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 another round of CETA negotiations takes place in Brussels this week, the Canadian government must know that an early and good trade agreement with Europe is crucial to Canada’s new economic and trade agenda in Asia.
When it comes to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement (TPP), Canada may have been invited to the party, but we are not yet part of the club.
According to minister Ed Fast, the deal would “serve as a gateway to a deeper Canadian commercial presence in North Africa and the Mediterranean region”.
We will be told, of course, that this deal too will enhance trade, will enrich Canadians and will be good for our economy. All of this we will be expected to swallow whole. If this deal follows the usual pattern, none of it will be true.
Once upon a time, major international trade pacts were the source of controversy and great debate in Canada.
Canada is set to announce it has completed an important step toward closer trade ties with China, CBC News has learned.
The original FTA covered trade in goods and services, but did not include provisions on financial services. The amended agreement now includes a financial services chapter.
On February 8, 2012, Canada and China signed a Declaration of Intent, signalling that the substantive negotiations between them on a bilateral investment treaty have come to a close. What do we know about this treaty?
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is poised to unveil a reinvigoration of his government’s muddled Americas strategy when he meets with hemispheric leaders next month.
Canada’s bilateral investment treaties (Foreign Investment Protection and Promotions Acts) and free trade agreements
Canadian Union of Public Employees’s trade webpage
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