The European Free Trade Association

The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is an intergovernmental organisation set up for the promotion of free trade and economic integration to the benefit of its four Member States: IcelandLiechtensteinNorwaySwitzerland.

The Association manages the EFTA Convention; EFTA’s worldwide network of free trade and partnership agreements, and the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement.

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News Releases

Publications

  • This publication contains information on EFTA's activities and institutional framework, as well as a range of statistics on EFTA and its Member States. The publication is avaliable in paper or electronic form, in PDF format for PCs and laptops and ePUB format for tablets and smartphones.

  • 53nd Annual Report of the European Free Trade Association, 2013. The report is only avaliable in electronic form, in PDF format for PCs and laptops and ePUB format for tablets and smartphones.

  • EFTA Bulletin - September 2014

    EFTA Bulletin - September 2014.

    This edition of the EFTA Bulletin outlines the new procedures to be followed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway for incorporating EU acts into the EEA Agreement. The procedures apply from 20 October 2014.

  • EFTA Bulletin - December 2013.

    This edition of the EFTA Bulletin looks at EFTA's free trade relations with partner countries outside the European Union. The publication is avaliable in paper or electronic form in PDF format for PCs and laptops, as well as in ePUB format for tablets and smartphones.

     

  • This two-page factsheet gives a general overview of the role and tasks of the European Free Trade Association. Several other factsheets can also be downloaded from our website.

  • EFTA Bulletin 2012

    EFTA Bulletin - September 2012.

    Two decades have passed since the EEA EFTA States joined the European Community in the effort to complete the Single Market. The Bulletin reviews the past, takes stock of the present, and looks into the future of the European Economic Area.

  • EFTA Surveillance Authority
  • EFTA Court
  • FMO

Traineeships in EFTA 2015/16

You may now apply for one of the 10-month traineeships at the EFTA Secretariat starting from 1 September this year. The deadline for applications is 16 March 2015. Click here for more information