Business Support Centre in Singapore

Supports Japanese business development in Singapore

The JETRO Business Support Centre in Singapore (BSCS) was established in October 2001 to facilitate Japanese business development in Singapore and the region.

The Centre offers, information and consultation services free of charge to Japanese Small and Medium-size Enterprises (SMEs) that are planning to set up bases here as well as in the neighbouring countries.

JETRO Singapore launched “India Desk” in Singapore

May 29, 2008 – Japan External Trade Organization, Singapore Representative Office (JETRO Singapore) has launched the “India Desk” in Singapore. The desk, in cooperation with leading Indian law firm Nishith Desai Associates, will provide Japanese affiliated companies in Singapore legal services that include advising companies in India’s legal and tax matters. The service will be provided free of charge for the first consultation up to 90 minutes.
In fact, many Japanese companies are exploring Indian market from their bases in Singapore. According to JETRO’s survey on RHQ Functions for Japanese companies in Singapore, released on March 2008, 38% of the Japanese companies that have Regional Headquarters (RHQ) functions are responsible for the operations in India. Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement between India and Singapore (CECA) that took effect in 2005 has also encouraged this trend.
Note: This is a service providing to Japanese companies only

How “India Desk” service works?

  1. Please contact JETRO BSC Singapore (BSCS) by telephone to Mr. Yamaguchi (Advisor)/ Mr. Nakagawa (Deputy MD) at 6221-8174
  2. Please submit an application at least 2 days before the date you wish to make an appointment. We will inform you the date & time later.
  3. Consultation is conducted in English. When you apply, please write your questions in English (not necessarily a detailed one)
  4. JETRO staff will join the meeting.
  5. The meeting venue is at JETRO Singapore on 38th floor of Hong Leong Building.
  6. All information provided by the inquirer will be kept confidential.
  7. JETRO “India Desk” consultation is free of charge. (For first consultation up to 90 minutes)
    However if you wish for additional services from Nishith Desai Associates, there will be a charge.
    Please contact them directly.