About IE Singapore

IE Singapore is the government agency that promotes international trade and partners Singapore companies to go global.

Our vision is for Singapore to be a leading global economy by:

  • Building the top global trading hub
  • Growing global champions
  • Creating global opportunities for our people
  • Trade has always been the backbone of Singapore’s economy. In addition to promoting the export of goods and services, we attract and anchor global commodities traders to establish their global or Asian home base in Singapore. Today, Singapore is a thriving trading hub with a complete ecosystem for the energy, agri-commodities and metals & minerals trading clusters.

    Through our comprehensive assistance schemes, we partner Singapore-based companies to strengthen their competitiveness and compete on the global stage against the very best in their industries.

    Our global network of overseas centres in over 35 locations provides Singapore-based companies with the necessary connections across developed and emerging markets.

    Why internationalise?

    Singapore companies are seeking growth and internationalisation is the only way to achieve sustained growth for the long term. Importantly, it creates good skilled jobs for Singaporeans.

    Globally, and especially in Asia, urbanisation will drive infrastructure investment, while demographic changes will drive consumer demand for housing, public transport, education, healthcare and more. As technology and e-commerce become more pervasive and connectivity improves, barriers to internationalisation will fall.