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S. Korea, Singapore aim to strike digital trade deal this year
South Korea and Singapore agreed to conclude their digital trade pact in 2021 in a move to deepen broader trade and economic ties, Seoul’s trade ministry said.
Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) text (Jun 2020)
Singapore backs Beijing’s CPTPP bid, Chinese ministry says
Singapore has welcomed China’s application to join the CPTPP trade agreement, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.
Chile sees ‘long line’ of nations looking to join digital partnership initiative
Chile sees growing interest from several nations in joining the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement, an international treaty brokered last year by the country and fellow APEC members New Zealand and Singapore.
Dhaka to start feasibility study on PTA or FTA with Singapore
Dhaka has started the process to conduct a feasibility study on signing either a PTA or FTA with Singapore, aiming to further strengthen economic and trade ties with the Southeast Asian country, officials said.
South Korea preparing to join Digital Economy Partnership Agreement
South Korean Trade Minister saying that South Korea would make an official announcement this month on its accession to the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement.
DEPA lacks added value
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.
Singapore, Pacific Alliance conclude negotiations on free trade pact
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.
Vietnam, Singapore begin negotiations on digital trade agreement
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 to ink free trade deal with Latin American bloc by end of 2021
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 UK start negotiation talks on a digital economy
Singapore and the United Kingdom have negotiation talks on a digital economy agreement, UK-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement (UKSDEA).
Vietnam, Singapore to work towards bilateral agreement on digital economy
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.
S. Korea seeks to join DEPA, promote digital trade
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 to sign economic partnership agreement with the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise
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 ratifies mega free trade agreement RCEP
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 ratifies ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement
Singapore has ratified the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement and become the first ASEAN member to do so.
Four key points from the ratification of the Indonesia-Singapore bilateral investment treaty
Besides protection and dispute settlement, the BIT also includes several key changes in terms of application and restriction.
Bilateral investment treaty between Singapore and Indonesia comes into force
A bilateral investment treaty between Singapore and Indonesia has come into force after being ratified in a virtual meeting on March 9.
UK-Singapore free trade deal enters into force today
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 could use ISDS to sue Australia for millions over regulation for payment of news content
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.