Useful links for doing business in Singapore

Here are some useful links that you can find detailed information about doing business in Singapore:

Ministries and Government Related Bodies

ACRA is the national regulator of business entities and public accountants in Singapore. ACRA also plays the role of a facilitator for the development of business entities and the public accountancy profession. This website provides detailed information on types of businesses, registration of businesses and legislations.

IRAS administers, assesses, collects and enforces the payment of taxes. The Authority also advises the Government and represents Singapore internationally on matters relating to taxation.

Site contains the full text of the Singapore Statues (law).

MOM is responsible for the issuance of work permits and employment passes. It also governs manpower issues and is the regulatory authority for employment agencies.

SGX is the Asian Gateway, connecting investors in search of Asian growth to corporate issuers in search of global capital.

This website provides a variety of services tailored to citizens, non citizens and businesses entities, such as applying for licenses and permits. It also includes a list of government agencies.

The mission of MOF is to create a better Singapore through finance. It aims to collaborate with industry experts to make Singapore a world-class financial and business hub.

The CPF Board is the trustee of members' CPF savings.

MTI aims to promote economic growth and create jobs.

The Department of Statistics, as the National Statistical Co-ordinator, is responsible for developing and promoting observance of national statistical standards.

SPRING Singapore is the agency for small and medium enterprises development.

MAS is the central bank of Singapore. It formulates and executes Singapore's monetary policy, and issues Singapore currency. It manages Singapore's official foreign reserves and issues government securities. It is also the regulator for the banking, securities, futures and insurance industries. 

Associations and Societies

The ASC prescribes accounting standards for companies and for other entities such as societies, charities and cooperatives societies.  All financial reporting standards are available here.

ICPAS is the national organisation of the accountancy profession in Singapore.  All auditing standards and practical guidance are available here.

SAICSA aims to promote and advance efficient administration in the corporate world and industry. It does this through the development of the study and practice of chartered secretaryship and professional administration.

Securities Investors Association (Singapore) actively promotes Investor Education, Corporate Transparency and Corporate Governance and champions Investor rights.

ASME is a not-for-profit organisation that welcomes all in the entrepreneurial community as members.

SID promotes high standards of corporate governance through education, training and upholding the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct of directors.



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