Singapore - Agricultural Sectors
The city-state of Singapore, with a population of 5.6 million, is a wealthy, developed and highly urbanized country. As there is little local agricultural production, Singapore is almost entirely dependent upon imports for its food requirements. The country’s economy is mainly driven by financial services, manufacturing, and tourism. As the country is highly import dependent for food security, Singapore’s food laws are focused on ensuring consistent foreign supply of food and agricultural products. While trade contacts report Singapore can be very strict on sanitary and phytosanitary issues, the country maintains a liberal and open trade system. Singapore does not impose quotas and tariffs on imported food and agricultural products (except tobacco and alcoholic beverages). Singapore’s total agricultural product imports in 2018 reached $9.9 billion USD, roughly ten percent of which was sourced from the United States.
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