Small & mighty: Time to set your sights on Singapore

Singapore is an exporter’s paradise: not only is it a leading financial hub, it’s also one of the world’s busiest ports and a global centre for research, innovation and state-of-the-art infrastructure.

But that’s not all.

Home to 5.8 million people, the small, affluent island nation is also a gateway to Asia, boasts a strong economy and stable government, and is teeming with opportunities for Canadian exporters and investors.

To quote the frantic shopper in IKEA’s TV commercial: “Start the car!”

To get a better understanding of the Southeast Asia market and its diverse trade and investment opportunities, we sat down with Klaus Houben, Export Development Canada’s chief representative based in Singapore, for his insights.