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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


Ontario, Quebec seal free trade
Quebec Premier Jean Charest and his Ontario counterpart, Premier Dalton McGuinty, announced a plan yesterday to negotiate an interprovincial free-trade agreement.
Trade deal would be reward for Jordan’s moderate stance
Jordan’s Ambassador to Canada says free trade talks are a reward for his country’s moderation and peace efforts, but critics worry the government isn’t genuine in its trade relations.
Jordan, Canada to talk FTA next week
Jordan and Canada will commence next week talks over a proposed Free Trade Agreement, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
The rising tide: A proposed free-trade area promises to radically change Canada’s East Coast, but would it lift all boats?
"Atlantica" seems a rather fabulous name for something as unsexy as a trade initiative, but the tale of how it came to the activist community’s attention is nearly as mythic.
Free trade under fire in Canada
Plans to deepen Canada’s embrace of trade liberalization and deregulation are running into new pockets of resistance. Following a flurry of news coverage and public debate around the Security and Prosperity Partnership, another wave of protest has risen over a new trade deal between British Columbia and Alberta: TILMA.
Middle class incomes further behind since trade deal
On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the negotiations of the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement, NDP International Trade Critic Peter Julian presented his analysis of the new figures from Statistics Canada that show a drastic increase in income inequality for most Canadian families since 1989.
Canada hopes for free trade debut
Even as the Congress and the Left parties stake the future of the UPA government on how close India should get to the US, neighbouring Canada is deftly stepping into the breach.
Bilateral deals abound as APEC leaders talk Doha
Vietnam, Singapore, Peru and South Korea are just some of the countries Canada is discussing various trade deals with, despite saying the WTO talks are its priority.
New free trade talks to start later this year
The Caribbean’s chief trade negotiator says discussions on a draft for a new free trade agreement between Canada and the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will begin later this year.
Canada to negotiate free-trade deal with Caribbean
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to announce that Canada will begin negotiating a free-trade agreement with the 15 countries of the Caribbean Community.

    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