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

  • 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.

  • 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 Surveillance Authority
  • EFTA Court
  • FMO

Questions and answers on EFTA and the EEA

Frequently asked questions on EFTA
and the EEA

EEA Introductory Seminar

EFTA Seminar on the functioning of the EEA Agreement -
Brussels, Thursday 8 September 2016

The seminar will provide professionals, both inside and outside the European Union, with a thorough understanding of the EEA Agreement and how it integrates Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway into the EU’s Internal Market.

The seminar is free of charge, including lunch and a reception, but participants must cover possible travel and accommodation costs. 

The Introductory Seminar on Thursday 8 September will take place at the EFTA Secretariat in Brussels.

Programme

Online registration (open until 5 September)