.
Singapore-EU to push ratification of free trade deal this year
Singapore and European Union (EU) have committed to facilitate the ratification of their trade and investment deal by the end of 2018 and push its entry into force soon thereafter.
Singapore calls on ASEAN to enhance economic integration
Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang said on Thursday all ASEAN members must keep pursuing deeper economic integration and liberalization so that citizens can enjoy the benefits of their collective community efforts.
Joint Indonesia-Singapore initiatives progressing well, says Retno
It includes inroads on a bilateral investment treaty to strengthen economic cooperation.
SL-S’pore FTA sparks investment interest among NZ firms
The recently signed Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement has been able to create a lot of enthusiasm among New Zealand companies operating in Singapore.
Pacific Alliance, associate members advance trade talks, eye new economic opportunities
The talks brought together officials from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Singapore with the Pacific Alliance coalition made up of four Latin American countries – Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.
United in mixity? The future of the EU common commercial policy in light of the CJEU’s recent case law
The European Commission reportedly proposed a model for the fast track ratification of trade deals that should be applied for the first time to the new trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand.
Mode 4 not opened in FTA Singapore rejects SL request
The Singapore government has rejected a request from the Sri Lankan government for the movement of natural person (mode 4) be completely opened under the Free Trade Agreement.
Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA comes with govt’s ‘Look East’ policy: What does it mean?
So what does the government mean by ‘Looking East?’ Is it simply a buzz-word thrown in for good measure, in the process of marketing the Singapore FTA to the public? Does it point to some confusion at a policy level? Or is it terminology advised by external forces guiding policy?
Singapore and Sri Lanka sign free trade agreement
Sri Lanka and Singapore signed a Free Trade Agreement deepening the economic ties and facilitating greater trade flows between the two countries.
Serious malpractices in the negotiation process of the free trade agreements
Professional National Front, an alliance of the professional associations and trade unions have observed serious violations of the law, best practices and hence the good governance in the negotiation process of the free trade Agreement. They took steps to inform all ministers of the cabinet including the president, in writing but their plea has not been heard.
Don’t sign FTA with Singapore: Professionals tell Govt.
Ahead of the Sri Lankan government’s move to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Singapore, a collective of professional movements have expressed grave concerns and stated that there were serious violations of the law, best practices and good governance in the negotiation process of the agreement.