Trade in Goods and Trading Partners of EFTA Member States 2017
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force in the EEA
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 entered into force in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway on 20 July 2018.
First EFTA Council meeting under the Swiss Chairmanship
The EFTA Council met on 10 July for its sixth meeting in 2018, as Switzerland takes over the rotating EFTA Council Chair for the next six months.
EFTA and Mercosur hold fourth round of free trade negotiations
Delegations from the EFTA and MERCOSUR States met for the fourth round of free trade negotiations from 2-6 July 2018 in Geneva.
General Data Protection Regulation incorporated into the EEA Agreement
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was among 69 EU legal acts incorporated into the EEA Agreement by the EEA Joint Committee in Brussels on 6 July 2018. The regulation will enter into force in all three EEA EFTA States mid-July.
Workshop on how to influence EEA legislation
On 14 June 2018, more than 100 participants, mainly from the EFTA Member States, took part in a full-day workshop on decision shaping in the EEA.
EFTA Ministerial adds Ecuador to its free trade network of 39 partners
On 25 June 2018, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) held its summer Ministerial meeting in Sauðárkrókur, Iceland.
EFTA States sign a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement with Ecuador
Ministers of the Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland – and of Ecuador signed a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) today in Sauðárkrókur, Iceland two years after the launch of negotiations. This Agreement is EFTA’s sixth Agreement in Latin America and will provide all Parties with further opportunities for growth and strengthen the ties between Ecuador and the EFTA countries.
EFTA States and Turkey sign a modernised and expanded Free Trade Agreement
27 years after signing EFTA’s oldest existing free trade agreement, the EFTA countries and Turkey today signed a modernised and expanded Agreement in Sauðárkrókur, Iceland, to update and reinforce trade relations. The Agreement has been comprehensively updated.
EFTA and Serbia hold third Joint and Sub-Committee meetings
The third meeting of the Joint Committee established under the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the EFTA States and Serbia took place on 19 June 2018 in Geneva.
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