EENI Global Business School
Business in Singapore

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Singapore

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Singapore (Southeast Asia, ASEAN)
  2. Singaporean Economy
    1. Advantages of Singapore
    2. Key Singaporean industry sectors
  3. International Trade (Import, Export) of Singapore
    1. Port of Singapore
  4. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) 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 “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of Singapore” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Singaporean Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of 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 Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  6. To examine the profile of the Singaporean Companies
  7. To develop a business plan for the Singaporean Market
The Subject “Business in Singapore” belongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: Asian Business, World Trade
  2. Diploma: Business in the ASEAN Markets
  3. Masters: Business in Asia, International Business, Foreign Trade
  4. Course: Taoism, Confucianism & Business

EENI Online Masters and Doctorates in Global Business adapted to the Singapore, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Singaporean Students.

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English (or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Singapur Study, Master in International Business in French Singapour)

  1. Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Singapore”: 3 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: three weeks
Online Students, Master in International Business and Foreign Trade


Sample of the Subject (Doing Business in Singapore):
Singapore-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Singapore.

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

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

Singaporean Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and Market Access:

  1. Singapore and the Buddhist Economic Area
  2. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
    1. ASEAN Economic Community
    2. ASEAN Free-Trade Area (AFTA)
    3. Singaporean Free Trade Agreements (as an ASEAN member): Australia-New Zealand, Canada, China, India, European Union, Japan, Korea, Russia, and Pakistan
  3. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  4. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  5. Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP)
  6. Singaporean Agreements: Australia, China, Jordan, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, European Free Trade Association, and the United States. EU-Singapore Partnership and Cooperation Agreement

Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
    1. Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
    2. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement)
    3. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    4. Agreement on Safeguards (SG)
    5. Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
  2. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention
  3. Hamburg Rules
  4. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
    1. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC) - not a member
    2. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission - not a member

Japan-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

Asian Trade and Economic Organisations

  1. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  2. Colombo Plan
  3. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership
  4. Boao Forum for Asia
  5. Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)
  6. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Global Organisations

  1. United Nations (UN)
  2. World Bank (WB)
  3. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  4. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Republic of Singapore

  1. Capital of Singapore: Singapore City
  2. Singaporean Population: 5.5 million people
  3. Singaporean Area: 719.1 square kilometres
  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 (United Kingdom)
  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

Singapore belongs to the Buddhist Civilisation / Sinic Civilisation

Nanning (China)-Singapore Economic Corridor, Road Transportation Course

Singaporean Economy:

  1. The Republic of 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. The Republic of 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 the Republic 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%

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam

International Trade of Singapore

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

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

Singapore Business

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

Singapore has in force several Free Trade Agreements (FTA).

Singapore has the most extensive Free Trade Agreement network in Asia. Trade Agreements have been signed with the United States, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), Jordan, China, Chile, South Korea, India, and Panama.

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

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

Samples - Business in Singapore

China-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Singapore-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Brunei, the United States, Chile, New Zealand, Singapore

Indian-Ocean Rim Association IORA, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, the Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania...

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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