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European Union Singapore Free Trade Agreement  –  The Tale of an Island City-State and the World’s Largest Trade Bloc

European Union Singapore Free Trade Agreement – The Tale of an Island City-State and the World’s Largest Trade Bloc

Negotiations for the EUSFTA were launched between Singapore and the EU in 2009. The Goods and Services Agreement was concluded in 2012 and the Investment Protection Chapter in 2014, paving the way for the conclusion of the EUSFTA. The agreement will come into force after it is signed and ratified by both parties. The ratification … Read More

Natural Disasters: A Trigger for Tax Changes

Natural Disasters: A Trigger for Tax Changes

Natural disasters will unleash a chain reaction of challenges causing economic disruption and difficulties.  Governments typically react by increasing certain taxes on a temporary basis in order to create extra funding for medical supplies, food, shelter and other basic services in the affected areas and eventually, to address the reconstruction process of damaged public and … Read More