British Columbia and Singapore

With one of Asia’s highest levels of GDP per capita, Singapore has established a highly developed and politically stable market. Singapore is a hub for distribution, logistics and financial services and acts as a strong trade and investment location. Singapore has a relatively small and affluent population with low levels of unemployment and high levels of disposable income, making it a prospective place to expand and invest in business.

Trade & Investment Highlights

  • Currently, Canada is waiting to launch negotiations for their accession to the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA), initiated by Chile, New Zealand and Singapore. Upon fulfilment of this agreement, B.C. would benefit from facilitated digital trade advantages.
  • The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) between Canada and Singapore allows for free trade opportunities.
  • Through Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, Canada will work to deepen its strategic partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and with ASEAN Member States.  In February 2023, Canada announced a $24M investment to establish the Trade Gateway to Southeast Asia, which will be based in Singapore. The Trade Gateway is a market entry point and catalyst for Canadian businesses to grow their engagement and presence in the ASEAN region and enhance Canada’s profile as a commercial and investment partner.

Singapore at a Glance

Monetary figures are in USD

Opportunity for Foreign Investors and B.C. Exporters

Singapore Top Industries (2017-2021)

Key Market Landing Pages Infographic - Singapore
Key Market Landing Pages Infographic - Singapore
Key Market Landing Pages Infographic - Singapore
Key Market Landing Pages Infographic - Singapore

How We Help

  • Assist in commercial location identification and site selection.
  • Provide information on transportation infrastructure and logistics gateways.
  • Offer introductions to sector associations, industries and provide cluster insight.
  • Facilitate understanding and solutions for talent, skilled workforce and labour mobility
  • Facilitate engagement with professional advisors on legal, compliance and tax matters
  • Help navigating and offering referrals within government agencies on First Nations, business and regulatory processes.
  • Identify high potential investment opportunities and offer industry insight.
  • Introductions to sector associations and local industry contacts.
  • Introductions to companies seeking investments to expand.
  • Provide knowledge on local innovation hubs and connections to entrepreneurial opportunities.
  • Introductions to local venture capital networks.
  • Assist in navigating government export programs and financial supports.
  • Advice and coaching in international expansion and exporter development.
  • Support Team BC missions and trade events.
  • Match buyers and sellers in local and foreign markets.
  • Provide insight on trade agreements and barriers.
  • Introductions to trade representatives in foreign markets.
  • Market entry assistance in international markets.

Trade & Investment Office

Singapore

As the financial and regional hub of Southeast Asia, Singapore is the most active economic gateway between East and West in the region. The city-state is active in diverse range of industries from aerospace and electronics, to medical technology and the creative industries.

Trade and investment representatives in Singapore are actively supporting businesses to explore shared opportunities.

Singapore Office:
High Commission of Canada
One George Street, #11-01
Singapore, 049145

Contact our Trade and Investment Representatives. Our team welcomes your inquiries

Rohan Belliappa - Trade and Investment BC
Rohan Belliappa
Managing Director, ASEAN
Lisa Qiu - Trade & Invest BC
Lisa Qiu
Senior Commercial Officer
Genevieve Chew - Trade & Investment Representative
Genevieve Chew
Commercial Officer

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