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Changes to the Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Wednesday, 12 October 2016  
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On 13 October 2016, in Canberra, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism, and Investment and Mr Lim Hng Kiang, Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Investment signed the Agreement to Amend SAFTA (Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement).  Of particular interest to many of our members will be the amendments that affect the services sector, as the agreement aims to boost the competitiveness of Australia’s services exporters by addressing their ability to establish themselves in Singapore, have their employees work in Singapore, and have qualifications recognised by Singapore agencies.