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Singapore and Australia to launch upgraded FTA

Four bilateral agreements signed on final day of PM Lee's visit Down Under

Singapore's Trade Minister Lim Hng Kiang (left) greets Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (second from right) in Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday. Also present were PM Lee and Mr Lim's Australian counterpart, Steven Ciobo.


SINGAPORE and Australia have completed the third review of their bilateral free-trade agreement (FTA), and the upgraded pact is expected to enter into force next year.

After a year-long negotiation, Singapore's Trade Minister Lim Hng Kiang and Australian Minister for