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Programmes & schemes for market expansion

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GIA London Acceleration Programme
For Singapore-based tech startups looking to expand into the United Kingdom through London.
Collaboration Programme
UK–Singapore Collaborative R&D Call
For local startups/ SMEs to partner with UK companies on joint innovation projects.

Singapore’s Bilateral Agreements with the United Kingdom

  • UK Bilateral Agreement - 1

    United Kingdom – Singapore Free Trade Agreement (UKSFTA)

    The UKSFTA provides Singapore companies with greater access into UK, and will accord companies the same key benefits they received under EUSFTA.

    Under the UKSFTA, Singapore companies will enjoy key benefits ranging from the elimination of customs duties to liberal and flexible Rules of Origins for Singapore’s exports, improved market access to services sectors, enhanced opportunities in government procurement, reduced technical barriers in key sectors, and the enhanced protection of intellectual property rights.

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  • UK Bilateral Agreement - 2

    Singapore–UK Double Tax Avoidance Agreement (DTA)

    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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  • UK Bilateral Agreement - 3

    UK–Singapore Digital Economy Agreement (UKSDEA)

    A DEA establishes digital trade rules and digital economy collaborations between two or more economies.

    The UK–Singapore Digital Economy Agreement (UKSDEA) includes binding disciplines on cornerstones of the digital economy, such as data, as well as cooperative elements in a wide range of emerging and innovative areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Fintech and Regtech, digital identifies and legal technology.

Guides & tools

Access our comprehensive resources on market entry, exporting regulations and business culture to support your expansion into the UK.

Insights into the UK’s business environment
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