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Singapore to keep goods and supply chains open with Australia, Canada, NZ, and South Korea; to 'keep markets open' and continue 'trade across borders' with Japan

Felicia Tan
Felicia Tan5/1/2020 07:29 PM GMT+08  • 2 min read
Singapore to keep goods and supply chains open with Australia, Canada, NZ, and South Korea; to 'keep markets open' and continue 'trade across borders' with Japan
Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing and trade ministers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Korea have agreed to expedite customs procedures, and ensuring transport and customs clearances of essential items.
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SINGAPORE (May 1): Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing and trade ministers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Korea have agreed to expedite customs procedures, and ensuring transport and customs clearances of essential items such as food and medical supplies, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on May 1.

The agreement was made through the Joint Ministerial Statement on Action Plans to Facilitate the Flow of Goods and Services as well as the Essential Movement of People (or Joint Statement). The Joint Statement was endorsed and launched by the ministers via a videoconference on the same day.

The ministers also discussed further actions to help mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in the same conference.

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