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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


European free trade deal talks paused over Trudeau’s insistence on investor-state provision
The Norwegian government has put a pause on ’free trade’ talks given the Trudeau government’s demand for an investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provision in the Canada-European Free Trade Association (EFTA) agreement.
Is a ‘progressive’ trade deal possible with China?
Trudeau’s in pursuit of a bilateral pact. We think there’s a better way for Canadian workers.
Canada completes ratification of FTA with Ukraine
The Governor General of Canada signed the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement following the approval by the House of Commons and the Senate of the Canadian Parliament.
Canada eyes parallel pursuit of TPP, EPA
Canadian Minister of International Trade has indicated his country’s plan to pursue bilateral trade negotiations with Japan in parallel with talks for effectuating the Trans-Pacific Partnership multilateral free trade pact without the United States.
Canada seeks to expand trade with MERCOSUR
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’’s Government is debating the most essential issues for a free trade agreement with the Southern Common Market.
China envoy reaffirms importance of Canada-China free-trade talks
A second round of discussions between the countries’ trade delegations concluded in Ottawa and Chinese Ambassador said “we hope to speed up the process and sign the agreement” as soon as possible.
Canada seeks EPA talks with Japan
Canada should resume negotiations with Japan for a bilateral economic partnership agreement if a Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact without the United States fails to go into effect, a committee of Canada’s lower house has said.
Trudeau ramps up courtship of Xi amid China free-trade talk
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is doubling down on a push to deepen ties with China, with Canada’s new envoy signaling he can move ahead on a free-trade deal without quickly advancing extradition treaty talks.
Canada, China moving closer to potential trade talks
Efforts to lay the groundwork for possible negotiations on a bilateral Canada-China trade deal continue underway, with Canadian officials launching a three-month domestic consultations period.
Canola Council of Canada supports possible FTA with China
Canada and China are currently in exploratory talks about the possibility of a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries.

    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