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Our relationship with Singapore
The bilateral relationship with Singapore is close and long-standing, supported by well-established defence ties and a broad range of cooperation across a variety of government agencies. Singapore is a top ten trade partner, a critical supply chains hub and a significant source of investment. We are likeminded in multilateral and regional fora, with a shared commitment to the international rules-based order.
New Zealand-Singapore Enhanced Partnership
The New Zealand-Singapore Enhanced Partnership (EP), launched in May 2019, aims to deepen bilateral cooperation with Singapore across five main pillars: trade and economic; defence and security; people-to-people; science, technology and innovation; and climate change and sustainability. Key elements include the Closer Economic Partnership (FTA) upgrade, a suite of Arts and Culture agreements, a Science, Technology and Innovation Arrangement, enhanced defence cooperation and a Cyber Security Arrangement, as well as an improved Working Holiday Scheme.
In 2022, the Enhanced Partnership was extended to include a new pillar focused on climate change cooperation. The “Green Economy” pillar includes cooperation initiatives on energy transition technology, carbon markets, sustainable transport and waste management.
Read more about the Enhanced Partnership.
New Zealand's trade with Singapore is available on the New Zealand Trade Dashboard(external link).
Free trade agreements with Singapore
The upgraded our bilateral free trade agreement with Singapore, which entered into force 1 January 2020:
There are four regional free trade agreements that New Zealand and Singapore are parties to:
- Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership
- ASEAN-Australia-NZ FTA - AANZFTA
- Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
- Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership - P4
- New Zealand is represented in Singapore by the New Zealand High Commission Singapore.
- Singapore is represented in New Zealand by the Singapore High Commission.