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'Hunt in packs' so SMEs can benefit from FTAs: Panel : It suggests giving larger firms incentives to help smaller ones enter new markets

Jan 10, 2019 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

While Singapore has signed several free trade agreements (FTAs) over the years, one group of businesses seems to be having difficulties reaping their benefits - small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

To help them, companies could "hunt in a pack", with larger businesses such as multinationals given incentives to work with smaller firms from non-competing sectors, leading the way to enter new markets, industry leaders said at a roundtable discussion yesterday, ahead of Singapore's Budg...