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
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. The U.S.-Singapore FTA was launched on November 16, 2000. The
first round of negotiations was held that year, in Washington DC, December 4-21. The final round was in
Singapore, November 11-17 2002 and the Agreement was concluded on January 15, 2003.