Singapore’s Bilateral Agreements with Qatar
Gulf Cooperation Council – Singapore Free Trade Agreement (GSFTA)
The GSFTA aims to enhance Singapore's growing economic relations and trade with the Gulf Cooperation Council.
FTAs are treaties which make trade and investment between two or more economies easier. The Gulf Cooperation Council – Singapore Free Trade Agreement (GSFTA) entered into force in September 2013. The FTA aims to enhance Singapore's growing economic relations and trade with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), consisting of six countries in the Middle East – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The GSFTA eliminates most tariffs (up to 99%) on Singapore exports into the GCC. Find out how you can benefit from tariff concessions with Qatar.
Singapore–Qatar 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.
Singapore–Qatar Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT)BITs aim to promote greater investment flows between two countries by protecting the interests of their investors.
The Singapore-Qatar BIT was signed in October 2017. Singapore investors will be granted protection such as non-discriminatory treatment compared with other foreign investments, protection from illegal seizure of property, and the freedom to transfer capital and returns in and out of the country.