Third Review of SAFTA
In June this year, the Prime Ministers of Australia and Singapore announced the third review of the Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA), which is to be concluded by July 2016. The Review was launched as an initiative under the Australia-Singapore Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
The decision by Prime Ministers reflects a commitment by both governments to advance deeper economic integration between our countries.
The Review follows the conclusion of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement in October, which included both Australia and Singapore. Australia is seeking to modernise SAFTA and build on the TPP.
The SAFTA Review will consider enhancements to SAFTA in areas such as goods trade, services, investment and government procurement.
Submissions may be sent to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at: firstname.lastname@example.org
All contributions to the SAFTA Review are welcome, including comments, background material and analytical material.