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Canada Introduces Legislation for EFTA Trade Accord
Canada’s government introduced legislation today to implement a free-trade accord with the four-nation European Free Trade Association.
India’s FTA with EFTA nations to include IPRs
A free trade agreement is slated to be finalised between India and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) by early 2009. The EFTA countries include Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
Canada says close to trade deal with Colombia
Canada is "very close" to concluding free trade negotiations with Colombia, Trade Minister David Emerson said on Monday, calling those opposed to the deal on human rights grounds as "dogmatic." Emerson also presented legislation to Parliament to enact a free trade pact with the European Free Trade Association, comprised of Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
IPRs to find place in India’s FTA with EFTA nations
A free trade agreement is slated to be finalised between India and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) by early 2009. The EFTA countries include Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
India wants to conclude trade pact with EFTA in a year: Nath
India on Tuesday said it wants to conclude a Free Trade Agreement with a smaller four-nation European Free Trade Association (EFTA) within a year, even as its ambitious trade pact with the European Union seems to have run into differences.
GCC, EFTA in agreement over free trade
Negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) have been finalized, said Secretary General of the GCC Abdulrahaman Al-Atiyya on Saturday, after five rounds of talks.
India: Free trade talks launched with four European nations
India is on course to signing its first free trade agreement with the Western world after Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath Saturday launched a joint task force to negotiate a deal with four European nations.
Canada signs free trade deal with EFTA
Canada said it signed its first free trade pact with European countries Saturday, clearing the way for it to boost its commerce there by ties with Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Canada and EFTA Countries Sign Free Trade Agreement
On January 26, 2008, Canada announced that Minister of International Trade and the Leaders of the EFTA Countries (Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) signed a free trade agreement in Davos, Switzerland on January 26, 2008.
Report of the India-EFTA joint study group
The Joint Study Group recommends that the governments of the EFTA States and India enter into negotiations for a broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (TIA).
Criticism of the EFTA
Swiss NGOs call for a moratorium on bilateral free trade agreements with developing countries
FTA with EFTA states would benefit Indonesia: Etter
A free trade agreement with the European Free Trade Association would be of benefit to Indonesia, Switzerland’s trade negotiator Ambassador Christian Etter says.
First Pakistan-EFTA meeting concludes: Negotiations to continue in 2008
Pakistan and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) have entered into a market access dialogue
Imports up, exports down one year after Korea-EFTA FTA
A year after a trade deal between Korea and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) went into effect last September, Korea’s largest trade group said that imports from the four-nation bloc hiked while exports dipped heavily.
Disappointment over EFTA Court ruling on power rights
The international EFTA Court in Luxembourg has ruled that Norway’s regulations on ownership of hydropower concessions, which demand that private owners must turn their concessions back to the state after 60 years, are contrary to regulations of the European Economic Area (EEA).
We can’t win the race for trade deals
David Emerson, minister of international trade, announced last week that Canada has successfully concluded a free trade agreement with the members of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA): Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. This is Canada’s first FTA in six years, and it took nine years to negotiate.
Four trade deals on the horizon
International Trade Minister David Emerson says the successful completion of Canada’s first free trade deal in six years will signal the country’s re-emergence as a player on the global trade scene.
Canada needs more trade deals
Free trade with Iceland and Liechtenstein is not exactly a hot political topic in Canada. But last week, Canada announced a deal with those two little countries along with Norway and Sweden - together they refer to themselves, rather grandly, as the European Free Trade Association. It’s not much, but it’s more than this country has accomplished in the trade arena is some time. Trade Minister David Emerson says there’s more to come, to which Canadian exporters and consumers can only say: "It’s about time."
International signature campaign against EFTA FTAs
The member states from the European Free Trade Association EFTA (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland) are increasingly negotiating bilateral free trade agreements with developing countries. In 2007, they strive to enter into negotiations with Peru, Colombia, India and Indonesia. Plese join this signature campaign to stop them.
Feds to ease out tariff
The Canadian shipbuilding industry’s feared loss of a protective tariff has come to pass and now the industry will have three years to adjust to new market conditions.