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Canada

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


Canada seeks to step up UAE investment talks
Canada would like to accelerate the pace of talks with the UAE on concluding a foreign investment agreement, potentially a precursor to a fully fledged free trade deal.
Canada’s free trade agreements strategy
With EU FTA completed, a pivot to Asia
Trade deal ups risks in Chinese firm’s takeover of seniors’ care giant
FIPA means province could be blocked from improving care standards for residents.
Canada-China FTA talks to begin in February 2017 could have massive implications on water use
China might see Canada as a source for bottled water. Canada could also be promoted as a country ready for China’s water-intensive industries.
Another trade opportunity for Canadian pork
Shortly after the signature of the Canada-EU trade deal, the pork industry shows optimism once again at Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement.
Canada legislates to implement Ukraine FTA
The Canadian Government has introduced legislation to implement a free trade agreement with Ukraine.
Entry into force of the Canada-Hong Hong Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement
The Canada-Hong Kong (HK) Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) entered into force on September 6, 2016.
Trudeau brings Canada closer to potential free trade pact with China
The prime minister makes mention of his father’s legacy in pursuit of deeper relations with Beijing.
Trudeau’s China trip sparks fears of bad deal for workers
Beijing’s trade agreement with Australia allows Chinese companies to use their own workers. Is Canada next?
Prime Minister Trudeau signs Canada-Ukraine free trade agreement
The trade deal is seen as politically important given Ukraine’s efforts to escape from Russia’s influence.

    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