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Asia: China-Singapore FTA - Protocol to Upgrade Agreement

Updated: Dec 30, 2019

The protocol on upgrading the China-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (CSFTA) took effect on October 16, 2019. It was officially announced by the two sides on October 15 in Chongqing, according to an article from China Briefing. The announcement came after Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng and Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat co-chaired four important bilateral meetings.

The protocol upgrading the China-Singapore FTA covers cooperation in six sectors contained in the original CSFTA – rules of origin, customs procedures and trade facilitation, trade remedies, service trade, investment and economic cooperation and adds three new sectors – e-commerce, competition policies, and the environment.

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