About IE Singapore

IE Singapore is the government agency that promotes international trade and partners Singapore companies to go global.

Our vision is for Singapore to be a leading global economy by:

  • Building the top global trading hub
  • Growing global champions
  • Creating global opportunities for our people
Trade has always been the backbone of Singapore’s economy. In addition to promoting the export of goods and services, we attract and anchor global commodities traders to establish their global or Asian home base in Singapore. Today, Singapore is a thriving trading hub with a complete ecosystem for the energy, agri-commodities and metals & minerals trading clusters.

Through our comprehensive assistance schemes, we partner Singapore-based companies to strengthen their competitiveness and compete on the global stage against the very best in their industries.

Our global network of overseas centres in over 35 locations provides Singapore-based companies with the necessary connections across developed and emerging markets.

IE Singapore will merge with SPRING Singapore to form Enterprise Singapore in Q2 2018. Enterprise Singapore will enable the growth of Singapore companies through an integrated support network to build business capabilities and access overseas markets.

For enquiries, please write to us.


Why internationalise?


Singapore companies are seeking growth and internationalisation is the only way to achieve sustained growth for the long term. Importantly, it creates good skilled jobs for Singaporeans.


Globally, and especially in Asia, urbanisation will drive infrastructure investment, while demographic changes will drive consumer demand for housing, public transport, education, healthcare and more. As technology and e-commerce become more pervasive and connectivity improves, barriers to internationalisation will fall.



Mission, Vision & Core Values

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Our Mission & Vision

Singapore: A Leading Global Economy by
Building the Top Global Trading Hub
Growing Global Champions
Creating Global Opportunities for our People

Our Core Values

Our core values define a set of shared beliefs and behaviours to guide how our people should interact and work in IE each day. Below are the values that align our people to the achievement of our mission. 


• Global
We are globally minded, constantly enhancing our knowledge and connections.
We are passionate in helping Singapore companies become globally competitive, and in maintaining Singapore’s status as a global trading hub.

• Enterprising
We operate in rapidly-changing environments, requiring us to be forward thinking and to develop innovative and entrepreneurial solutions. 

• Talent Developer
We are committed to unleash the potential of our diverse talents. We identify and develop people who are dedicated to our mission, always creating a positive culture fostering teamwork and empowerment.