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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


’Beef and pork for cheese deal’ sours as strict EU health rules hinder Canadian exports under CETA
But as exports to the EU lag, shipments of pork and beef to Japan have spiked under the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Corbella: Notley’s ’beating down’ of the oil patch should cost her the election
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.
Canada needs ’reality check’ on trade ambitions with China: report
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.
Canada looks to sidestep USMCA tripwire in trade talks with China
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 free trade deal with southeast Asian nations: Trudeau
Canada wants to walk down the path towards a free trade agreement with a bloc of 10 Asian nations as early as next spring.
Canada eyes sweeping free-trade deal with China but remains open to sector deals
International Trade Minister Jim Carr says China’s interest in so many Canadian products could ultimately lead to a comprehensive trade deal.
Canada, Ukraine start reviewing free trade agreement
The joint commission on the implementation of the free trade agreement between Ukraine and Canada will hold its first meeting on Friday, October 19.
Canada explores free trade with southeast Asian bloc
A deal with the ASEAN bloc would give Canada access to 650 million consumers.
China says it’s ’always ready’ to restart free trade talks with Canada
Canada and China — currently locked in separate trade disputes with the U.S. – are both seeking to diversify their export markets.
Canada and Moldova sign agreement to promote foreign investment, trade
The two ministers discussed how the agreement will deepen economic ties and expand investment opportunities for businesses in Canada and Moldova.

    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