India – Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA)

About this agreement

The India – Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) eliminates tariffs on 81% of Singapore’s exports to India, making Singapore products more competitive and allowing exporters to increase their exports to India’s large consumer market on products such as food, plastics, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and mechanical appliances.

Through this agreement, India has also enhanced its market access commitments for Singapore service providers. These commitments provide Singapore-based companies with the opportunity to build market expertise and expand internationally in areas such as finance, engineering, tourism, logistics, construction, medical, research and development, and computer services.
1 August 2005
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
    Find out the preferential rate for your product
  • 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 or India?
    Your product is considered wholly obtained in Singapore or India
    35% of its contents must originate from Singapore or India; AND non-originating raw materials must have undergone at least a change in the first 6 digits of the HS code.
    The product satisfies the Product Specific Rules as specified in Annex 3A.


Singapore Customs is the authorised body in Singapore for FTA Preferential Certificate of Origin (PCO) application.

If your product is eligible, follow these application steps to enjoy tariff concessions:
  1. Register your factory with Singapore Customs using the Manufacturer's Application Form
  2. Submit the Manufacturing Cost Statement
  3. Apply for a Preferential Certificate of Origin (PCO)

The process from registration to receiving the PCO typically takes less than one month.

Learn more about the rules of PCO

Submit your application
Apply for a PCO with export permit under India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) via TradeNet.


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