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U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

Published September 3, 2003

This bilateral commercial treaty between the United States and Singapore was signed into law on September 3, 2003 and implemented on January 1, 2004. The USTR states, "The leading edge U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is the first U.S. FTA with an Asian nation and will serve as the foundation for other possible FTAs in Southeast Asia under President Bush’s Enterprise for ASEAN Initiative (EAI). The U.S.-Singapore FTA expands U.S. market access in goods, services, investment, government procurement, intellectual property, and provides for groundbreaking cooperation in promoting labor rights and the environment."

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