The EFTA States and Malaysia met for their eighth round of negotiations from 13 to 17 March 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 


Negotiations on a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement were launched in November 2012. A first round of negotiations was held from 25 to 28 March 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland, followed by various expert meetings and seven more rounds of negotiations until March 2017.

The EFTA States signed a Joint Declaration on Cooperation with Malaysia on 20 July 2010. A meeting of the Joint Committee established under the Joint Declaration was held on 28 June 2011 in Kuala Lumpur.

Joint Declaration on Cooperation

For EFTA-Malaysia trade statistics, see EFTA Trade Statistics Tool 

Senior Officer
Trade Relations Division

+41 223322 641

Legal Notes on the EEA Agreement