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09.11.2018

EFTA and the Philippines hold trade promotion seminars

The EFTA – Philippines Free Trade Agreement (FTA) entered into force for the Philippines, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland on 1 June 2018. In this regard, EFTA and the Philippines jointly held a series of trade promotion seminars to introduce the provisions of the FTA and the opportunities it provides. The seminars were held on 5 November in Cebu, on 7 November in Davao and on 9 November 2018 in Manila. There is great interest in the new FTA and the seminars were well attended with a total of about 300 participants from private companies and government authorities.
28.04.2016

EFTA States and the Philippines sign Free Trade Agreement

Ministers and other Representatives from the Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland – and from the Philippines signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) today in Bern, Switzerland.
27.03.2015

EFTA and Philippines hold first round of negotiations

The first round of free trade talks between the Philippines and the Members of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland – was held on 24-27 March 2015 in Makati, Philippines.
23.06.2014

EFTA and the Philippines sign Joint Declaration on Cooperation

Ministers from the Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland – and from the Philippines signed a Joint Declaration on Cooperation (JDC) on 23 June in the Westman Islands, Iceland. Through the JDC, the two sides commit to further enhancing their bilateral economic relations, including through the establishment of a Joint EFTA-Philippines Committee.

Seminar on the European Economic Area - EEA - Brussels 15 September 2020