Take your business to the next level. Discover opportunities to grow your footprint in Singapore with our Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) and learn more about trade relations between the two countries, market facts and other discoveries. Bilateral relations between Canada and Singapore are very varied and are characterized by cooperation in a wide range of areas, including trade, security and defence, education, science and technology, and Arctic issues.  In July 1990, Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney travelled to Singapore to attend the 2nd APEC Summit. In 1997, Singaporean Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong travelled to Canada to attend the 9th APEC Summit in Vancouver. In November 2009, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper travelled to Singapore to attend the 21st APEC Summit. In 2018, two-way trade between the two nations amounted to $2.53 billion.  Canada`s major exports to Singapore include: mechanical machinery; electrical machinery and equipment; scientific and precision instruments. Singapore`s main exports to Canada include: machinery and electrical installations; scientific and precision instruments; mechanical machines.
In 2018, Singapore was Canada`s top destination in Southeast Asia for Canadian direct investment abroad and the largest source of foreign direct investment from Southeast Asia.  Existing bilateral agreements between Singapore and Canada are important in reducing trade and investment barriers between the two countries. Enterprise Singapore works closely with Singapore`s trade associations, such as the Singapore Business Federation, to organize trade missions to Canada. Canada-Singapore relations focus on the current and historic relationship between Canada and the Republic of Singapore. Both nations are members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, the United Nations Commonwealth and the United Nations. Discover new ways to expand your international presence. Canada`s broad (and growing) commercial network provides Canadian businesses with preferential access to various markets around the world. This page examines Canada`s Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (FIPA), multilateral agreements and World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements.