logo logo


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’s path to trade with Asia goes through Europe
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.
Canada can’t crack inner circle of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement
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.
Canada concludes latest Morocco FTA talks
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”.
The TPP: Selling out Canadians, one ’trade deal’ at a time
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.
Trade talks ain’t what they used to be (open)
Once upon a time, major international trade pacts were the source of controversy and great debate in Canada.
Canada to reveal next step in closer China trade ties
Canada is set to announce it has completed an important step toward closer trade ties with China, CBC News has learned.
Canada: The real cost of free trade
Canada, Chile expand FTA
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.
Canada and China negotiate investment treaty
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?
New Canadian strategy for Americas expected
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 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