With Singapore’s small domestic market set in today’s fast-changing economic climate, Singapore companies should consider venturing overseas to access new markets for their products and services, enhance their competitive edge by diversifying their supply chains and support the sustainable growth of their companies.

Regardless the market, industry and where your company is on your internationalisation roadmap, GlobalConnect@SBF can help or connect you to the right resource.

Your Go-To Advisory Centre for Going Global
Tap on SBF’s market knowledge and extensive network of local and overseas partners as well as Singapore's network of FTA agreements to establish your global footprint.
We Provide End-to-End Assistance
We offer a range of services from market advisory, market connection and knowledge sharing to research on internationalisation, training and in-market activities.
Our Market Focus: ASEAN, Frontier & Emerging Markets and the Belt and Road
We help you connect, collaborate and create opportunities in key ASEAN markets (e.g. Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar), markets in Africa and the Middle East, as well as the Belt and Road Initiative.

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160 Robinson Road
#06-01 SBF Center
Singapore 068914

Call us:
6701 1133

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FTA Education & Outreach

FTA Team @ SBF at a glance

To educate Singapore businesses and gather their feedback on Singapore’s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), so that businesses can better leverage these agreements to internationalise
We seek to:
To raise awareness and educate Singapore businesses on how they can benefit from using Singapore’s FTAs To be a one-stop advisory centre for all FTA-related enquiries from Singapore businesses To gather feedback on trade-related issues so that the Singapore Government can better facilitate trade for our business community
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Free Trade Agreements
  • Reduce tariffs for your importers of eligible goods
  • Improve market access and create more business opportunities overseas
  • Expedite customs clearance for your shipments
  • Offer you a recourse should you face problems with your FTA trading partner
  • Provide a stable trading environment for your goods and services

How can we help?

We offer the following services through various channels:

1 to 1 Advisory Service

Seminars and Training

Industry Consultation

Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact us at if you:
  • Need help navigating the often difficult and legalistic FTA rules to get tariff concessions for your exports?
  • Face barriers to using FTAs?
  • Experience cross-border challenges when venturing overseas?
  • Want to learn more about FTAs?

Calendar of Events

Month Course Name
23 October 2019 Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Symposium
4 February 2020 EUSFTA Series II
Q1/Q2 2020 FTA Course (Level 1)
FTA Course (Level 2) - Food Sector
Market Insight Seminar - ASEAN Market and FTA Opportunities
FTA Seminar - Diving into ASEAN FTAs

BRI Connect

Singapore has a key role to play in the BRI

There is a need for more concerted and targeted effort to empower Singapore-based businesses with timely and practicable intelligence on project and market opportunities along the belt and road, and broaden their reach and access to regional partners, capital and expertise needed to take on BRI projects.

BRI Connect serves as an online and offline platform to connect stakeholders involve in BRI network, also acts as a catalyst to business match potential partners in BRI projects. It is also an online intelligence and partnership network with regional partners to meet the information and capability development needs of Singapore companies in the areas of BRI market and project intelligence, project consultancy and BRI resources.

BRI Connect aims to facilitate effective communications and connection of BRI projects and promote Singapore as a Regional Infrastructure and Financial Hub. The platform serves to promote Singapore as an effective location to structure and implement infrastructure projects in Asia with its comprehensive eco-system of financial institutions, multilateral development institutions, engineering and project management companies, etc. It helps to raise awareness of BRI opportunities arising from the BRI in the Singapore Business Community and connect people within the BRI business network.

The platform will aggregate public information of BRI projects for stakeholders create a support network of advisory and resource partners which Singapore Companies can tap on for relevant expertise and capital to take on BRI projects; and by building a cross-border business community on BRI which Singapore companies can tap on as partners for multi-nation projects in the BRI, it will elevate Singapore’s important status in the regional infrastructure development.

Join as a Corporate Member of BRI Connect by filling in the form here and emailing it to our China & North Asia team at .

SBF Infrastructure Committee

The SBF Infrastructure Committee is the newest SBF Committee the Federation has established, after the SME Committee and Digitalisation Committee. A private sector-led initiative, the SBF Infrastructure Committee will bring together the Singapore business community and foster capabilities in key sectors. Ultimately, the Committee aims to build a well-functioning infrastructure ecosystem to help Singapore companies seize regional infrastructural opportunities.

The SBF Infrastructure Committee will complement the Infrastructure Asia, driven by the Government to develop Singapore as the Infrastructure Hub for Asia.

Serving as the SBF Infrastructure Committee’s Founding Chairman is Mr Pek Lian Guan, SBF Vice Chairman and Executive Director and CEO, Tiong Seng Holdings Ltd, who will be joined by 14 key stakeholders from infrastructure related sectors in Singapore, such as construction, utilities, urban planning, legal and financial services.

Members of the SBF Infrastructure Committee

The Infrastructure Committee was launched on 27th August 2018 at the FutureChina Global Forum and Singapore Regional Business Forum (“FCGF® & SRBF®”). The launch was witnessed by Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Mr Teo Chee Hean and SBF Chairman Mr Teo Siong Seng.

The fundamental focus of the SBF Infrastructure Committee will be project-driven. For a start, the Infrastructure Committee will focus on four sectors – utilities, transport, telecommunications, built environment – across two geographical regions – ASEAN and South Asia.

The Infrastructure Committee will establish outcome-oriented sub-committees to lead groups of Singapore companies to pursue regional infrastructure projects.

The Infrastructure Committee is currently calling for companies from the utilities, transport, telecommunications, built environment and professional services sectors to join the Committee’s database for information and updates on projects. Interested companies can fill in the registration form below.

SBF Infrastructure Committee

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Budget 2018 Quick Poll

Singapore's 2018 Budget Statement was delivered by Minister for Finance, Mr Heng Swee Keat, on 19 Feb 2018. What do you think of it? Share with us your views through a quick poll.

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Locate Us

160 Robinson Rd #06-01
SBF Center, Singapore 068914
+65 6827 6828
Membership: mr@sbf.org.sg
Training: institute@sbf.org.sg
General: webmaster@sbf.org.sg

Mondays to Thursdays: 8.45 am to 6.00 pm

Fridays: 8.45 am to 5.00 pm
Weekends & Public Holidays: Closed