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SECTOR SPECIFIC COMMITMENTS WTO Services Database Output

Modes of supply : 1)Cross-border supply 2)Consumption abroad 3)Commercial presence 4)Presence of natural persons
Sector or Sub-sector Limitations on Market Access Limitations on National Treatment Additional Commitments Notes

Singapore

02. Communication Services

Courrier Services in respect 1) Unbound 1) None


of documents and parcels,
excluding letters and
postcards

2) None 2) None
3) Unbound 3) None
4) Unbound except as indicated in the 4) Unbound
horizontal section

02.D. Audiovisual Services


i) the services covered are 1) None 1) None
production, distribution and
public display of
- motion pictures
- video recordings
- sound recordings,
except where excluded
under (ii)

ii) All broadcasting and AV


services and materials that
are broadcasting-related are
excluded, examples being
- Free-to-air broadcasting
- Cable and pay television
- Direct broadcasting by
satellite
- Teletext

2) None 2) None
3) None 3) None
4) Unbound except as indicated in the 4) Unbound
horizontal section

02.C. Telecommunication
Services
SECTOR SPECIFIC COMMITMENTS WTO Services Database Output
Modes of supply : 1)Cross-border supply 2)Consumption abroad 3)Commercial presence 4)Presence of natural persons
Sector or Sub-sector Limitations on Market Access Limitations on National Treatment Additional Commitments Notes
1. Basic 1) Subject to commercial arrangements 1) None As annexed *1) This includes voice, data and
Telecommunication Services with licensed operator(s) facsimile services
(facilities-based):
a) Public Switched
Services*1
(local and international)

b) Leased Circuit Services


(local and
international)*Excludes
services
regulated under the
Singapore Broadcasting
Authority Act.

2) None 2) None
3) Up to two additional operators will be 3) None, except as indicated in horizontal
licensed in 1998 for the provision of commitments.
these services commencing 1 April
2000. Thereafter, additional licences
will be granted.

A cumulative total of 73.99% foreign


shareholding, based on 49% direct
investment and 24.99% indirect
investment in these operators is
allowed.

4) Unbound except as indicated in the 4) Unbound except as indicated in the


horizontal commitments. horizontal commitments.

02.C.o. Other
Telecommunication Services

2. Mobile Services: 1) Subject to commercial arrangements 1) None As annexed.


with licensed operator(s).
a) Public Mobile Data
Service (PMDS)
b) Public Trunked Radio
Service (PTRS)
c) Public Radio Paging
Service (PRPS)
d) Public Cellular Mobile
Telephone Service
(PCMTS)
SECTOR SPECIFIC COMMITMENTS WTO Services Database Output
Modes of supply : 1)Cross-border supply 2)Consumption abroad 3)Commercial presence 4)Presence of natural persons
Sector or Sub-sector Limitations on Market Access Limitations on National Treatment Additional Commitments Notes
2) None 2) None
3) None except for (d), where more 3) None, except as indicated in horizontal
licences will be granted from 1 April commitments.
2000.

A cumulative total of 73.99% foreign


shareholding, based on 49% direct
investment and 24.99% indirect
investment in these operators is
allowed.

4) Unbound, except as indicated in the 4) Unbound, except as indicated in the


horizontal commitments. horizontal commitments.

3. Resale basis: 1) None 1) None

a) Public Switched Services


(local and international)
(not including the use of
leased circuits connected to
the public switched
network)

b) Leased Circuit Services


(local and international)
(without connection to the
public switched network)

c) Public Cellular Mobile


Telephone Services

d) Public Radio Paging


Services

2) None 2) None
3) None 3) None, except as indicated in horizontal
commitments.

4) Unbound, except as indicated in 4) Unbound, except as indicated in horizontal


horizontal commitments. commitments.

02.C. Telecommunication
Services
SECTOR SPECIFIC COMMITMENTS WTO Services Database Output
Modes of supply : 1)Cross-border supply 2)Consumption abroad 3)Commercial presence 4)Presence of natural persons
Sector or Sub-sector Limitations on Market Access Limitations on National Treatment Additional Commitments Notes
Value-added Network (VAN) 1) Provision of VAN services is subjected 1) None
services to licence from the
Telecommunication Authority of
The services covered are: Singapore (TAS)
- electronic-mail
- voice-mail The basic requirements for VAN
- on-line information and licence are:
data-base retrieval
- electronic data - Foreign companies are required to
interchange either set up a local branch of their
- on-line information and/or company duly registered with the
data processing Registry of Companies and Businesses
in Singapore, or grant a power of
attorney to a local agent for the
provision of their VAN services in
Singapore
- VAN does not carry traffic which
resembles any of the basic
telecommunication services

2) None 2) None
3) Same as mode 1 3) None
4) Unbound except as indicated in the 4) Unbound
horizontal section