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The Singaporean government has taken on a very active programme of FTA negotiations, further deepening its position as a business hub of Southeast Asia. It has signed bilateral deals with New Zealand (2000), Japan (2002), EFTA (2002), Australia (2003), the US (2003), Jordan (2004), the quadrilateral Pacific 4 (2005), India (2005), Korea (2005), Panama (2006), Peru (2008), China (2008), Qatar (2008), the Gulf Cooperation Council (2008) and Costa Rica (2010). Negotiations with Mexico, Canada, Colombia, SACU, Egypt, Ukraine, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are ongoing. There has been talk of further FTAs with Iran and Morocco.

Additionally, Singapore is part of the ASEAN bloc which is currently working towards an FTA with the EU, India, and Australia/New Zealand, as well as full implementation of the deal with China.

last update: May 2012
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Singapore and New Zealand to enter digital trade agreement
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Singapore plans to sign free trade agreement with Pacific Alliance in 2021
Singapore is planning to sign a free trade agreement in 2021 with the Pacific Alliance, which consists of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, after making significant progress on it.
Singapore and Britain ink free trade deal
Singapore signed a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United Kingdom to ensure that companies from both countries continue to enjoy the same benefits that they are receiving under the Republic’s FTA with the European Union.
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Singapore is speaking with countries on developing further trade deals in the wake of last year’s pact with the European Union.
Petition against Singapore FTA taken up before SC
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Chan Chun Sing warns against renegotiating FTAs
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MERCOSUR and Singapore – free trade agreement delayed due to COVID-19
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India, US could strike a ’smaller’ trade deal in the coming weeks: Indian envoy
India and the US could strike a “smaller” trade deal in the coming weeks, India’s ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu has said.
Singapore: Russia’s new gateway to Southeast Asia?
A new free trade agreement with Singapore is giving Moscow unprecedented access to Southeast Asian markets.