Programmes & schemes for market expansion

GIA programme - 1
Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) Bangalore
For Singapore-based tech startups and SMEs looking to expand into India through Bangalore.
Global Talent Tech Alliance - India
Global Tech Talent Alliance in India
Access a curated list of established in-market service providers and tap local talent to better navigate local regulations and accelerate market entry.
Open Innovation Challenge
India Open Innovation Challenge (IOIC) 2022
The IOIC connects innovative startups and SMEs with India's corporates for the co-development of solutions for the India market.
India - CII
Smart Manufacturing Platform with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
The Singapore microsite highlights i4.0 developments and the capabilities of Singapore companies. These companies are listed in an e-directory, and are also involved in virtual tours which allow CII members to interact and virtually visit their sites to view the solutions in application.

Singapore’s Bilateral Agreements with India

  • India Bilateral Agreements -1

    Singapore–India Free Trade Agreement

    The bilateral Singapore–India Free Trade Agreement, known as the India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA), signed between India and Singapore enhances Singapore-based companies' access to the vast Indian market and boosts bilateral trade and investment.

    Free Trade Agreements are treaties which make trade and investment between two or more economies easier. In addition to tariff elimination, CECA provides a more open and predictable business environment across a range of areas in both countries.

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  • India Bilateral Agreements - 2

    ASEAN–India Free Trade Area (AIFTA)

    The bilateral AIFTA signed between India and ASEAN enhances ASEAN-based companies' access to the Indian market and boosts bilateral trade and investment.

    As a member state of ASEAN, Singapore is part of the ASEAN Free Trade Area. Through the establishment of the ASEAN–India Free Trade Area (AIFTA), Singapore and India have eliminated or reduced tariffs for 90% of the goods traded between ASEAN and India.

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  • India Bilateral Agreements - 3

    Singapore–India Double Tax Avoidance Agreements (DTAs)

    DTAs provide relief from double taxation in the situation where income is subject to tax for both countries.

    The provisions of the DTA apply to persons who are residents of one or both of the Contracting States. Please refer to IRAS for more information.

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Guides & tools

Access our comprehensive resources on market entry, export regulations and business culture to support your expansion into India.

Global Talent Mobility Guide for India
Doing Business in India