US – Singapore Free Trade Agreement (USSFTA)

About this agreement

The US – Singapore Free Trade Agreement (USSFTA) eliminates tariffs for all of Singapore’s exports to the US. It gives tariff preference based on the exporter's declaration, waives Merchandising Processing Fees for Singapore originating products and safeguards market access. It also ensures a more predictable operating environment for service suppliers and provides protection for Singapore investors and investments in the US.
1 January 2004
Entry into force


Use the Tariff Finder to see if your product is eligible to enjoy this FTA's tariff concessions.

Alternatively, you can explore the following steps to check your eligibility.

  • Your product’s preferential rate
    Tariff preference given based on importer’s declaration; no application required.
  • Your product’s rule of origin

    Rules of origin are a set of criteria which determine a product's originating status in each respective FTA.

    It is put in place to ensure that only goods originating from the FTA partner countries will benefit from tariff concessions.

    Is your product
    obtained/produced entirely within Singapore?
    Your product is considered wholly obtained in Singapore
    Check if your product falls under the list of Product Specific Rules


Under the USSFTA, it is the importer who makes a claim for preferential treatment. The information regarding its qualification as an originating good has to be submitted by the exporter to the importer. The Singapore exporter has to self-certify that the product originated from Singapore. There is no prescribed format for the self-certification.


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