Annual Report

From 2011, the annual report is only produced in electronic form (pdf and ePub). To order a paper copy of the annual report up the year 2010 please contact:

EFTA Secretariat, Brussels
Rue Joseph II, 12-16
1000 Brussels 
Belgium 
Tel: +32 2 286 1711 
Fax: +32 2 286 1750 
Email: webmaster@efta.int

  • 53nd Annual Report of the European Free Trade Association, 2013. The report is only avaliable in electronic form, in PDF format for PCs and laptops and ePUB format for tablets and smartphones.

  • Annual Report 2012

    52nd Annual Report of the European Free Trade Association, 2012. The report is only avaliable in electronic form, in PDF format for PCs and laptops and ePUB format for tablets and smartphones.


  • Annual Report 2011

    51st Annual Report of the European Free Trade Association, 2011. The report is only available in electronic form. EFTA made good progress in 2011 in its two main areas of activity: The management of the European Economic Area Agreement and the further expansion of EFTA’s global network of free trade relations. The year marked the 20th anniversary of the EFTA Statistical Office in Luxembourg, which acts as a liaison between the statistical office of the European Union, Eurostat, and the EFTA national statistical institutes.

  • Annual Report 2010

    50th Annual Report of the European Free Trade Association, 2010. EFTA celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010 and entered its sixth decade in good health by making significant progress in its two core areas of activity: the European Economic Area and an expanding worldwide network of free trade relations.

  • Annual Report 2009

    49th Annual Report of the European Free Trade Association, 2009. 2009 was a productive year for the European Free Trade Association. However, the EFTA Member States have also, to varying degrees, been affected by the most severe world economic crisis since the 1930s. Iceland applied for EU membership in July, and negotiations are expected to start in 2010.

  • Annual Report 2008

    48th Annual Report of the European Free Trade Association, 2008. 2008 has been a productive year for the European Free Trade Association. Significant progress was made in EFTA’s two core activities: the European Economic Area and the organisation’s expanding network of free trade relations. The results include securing the participation of the EEA EFTA States in REACH (the EU Chemical Regulation) and the signing of free trade agreements (FTAs) with Canada and Colombia.

  • Annual Report 2007

    47th Annual Report of the European Free Trade Association, 2007. 2007 was an eventful year for EFTA. Important milestones were reached both in the European Economic Area and in free trade relations, the two principal fields of activity of our organization. Three of the highlights of the year were the finalisation of the negotiations on a free trade agreement with Canada, the enlargement of the EEA Agreement to Bulgaria and Romania, and the inclusion of the EEA EFTA States in the new EU programmes for the period 2007-2013.

  • Annual Report 2006

    46th Annual Report of the European Free Trade Association, 2006. During the past year EFTA has proved its worth as an indispensable organisation for implementing trade policy priorities of the Member States. In 2006, EFTA conducted free trade negotiations with a range of partner countries and continued to develop its close relations with the European Union through the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement.

  • Annual Report 2005

    45th Annual Report of the European Free Trade Association, 2005. The year 2005 was successful for our organisation in its two main fields of activity: relations with the European Union and free trade and cooperation policy. EFTA's free trade policy has reached a symbolic turning point: EFTA has now the world's largest network of free trade partners. It signed a free trade agreement with the Republic of Korea, the world's seventh largest economy, and concluded negotiations with the five countries of the Southern African Customs Union, SACU. This in itself broke new ground for EFTA, as one of SACU's members is a least developed country.

  • Annual Report 2004

    44th Annual Report of the European Free Trade Association, 2004. The year 2004 was a year of positive developments in all the areas of activity of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). The EFTA Convention, which governs trade relations between the EFTA States, continued to provide a modern platform for the relations between the EFTA States and for managing co-operation with current and potential partner countries.