The European Parliament has now approved the free trade pact between the European Union (EU) and the Republic of Singapore – the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA). The trade pact signals both sides’ strong commitment to free trade at a time of increasing protectionism and is also seen as a prelude to a future FTA between the EU and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Ranked for 12 consecutive years in the top three countries in the World Bank’s (WB) Ease of Doing Business index, Singapore is one of the most attractive places for businesses worldwide. Read more about Singapore’s latest FDI trends and outlook for 2019 in our latest article.
An Introduction to Doing Business in Singapore 2019, designed to introduce the fundamentals of investing in Singapore, is out now and available for complimentary download in the Asia Briefing Publication Store.
Singapore and China has signed an upgrade of their bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The expanded trade pact is expected to deepen trade and investment between the two countries, while affording Singaporean firms expanded market access in China.
With effect from August 31, 2018, three key legislative changes have been made to the Singapore compliance landscape in a bid to uphold the country’s business-friendly reputation. Read our latest article to know what these key amendments are.
Read our latest article to understand corporate taxation and the currently available tax incentives for tax resident companies in Singapore.
In this article, South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk highlights the measures companies should adopt to protect their IP rights in Singapore’s ICT industry.
With a high concentration of financial institutions across banking, insurance, and asset management sectors, Singapore offers an exceptional platform for FinTech solutions. Read more in our latest article.
For expatriate workers and their employers in Singapore, understanding the process to obtain a valid employment permit is vital. Read more about the various work passes and permits issued to expatriates planning to work in Singapore.
In this article, we look at recent updates to the Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) and their implications for the trade and investment relations between the two countries.