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 - 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.

  • EFTA Surveillance Authority
  • EFTA Court
  • FMO

Questions and answers on EFTA and the EEA

Frequently asked questions on EFTA
and the EEA

EEA Policy Seminar

Inside the Internal Market, Outside the Banking Union
Brussels, Tuesday, 27 September 2016

The seminar will focus on how banking sector policy in the EEA EFTA States is affected by their full participation in the Internal Market in financial services but permanent exclusion from the single currency and the Banking Union.

The EEA Policy Seminar on Tuesday, 27 September will take place at the EFTA Secretariat in Brussels.

The seminar will start at 10:00, with registration and coffee from 9:15. It will be followed by an informal lunch.

Draft Programme

Online Registration (open until 23 September 2016)