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EFTA and Ecuador hold fifth round of negotiations

From 11 to 15 December 2017, the EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) and Ecuador held the fifth round of negotiations on a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Incoming Standing Committee Chair and EU outline priorities for 2018

The Standing Committee of the EFTA States and the EEA Joint Committee met in Brussels on 14 and 15 December 2017 respectively. At its 219th meeting – the last one of the year – the EEA Joint Committee adopted 40 decisions incorporating 100 legal acts into the EEA Agreement.

EFTA Council adopts the budget for 2018

On 7 December, the tenth and last Council of the year under the Liechtenstein chairmanship took place in Geneva. During the meeting, the Council adopted the EFTA budget for 2018, Iceland presented their priorities for the first half of 2018, and the Council discussed work with regard to expanding and developing the EFTA network of Free Trade Agreements.

EFTA and Colombia promote Free Trade Agreement

EFTA and Colombia jointly held a trade promotion seminar on 4 December 2017 in Bogotá. The meeting was well attended with approximately 90 participants from private companies and government authorities.

EFTA and Moldova sign Joint Declaration on Cooperation

Ministers from the Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland – and a representative from Moldova signed a Joint Declaration on Cooperation (JDC) on 24 November 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.