Japan – Singapore Economic Partnership Agreement (JSEPA)

About this agreement

The Japan – Singapore Economic Partnership Agreement (JSEPA) eliminates 92.1% of tariffs for Singapore’s exports to Japan. It safeguards market access, ensures a more predictable operating environment for service suppliers, and provides protection for Singapore investors and investments in Japan.

The JSEPA 2007 review resulted in improved market access for goods, revised rules of origin, improved specific commitments for financial services, revised customs procedures, and technical alterations to provisions on competition.
30 November 2002
Entry into force
1 January 2008
JSEPA 2007 Review


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
  • 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.


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 the Japan – Singapore Economic Partnership Agreement (JSEPA) via TradeNet.


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