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Doing Business in Singapore

Classed as the world’s easiest place to do business (Doing Business 2016 report by the World Bank), Singapore welcomes investors with a smooth channel for their ventures.

From excellent infrastructure to convenient online portals and transparent laws, setting up a business has never been more fuss-free.

Every Reason to Invest

Singapore ranks high as a business host and an economic performer in its own right. Be assured that your business is off to a good start as you view our latest standings here.

Registering a Business

You can easily register your business, including foreign branch offices, online at Bizfile by the Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA).

Representative Offices (ROs) need to be registered with International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, while ROs in banking and insurance have to register with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

Finding Premises

When it comes to locale, businesses are not short on choice. Whether situated in the heart of the civic district or in a suburban estate, housed in uber-modern luxury or flatted factory, businesses are assured of premium facilities and infrastructure to service them.

View the list of business parks and specialised industrial parks within and beyond Singapore.

Recruiting manpower

Singapore maintains an edge in human resource with a strong pool of local talent, as well as a capable international workforce. Take a comprehensive look at our labour market.  You can find out more about how Singapore’s competitive economy, pro-business labour relations, and investments in talent training and infrastructure contribute to a supportive talent ecosystem here

There are many online recruitment portals as well as head-hunting agencies available here, while information on hiring and training can be found at the SME Portal site. You may also want to explore training programmes the EDB offers in partnership with many corporations.

Information about employment passes is on the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) website.