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
EFTA Convention
Annexes and Protocols
Joint Declarations
Recent Amendments to the Convention that have entered into force
Decision Amending Adopted Entry into Force
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
No. 1/2013 Appendix 3 to Annex K - Professional Qualifications 18.04.2013 18.04.2013**
No. 3/2012* Annex I - Mutual Recognition 29.11.2012 29.11.2012
No. 4/2012 Appendix to Annex Q - Air Transport 06.11.2012 06.11.2012
No. 2/2012* Annex I - Mutual Recognition 10.10.2012 10.10.2012

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

**Title II of Directive 2005/36/EC entered into force on 2 September 2013.

Complete list of amendments
 
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