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.
Recent amendments to the Convention that have entered into force
|Decision||Amending||Adopted||Entry into Force|
|No. 6/2020||Annex A - Rules of Origin and administrative cooperation||08.12.2020||01.11.2021|
|No. 2/2019||EFTA Convention, Articles 5 and 53||14.05.2019||01.11.2021|
|Appendix to Annex Q - Air Transport||09.11.2017||09.11.2017|
|Appendix to Annex Q - Air Transport||08.02.2017||08.02.2017|
|Appendix 2 to Annex K - Social Security||12.11.2015||01.01.2016|
|Appendix to Annex Q - Air Transport||12.11.2015||12.11.2015|
|Appendix to Annex P - Land Transport||25.08.2015||25.08.2015|
|Appendix to Annex Q - Air Transport||17.06.2015||17.06.2015|
|No. 1/2014||Appendix to Annex Q - Air Transport||02.10.2014||02.10.2014|
|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|
*Decision by the Committee on Mutual Recognition in relation to Conformity Assessment established under Annex I to the Convention.
Amendments to the Convention that have not entered into force
|No. 3/2013||Appendix to Annex Q - Air Transport||18.04.2013|
|No. 4/2010||Amendments to Annex D - List of tariff concessions on agricultural products||16.11.2010, repealed by Council Decision 2/2012|
|No. 1/2007||Annex P - Land Transport||08.03.2007|