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Syllabus of the Subject

Foreign Trade and Business in Singapore

  1. Introduction to Singapore (Southeast Asia, ASEAN)
  2. Singaporean Economy
    1. Advantages of Singapore
    2. Key Singaporean industry sectors
  3. International Trade of Singapore
    1. Port of Singapore
  4. Investment in Singapore
    1. Setting up a company in Singapore
  5. Case Study:
    1. Hyflux
    2. Temasek
    3. Made in Singapore
  6. Access to the Singaporean Market
  7. Business Plan for Singapore

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in Singapore” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Singaporean Economy and Global Trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in Singapore
  3. To understand the role of Singapore as a gateway to the Southeast Asian markets (ASEAN)
  4. To explore the Singaporean trade relations with the country of the student
  5. To know the Singaporean Trade Agreements
  6. To examine the profile of the Singaporean Companies
  7. To develop a business plan for the Singaporean Market

Business in Singapore:
Singapore-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Asia Masters, Doctorate (Global Business, Foreign Trade)

The Subject “Business in Singapore” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate: World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Course: Taoism, Confucianism & Business.

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English (or Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Singapur Study Doctorate in International Business in French Singapour).

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Singapore”: 3 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: three weeks

Foreign Trade and Business in Southeast Asia (ASEAN)

Masters adapted to Singapore, Masters, International Business Trade Singaporean Students.

International Trade and Business in Singapore.

Singapore is the second most competitive economy in the World and the most competitive small economy in the World.

Global Transport and Logistics. Online Education (Course, Doctorate, Master)

Transport and Logistics in Singapore
  1. Port of Singapore
  2. Nanning-Singapore Corridor
    1. Pan-Beibu Gulf Economic Zone
  3. Asia-Africa Corridor
  4. Access to the East-West Economic Corridor (Myanmar-Thailand-Laos-Vietnam)

Nanning (China)-Singapore Economic Corridor, Road Transportation

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

Singaporean Free Trade Agreements and Market Access:

  1. Singapore and the Buddhist Economic Area
  2. ASEAN
    1. ASEAN Economic Community
    2. ASEAN Free-Trade Area
    3. Singaporean Free Trade Agreements (as an ASEAN member): Australia-New Zealand, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, the EU, Japan, Korea, Russia, and Pakistan
  3. APEC
  4. Indian-Ocean Rim Association
  5. Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
  6. Regional Comprehensive Economic Association
  7. India-Singapore Agreement
  8. China-Singapore FTA
  9. Singapore-South Korea FTA
  10. Singapore-Australia FTA
  11. Singapore-Japan FTA
  12. U.S.-Singapore FTA
  13. Singapore-New Zealand FTA
  14. Singapore-EU FTA
  15. Singapore-EFTA
  16. Jordan-Singapore FTA
  17. Singapore-Peru FTA
  18. Singapore-Panama FTA
  19. Turkey-Singapore FTA
  20. UK-Singapore Free Trade and Economic Integration Agreement
  21. Costa Rica-Singapore FTA
  22. Taiwan-Singapore FTA
  23. GCC-Singapore FTA
  24. Global System of Trade Preferences

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

  1. WTO
    1. Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
    2. GATS
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    5. Agreement on Safeguards
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention
  3. Hamburg Rules (Sea)
  4. IRU
  5. ICS
  6. BIC (Containers)
  7. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  8. IMO 
    1. Istanbul Convention - not a member
  9. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member

Japan-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

Asian Economic Institutions

  1. Asian Development Bank
  2. Colombo Plan
  3. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership
  4. Boao Forum for Asia
  5. Asia Cooperation Dialogue
  6. ESCAP
  7. Asia-Middle East Dialogue

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. UN
  2. WB
  3. WTO
  4. IMF
  5. PEEC

Indian-Ocean Rim Association IORA, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius...

  1. Capital of the Republic of Singapore: Singapore City
  2. Singaporean Population: 5.5 million people
  3. Singaporean Area: 719.1 km²
  4. There are four official languages in Singapore: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil
  5. 74% of the Singaporean population are Chinese, 13% are Malays and 9% Indians
  6. Type of Government of Singapore: Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Republic
  7. Singaporean Independence: 1963 (UK)
  8. Near countries to Singapore: Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand

Religions in Singapore:

  1. Buddhism (33%)
  2. Christianity (18%)
  3. Islam (15%)
  4. Taoism (11%)
  5. Hinduism (5%)
  6. Singapore has a significant Confucianism influence on his culture

Buddhism and Global Business

Singapore belongs to the Buddhist Civilization / Sinic Civilization

Pan-Beibu Gulf Economic Zone, China, ASEAN, Brunei Philippines Indonesia

Singaporean Economy:

  1. Singapore consistently scores at the top levels in global and regional rankings. These range from political risk to workforce productivity, from quality of life to forecasts for making profits
  2. Singapore is the second most competitive economy (World Competitiveness Yearbook), the seventh most competitive economy (Global Competitiveness), and the ninth in the Business Competitiveness Index
  3. The economy of Singapore is the second freest economy in the World (Heritage Foundation)
  4. Singapore is a world leader in all the ten fields of economic freedom
  5. More than 26,000 international firms are established in Singapore
  6. Currency: Singapore Dollar (SGD)
  7. Singaporean GDP by sector
    1. Services: 75%
    2. Industry: 25%

China-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

International Trade of Singapore

  1. Top exports of Singapore: electronics, chemicals, and services
  2. Top trade partners of Singapore: France, Germany, the UK, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Australia

Singapore has in force several Free Trade Agreements.

Singapore has the most extensive Free Trade Agreement network in Asia. Trade Agreements have been signed with the U.S., Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the EFTA, Jordan, China, Chile, South Korea, India, and Panama.

Singapore Free Trade Agreements (Concluded/Signed)
- Costa Rica
- Gulf Cooperation Council

Singapore Free Trade Agreements (actual/Negotiations)
- Canada
- Mexico
- Pakistan
- Ukraine.

Singapore Free Trade Agreements

India-Singapore Agreement:
India-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Singapore-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Singapore-Australia Agreement

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Panama-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

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