These Joint Declarations on Cooperation:
- Can be a first step towards free trade relations with the partners concerned.
- Address cooperation on trade-related issues such as information on foreign trade, customs and origin matters, technical barriers to trade, intellectual property rights, trade in services, public procurement markets and competition.
- Aim to improve conditions for the implementation of private sector cooperation.
- Provide for a joint committee allowing the parties to review their cooperation, discuss any other issue of mutual interest and formulate appropriate recommendations.
EFTA has Joint Declarations on Cooperation with the following partners:
Furthermore, EFTA concluded Joint Declarations on Cooperation with the following partners prior to starting free trade negotiations on or concluding a Free Trade Agreement:
Albania, Algeria, Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Macedonia,
Montenegro, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Serbia, Tunisia, and Ukraine.