Free trade agreements are treaties that facilitate trade and investment between two or more economies. Singapore has an open economy, fuelled by trade in goods and services. Over the years, it has established an extensive network of 25 agreements implemented. When Singapore visited Ceca, it was because it could not wait for the WTO to end its work to gain access to the promising Indian market. The nearly 740-sided document, which was painstakingly negotiated for two years, was agreed after infuriated negotiations on the finer details of a financial services and double taxation agreement, which allowed Singapore-registered companies to achieve zero capital gains in India. Until the end, parts of the Indian industry and some political parties were skeptical of their benefits. "None of our free trade agreements (free trade agreements), including CECA, require us to automatically grant ePs to foreigners," the spokesperson said. All foreigners who come to the MOU must meet our predominant criteria, and all companies must respect fair hiring rules. Singapore and India successfully concluded the second revision of the India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (ECSC) on 1 June 2018, in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.  It allows the movement of four types of businessmen between Singapore and India. The second revision of the ECSC ended without a change in the chapter on the free movement of persons.  This led to the agreement between New Zealand and Singapore on a Closer Economic Partnership (ANZSCEP), Singapore`s first bilateral free trade agreement. In 2005, the two nations signed the Comprehensive Agreement on Economic Cooperation (ECSC) and organized the India-Singapore Parliamentary Forum and the Singapore-India Partnership Foundation, with the active support of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICC), the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Singapore Federation of Business to promote trade, economic development and partnerships.    The ECSC removes customs barriers, double taxation, dual procedures and rules, and has granted unfettered access and cooperation between singapore and India`s financial institutions.   The ECSC has also strengthened bilateral cooperation in the fields of education, science and technology, intellectual property, aviation and has enabled Indian specialists in information technology, medicine, engineering and finance.
  Singapore has invested in projects to modernize Indian ports, airports and the development of information technology parks and a Special Economic Zone (SEZ).  India has become Singapore`s fourth largest tourist destination and more than 650,000 Indians visited Singapore in 2006.