Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D, Chief Economist
Charlene Rahall, Jing Xuan Ong, Analysts
- The UAE and Saudi Arabia are Singapore’s (SG) top MENA trading partners with significant increases in bilateral trade over the last decade.
- SG actively seeks collaboration with MENA in a number of areas such as water management, logistics and finance, in which it has strong advantages.
- Manufactured food is a growing market in MENA-SG trade as SG’s Halal certification system is being slowly recognised by GCC countries.
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