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: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland.
Delegations from the EFTA States and Mexico met from 16 to 20 January in Lugano, Switzerland, for a third round of negotiations on a comprehensive review of the EFTA-Mexico Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
On 19 January, Ministers and other representatives of the Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and MERCOSUR met in Davos to sign a Joint Statement announcing the conclusion of the exploratory dialogue regarding a possible comprehensive free trade agreement between the two sides .
On 12 January 2017, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway submitted a joint comment on a European Commission proposal to lower the wholesale caps on international roaming.
During their 15th round of negotiations, held from 11 to 13 January in New Delhi, delegations from the EFTA States and India continued talks towards a comprehensive free trade agreement.
On 6 January 2017, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway submitted a joint comment in response to the public consultation on the fitness of EU legislation for maritime transport safety and efficiency.
55th Annual Report of the European Free Trade Association, 2015. The report is only available in electronic PDF format.
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 pdf format.
EFTA Bulletin - July 2015
This edition of the EFTA Bulletin looks at the EEA Agreement in historical perspective, explains how EU legal acts are incorporated into the Agreement and outlines current and future challenges of the EEA. The publication is avaliable in paper or electronic form.
This two-page factsheet gives a general overview of the role and tasks of the European Free Trade Association.
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.
Handbook on EEA EFTA procedures – 2nd edition
EFTA Bulletin - October 2016.
This second edition of the Handbook on the EEA EFTA procedures for incorporating EU acts into the EEA Agreement reflects changes made following the 2016 review, namely a reduction of the number of forms used for the processing of acts, and an updated list of categories of acts subject to the fast-track procedure. These changes apply from 24 October 2016.