International Agreements

In addition to Singapore’s strong internal infrastructure and pro-trade policies, its international network of agreements further enhances its attractiveness for investment holding, making Singapore the logical choice for trade and investment. 


Avoidance Double Taxation Agreement

76 Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreements

An Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Singapore and another country serves to prevent double taxation of income earned in one country by a resident of the other country. It also makes clear the taxing rights between Singapore and her treaty partner on different types of income arising from cross-border economic activities between the two countries. 

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Investment Guarantee Agreements

40 Investment Guarantee Agreements

An Investment Guarantee Agreement (IGA) is designed to promote greater investment flows between two countries. It provides a legal framework setting out investment norms and protection when investing in the other country. The usual provisions of an IGA include the principle of fair and equitable treatment; the principle of non-discrimination compensation in the event of expropriation; free transfer of funds; and investor-state dispute settlement mechanism.

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Free Trade Agreement Portal

22 Free Trade Agreements/ Economic Partnership Agreements

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) are treaties which make trade and investments between 2 or more economies easier. Singapore’s network of 22 implemented FTAs/EPAs make international business simpler for Singapore-based exporters.

To find out how FTAs can work for you, visit the FTA website.

View the Agreement Between Singapore and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (Chinese Taipei) on Economic Partnership (ASTEP).

Singapore is party to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the world’s largest free trade agreement, covering 40% of the global economy. Find more information here.

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