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Canada has signed free trade agreements with the US, the US-and-Mexico (NAFTA), Costa Rica, Chile, Israel, Colombia, Peru and EFTA. It has also concluded talks with Jordan.

The government has also signed an Economic Framework Agreement with Japan and about 25 bilateral investment treaties.

Ottawa is currently in bilateral trade deal talks, or in the process of considering them, with Korea, Singapore, India, the so-called "Central America Four" (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua), the Dominican Republic, the Andean Community, CARICOM, Morocco and the EU (CETA).

last update: May 2012


As the Amazon faces its greatest threat yet, Canada can reject free trade deal with Brazil
This is about survival: scientists warn that the Amazon is approaching a tipping point beyond, which the rainforest cannot sustain itself. If that happens, there would be a massive die-off of plant and animal species.
Environmental impacts of free trade deal with Brazil ignored by review, advocates say
A federal environmental assessment of a proposed trade deal between Canada and the Mercosur countries ignores major environmental and human rights violations in Brazil, environmental advocates say.
Nigeria seeks review of investment agreement with Canada
Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Canada has called for the review of the investment agreement between Nigeria and Canada.
Canada drops free trade talks with China: The Globe and Mail
A trade agreement between Canada and China is no longer worth pursuing, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister said.
Amazon, Bolsonaro, cattle: the ABC’s of destruction
The Amazon is under attack but the Canadian government plans to continue negotiating a Canada-Mercosur free trade agreement with Brazil. But you can do something about it.
Ukraine’s ambassador, Canada’s trade minister discuss updates to free trade agreement
Canada and Ukraine are committed to modernize the free trade agreement.
End the Canada Israel free trade agreement
On Sunday a demonstration is planned in Montréal against the Canada Israel Free Trade Agreement. Under the banner “Against Israel’s annexation of the Jordan Valley.
Can CARICOM-Canada Trade And Investment Flows Be Revitalised?
Canada, although having a long-standing relationship with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and its Member States, being in the hemisphere and the Commonwealth and the third major trading partner, does not usually generate much attention and scrutiny in the region. The planned visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in February, as Canada campaigned for a seat on the United Nations (UN) Security Council, sparked region-wide media interest. This visit was postponed. Canada was unsuccessful in its bid for a non-permanent seat on the Security Council.
Canada strives to modernize free trade agreement with Ukraine
The Government of Canada launches public consultations on possible modernization of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement.
Canada, Ethiopia to start negotiating investment agreement: Trudeau
Prime Minister Trudeau brought the promise of an investment agreement with Ethiopia, as he continued his bid to get African votes for Canada‘s attempt to win a United Nations Security Council seat.

    Links


  • Canada’s BITs and FTAs
    Canada’s bilateral investment treaties (Foreign Investment Protection and Promotions Acts) and free trade agreements
  • CUPE
    Canadian Union of Public Employees’s trade webpage
  • RQIC
    Le Réseau Québécois sur l’Intégration Continentale fait campagne contre les accords de libre-échange