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
But as exports to the EU lag, shipments of pork and beef to Japan have spiked under the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The Czech-based company Petrolama Namur Oil Sands Exploration filed a notice of dispute against Canada on March 29 over the delay in completing the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Intelligence experts have warned that China’s increasingly aggressive geopolitical positioning puts it at odds with Western powers, when it comes to free trade agreements.
Sector agreements signed between China and Canada could be rolled into a broader free trade agreement down the road — meaning that sectoral negotiations could lay the groundwork for comprehensive talks.
Canada wants to walk down the path towards a free trade agreement with a bloc of 10 Asian nations as early as next spring.
International Trade Minister Jim Carr says China’s interest in so many Canadian products could ultimately lead to a comprehensive trade deal.
The joint commission on the implementation of the free trade agreement between Ukraine and Canada will hold its first meeting on Friday, October 19.
A deal with the ASEAN bloc would give Canada access to 650 million consumers.
Canada and China — currently locked in separate trade disputes with the U.S. – are both seeking to diversify their export markets.
The two ministers discussed how the agreement will deepen economic ties and expand investment opportunities for businesses in Canada and Moldova.
Canada’s bilateral investment treaties (Foreign Investment Protection and Promotions Acts) and free trade agreements
Canadian Union of Public Employees’s trade webpage
Le Réseau Québécois sur l’Intégration Continentale fait campagne contre les accords de libre-échange