As barriers to the free movement of trade and investment continue to decline, countries were expected to make greater use of their comparative strengths and see beyond national and regional borders. Of course, all free trade agreements, including ceca, are always a balance of interests and are subject to regular revision. But the renegotiation cannot be cost-free, and who knows that mutual action can even have a negative impact on the 40% of the labour market that are not in the SMET pool, but who benefit from the good that the free trade agreement brings. Over the past two decades, the free trade agreements we have signed have covered economies that account for more than 85% of global GDP and account for more than 90% of its trade. In this context of stalling trade liberalization and the relocation of goods to trade in services, Singapore and like-minded nations saw free trade agreements as a useful way to further expand trade until the rest of the world catch up. The Ministry of Trade and Industry estimates that in 2018, free trade agreements have helped Singaporean companies benefit from tariff concessions of approximately $1.2 billion for sales to overseas markets and have expanded market access opportunities for their service sector in a number of sectors, such as financial services, educational services. , health, logistics and transportation services to create good jobs for Singaporeans. They also offer a cushion against the vagaries of geopolitics, which increasingly affect trade, including Singapore`s food security. However, temporary transfers of individuals are not unusual in trade agreements and are also used in other free trade agreements signed by Singapore with Australia and New Zealand, for example. None of them confers an unlimited entry fee on foreign professionals. Three years later, when trade ministers met in Seattle for their third summit, the atmosphere had darkened. Indeed, the Seattle conference was unable to make progress in the next round of trade negotiations.
Singapore and India successfully concluded the second revision of the India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (ECSC) on 1 June 2018, in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.  It allows the movement of four types of businessmen between Singapore and India. The second revision of the ECSC ended without a change in the chapter on the free movement of persons.  “None of our free trade agreements (free trade agreements), including the ECSC, require us to automatically grant EPs to foreigners,” the spokesperson said. All foreigners who come to the MOU must meet our predominant criteria, and all companies must respect fair hiring rules. While the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) issued a statement indicating that Singaporeans are “understandable” with competition from skilled workers, managers and foreign executives (SMEs) due to the current sluggish economic and employment situation. However, it is “misleading” to say that the number of Indian SMEs, particularly intragroup takers, is exclusively or largely transferred to the ECSC. MTI also rejected the fact that “none of our free trade agreements, including Ceca, require us to automatically provide employment passports to every foreigner.” In addition, “all foreigners applying for a work card must meet our predominant criteria and all companies must respect fair hiring rules.” Despite the government`s clarification on this issue, citizens in the network remain skeptical of the Singapore-India free trade agreement.  This led to the agreement between New Zealand and Singapore on a Closer Economic Partnership (ANZSCEP), Singapore`s first bilateral free trade agreement. In September 2018, India and Singapore officially launched the third revision of the ECSC, which focuses on trade facilitation, e-commerce and