CECA and other FTAs do not give foreigners ‘free rein to come to live and work in Singapore’: Ong Ye Kung

Competition between foreign and local professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) is not a zero-sum game, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung told the House on Tuesday, while defending the government’s policy on free trade agreements (FTAs).

Specifically, the India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) does not oblige Singapore to unconditionally allow entry to PMEs from India, he stressed: “Our ability to impose requirements for immigration and work pass has never been in question in CECA or any other FTAs that we have signed.” Read More.

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