Singapore, EU In Talks On Strengthening Bilateral Digital Trade, Forming Partnership



Kang Wan Chern | The Straits Times

SINGAPORE – With an eye on tapping further growth, Singapore and Europe commenced talks in Brussels on Wednesday (Dec 8) to strengthen bilateral digital trade, with a longer-term goal of advancing towards a digital partnership.

In a Facebook post, Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations S. Iswaran said such an agreement will “facilitate cooperation in the digital economy” by lifting barriers, creating job opportunities, providing legal certainty for businesses and protecting consumers.

He is in Brussels to co-chair a trade committee meeting under the European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, which entered into force on Nov 21, 2019.

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