The EFTA Convention

The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) was established by a Convention signed in Stockholm on 4 January 1960.

A revised Convention, the Vaduz Convention, was signed on 21 June 2001 and entered into force on 1 June 2002. The EFTA Convention is amended by the EFTA Council when appropriate.

For further background information and an overview of the Convention, click here.

 

Legal texts

 

Recent amendments to the Convention that have entered into force

Decision Amending Adopted Entry into Force
Appendix 2 to Annex K - Social Security 12.11.2015 01.01.2016**
Appendix to Annex Q - Air Transport 12.11.2015 12.11.2015
Appendix to Annex P - Land Transport 25.08.2015 25.08.2015
Appendix to Annex Q - Air Transport 17.06.2015 17.06.2015
No. 1/2014 Appendix to Annex Q - Air Transport 02.10.2014 02.10.2014
No. 4/2013 Table 3 of Annex V 22.10.2013 01.04.2014
No. 1/2013* Annex I - Mutual Recognition 04.12.2013 04.12.2013
No. 2/2012 Provisions on Agriculture 21.06.2012 01.07.2013
No. 2/2013 Appendix to Annex Q - Air Transport 18.04.2013 18.04.2013

*Decision by the Committee on Mutual Recognition in relation to Conformity Assessment established under Annex I to the Convention.

**In relation to Liechtenstein, the amendments shall enter into force on the first day of the month following its notification to the Depositary that its internal procedures have been concluded, but at the earliest on 1 January 2016.

 

Amendments to the Convention that have not entered into force

Decision Amending Adopted
No. 3/2013 Appendix to Annex Q - Air Transport 18.04.2013
No. 1/2007 Annex P - Land Transport 08.03.2007