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22.06.2015

EFTA and Central American States sign Protocol of Accession of Guatemala to the EFTA-Central America Free Trade Agreement

Ministers from the Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland – and from Costa Rica, Guatemala and Panama signed the Protocol of Accession of Guatemala to the EFTA-Central American Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on 22 June 2015 in Schaan, Liechtenstein. Guatemala is the first country to accede to this FTA, which will further enhance the economic ties and promote trade and investment between the EFTA States and Guatemala.
17.11.2014

Guatemala ready to join EFTA’s free trade network

On 17 November 2014, Ministers from the Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland – and from Guatemala marked the outcome of the negotiations on Guatemala’s accession to the EFTA-Central America Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
27.10.2014

EFTA and Guatemala conclude free trade negotiations

In a final round of negotiations held in Guatemala City on 14 and 15 October 2014, delegations from the EFTA States and Guatemala substantially concluded free trade negotiations within the framework of the EFTA-Central America Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
23.07.2014

EFTA-Central America Free Trade Agreement set to enter into force

Following its ratification by all parties, the free trade agreement (FTA) between the EFTA States – Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland – and the Central American States of Costa Rica and Panama will become operational in the coming weeks.
24.06.2013

EFTA States sign Free Trade Agreement with Costa Rica and Panama

Ministers from the Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland – and from Costa Rica and Panama have signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) today. The FTA will further enhance the economic ties and promote trade and investment between the two sides.
18.02.2013

EFTA proceeds in Central America negotiations

During a sixth round in the framework of free trade negotiations with Central American States held from 12 to 15 February 2013 in Geneva, the EFTA States focused on outstanding issues with Guatemala.
14.11.2011

EFTA and Central American States announce start of free trade negotiations

Ministers from the Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) - Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland - and Panama, together with Costa Rica and Honduras, today announced the start of negotiations on a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with a view to further enhancing the economic ties and promoting trade and investment between the two sides.
20.07.2010

EFTA and Panama sign Joint Declaration on Cooperation

The four EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) and the Republic of Panama signed a Joint Declaration on Cooperation (JDC) on 20 July 2010 in Geneva. Through the JDC, both sides commit to further enhancing their bilateral economic relations. A Joint Committee will meet periodically to discuss relevant issues.

Seminar on the European Economic Area - Brussels 14 February 2019