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Senior Associate, Trade (Free Trade Agreement) (2 Year Contract)

Agency: Enterprise Singapore
Job no.: 541531
Work type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Marketing/Business Development

Enterprise Singapore is the new enterprise development agency formed through a merger between IE Singapore and SPRING Singapore. Enterprise Singapore will enable the growth of Singapore companies through an integrated support network to build business capabilities and access overseas markets.

You will be part of the Trade Group driving international trading for Singapore. The Group is involved in attracting major traders to manage their international operations from Singapore. The position will directly drive Singapore businesses’ usage of Singapore’s expanding FTA/EPA Network of 26 Agreements with 65 trading partners.


You will be involved in the following areas:

  1. Championing the exporters’ and service suppliers’ cause
    • The industry inputs will span the spectrum of FTA negotiations eg. Trade in Goods, Trade in Services, Investment, intellectual property rights, Government Procurement, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, Technical Barriers to Trade etc.
    • You will consult and obtain inputs from industry to provide ROO and other related advice to MTI during Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations and FTA Reviews to champion Singapore and industries’ interests in goods and services. You will also be the OIC responsible for specific FTAs.
  1. Promote better usage of FTA
    • Conduct outreach and briefing sessions (work with trade associations & chambers) to update businesses on FTAs. FTA Outreach sessions take place at the general, broad-based level and also sector-specific level.
    • Hold 1-to-1 company briefing sessions to help companies understand the benefits of FTAs and customise FTA advice to their specific situation and market(s).
  • Update and maintain the FTA Webpages on the Enterprise Singapore Corporate Website which serve as the main source of information on Singapore’s FTA Network.
  • Promote usage of Tariff Finder tool by businesses
  1. Stakeholder Reporting
    • You will provide the annual utilisation of FTAs reporting to MTI, and assist in the preparation of the Annual FTA Utilisation Paper for presentation to Minister (Trade & Industry).



You should be trained in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain, Legal or Technology related disciplines. You should be independent, resourceful and self-motivated. Additionally, you should be able to carry out research and analysis of issues, and have good business acumen. Candidates who are able to communicate and write well will have an advantage.

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