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The European Union and Singapore have negotiated a Free Trade Agreement and an Investment Protection Agreement.

The agreements aim to:

  • remove nearly all customs duties and get rid of overlapping bureaucracy;
  • improve trade for goods like electronics, food products and pharmaceuticals;
  • stimulate green growth, remove trade obstacles for green technology and create opportunities for environmental services, and;
  • encourage EU companies to invest more in Singapore, and Singaporean companies to invest more in the EU.

The EU-Singapore trade and investment protection agreements were signed on 19 October 2018. The European Parliament gave its consent to the agreements on 13 February 2019.

EU Member States endorsed the trade agreement on 8 November 2019. It entered into force on 21 November 2019. The investment protection agreement will enter into force after it has been ratified by all EU Member States according to their own national procedures.

The EU-Singapore Agreement in 60 seconds

A quick overview of the deal

EU-Singapore trade in your town

Learn about each EU country's exports to Singapore.

Singapore information page

Discover the current trade relations between the EU and Singapore

Texts of the agreements

Read the authentic texts of the agreement.

Exporters' stories

Get inspired by some of the small EU firms already exporting to Singapore.