However, it is not clear how the courts will set out the Singapore Convention or how often it is invoked in practice. As one commentator notes, a 500-member poll from the region, commissioned in 2016 by the Singapore Academy of Law, showed a clear preference for international trade arbitrations, with 71% preference for arbitrations, 24% in favour of mediation. Interviewees noted opposability, confidentiality and fairness as key factors in the mediation arbitration decision. The Convention is an instrument designed to facilitate international trade and promote mediation as an alternative and effective means of resolving trade disputes. As a binding international instrument, it aims to ensure the security and stability of the international mediation framework and thus contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 16. In order to promote international commercial arbitration in India, in order to develop a comprehensive arbitration ecosystem, the government is establishing the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC) as a legal seramic body. The Commercial Courts Act 2015 has been further amended and legislation to further amend the 1996 Arbitration and Conciliation Act is under way. These initiatives are being taken to promote the settlement of trade disputes between the two and the international community in India through the ADR arbitration, arbitration and mediation mechanism. A new chapter (IIIA) has been introduced in the Commercial Courts Act 2015 to obtain mandatory mediation and settlement before the institution in certain categories of cases. As a result, the provisions of the Convention are consistent with national legislation and efforts to strengthen alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.
The United States first launched a proposal in 2014 to develop a multilateral agreement for the codification of international trade agreements through mediation. Prior to the entry into force of the Singapore Convention on Mediation, the only multilateral legal instruments for the settlement of international trade disputes were the various international litigation instruments under the Hague Convention on Private International Law and the New York Convention, which provided for arbitration proceedings in such disputes. In the United States, several trade groups have written to U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo asking the United States to ratify the Singapore Convention.  The groups felt that the implementation of comparisons would help reduce the risks associated with the introduction of trade relations with foreign firms and raise fair trade standards around the world. The U.S. Secretary of State did not respond to trade groups and made no statement on the U.S. position on the Singapore agreement. In July 2020, the U.S. Department of State`s Advisory Committee on Private International Law put the „final position“ of the Singapore agreement on the agenda. However, the minutes of the meetings have yet to be published.
 For the time being, the United States has not cemented its position on whether or when it will ratify the Singapore Convention. The Singapore Convention is a welcome complement to the instruments available to resolve cross-border disputes. If mediations result in another settlement, the agreement will allow the parties to directly apply the terms of the transaction and increase the likelihood that the parties will obtain the negotiated benefits of their agreement.