EFTA and Canada Heads of delegation meet to continue exploratory discussions
EFTA States and Canada continue exploratory discussions
Delegations from the EFTA States and Canada met on 5 to 6 June 2018 in Ottawa, Canada, to further explore a possible modernisation and expansion of their existing free trade agreement. Ambassador Harald Aspelund from Iceland acted as EFTA Spokesperson, and Mr Louis Marcotte, Director General for Trade in Services, Investment and Intellectual Property, Global Affairs Canada, headed the Canadian delegation.
EFTA – Canada: First Exploratory Round
Delegations from the EFTA States and Canada convened on 26-27 April 2016 in Geneva for a first exploratory round on the possible modernisation and expansion of their existing free trade agreement. Ambassador Martin Eyjólfsson from Iceland acted as EFTA Spokesperson, and Mr Bruce Christie, Director General of the Intellectual Property and Services Trade Bureau, Global Affairs Canada was the Head of the Canadian delegation.
EFTA and Canada discuss potential expansion of free trade agreement
On 29 and 30 October 2014, delegations from the EFTA States and Canada met in Geneva for their fourth Joint Committee meeting under the EFTA-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The Parties held constructive discussions on the functioning of the FTA and prospects for its further development.
EFTA and Canada hold third Joint Committee meeting
On 5-6 May 2014 in Reykjavik, Iceland, delegations from the EFTA States and Canada reviewed the functioning of the free trade agreement (FTA) between the two sides and discussed prospects for its further development.
EFTA and Canada to explore expansion of free trade agreement
Delegations from the EFTA States and Canada convened on 9 May 2012 in Ottawa for the 2nd Joint Committee meeting under the free trade agreement (FTA) between the two sides.
EFTA and Canada hold first Joint Committee meeting
Delegations from the EFTA States and Canada noted with satisfaction the good functioning of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) which has been in force since July 2009.
EFTA-Canada Free Trade Agreement becomes operational
The Free Trade Agreement between the Member States of the European Free Trade Association and Canada entered into force on 1 July 2009 - Canada’s national day and 142nd anniversary.
EFTA-Canada Free Trade Agreement will enter into force on 1 July 2009
On 30 April 2009, Canada completed the ratification of the Free Trade Agreement and the complementary bilateral agreements on agriculture with the EFTA States. Following ratification by Norway (27 June 2008), Iceland (30 June 2008), and Switzerland (24 April 2009), the path is now clear for the Agreement to enter into force on 1 July 2009.
The EFTA States and Canada sign Free Trade Agreement
Ministers from the Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) - Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland – and Canada signed a Free Trade Agreement today.