Understanding Services in Free Trade Agreements – Architectural, Engineering and Urban Planning Services

Tue, 31 Oct, 2017, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (GMT+8)
IE Singapore, Little Red Dot Seminar Room 230 Victoria Street #10-00 Bugis Junction Office Tower

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Understanding Services in Free Trade Agreements - Architectural, Engineering and Urban Planning Services
31 October 2017

2016 marked a shift in global sentiment from liberalisation towards protectionism, with key events such as Brexit and the withdrawal of the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) painting a seemingly bleak picture for trade. Yet, opportunities remain aplenty for Singapore especially in our region through the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, as well as with major trading partners across Asia.
 
Services trade has also grown in importance, as reflected by the increasing proportion of services trade in many developing countries’ economies. In 2016, Singapore’s exports of services grew to an all-time high of S$206.7 billion, with exports of architectural and engineering services amounting to $377.8 million and $5.2 billion respectively.
 
In the face of an increasingly unpredictable trading environment, Singapore’s Free Trade Agreements (FTA) network serves as an ‘insurance’ to provide legal certainty and stability for our companies engaged in services trade.

HIGHLIGHTS 

This roundtable provides an overview of trade in services, and would help companies gain a deeper understanding of the following issues: 
  • What are the relevant trade rules for services in FTAs?
  • How do I read a services schedule?
  • What are my trading partners obligated to give me?
  • Which markets should I consider venturing into?
  • What are the ongoing developments in international fora pertaining to environmental services?  

EVENT DETAILS

Date  : 31 Oct 2017, Tuesday
Time : 3.30pm - 5.00 pm
Venue : Little Red Dot, IE Singapore
  230 Victoria Street #10-00   
  Bugis Junction Office Tower
Fee : Free-of-charge

REGISTRATION
Please email the Trade Advisory Division at epd@iesingapore.gov.sgwith your name,
designation, company name and contact details.
For any further clarifications, please contact Selvi at +65 64334436

Understanding Services in Free Trade Agreements – Architectural, Engineering and Urban Planning Services

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