China, Singapore starts negotiations on upgrading Free Trade Agreement

china-singapore-starts-negotiations-on-upgrading-free-trade-agreementChina and Singapore today began negotiations to upgrade a bilateral Free Trade Agreement as the two nations marked 25 years of establishment of diplomatic relations with a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Xi and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the launch of negotiations to upgrade the China-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (CSFTA) on the second day of Xi’s state visit to the country.

Singapore Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang and China’s Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng exchanged letters to signal the start of discussions to review the FTA that came into force in 2009. Read More

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