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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


Free-trade deal ’devastating’
For the first time in six years, Canada has negotiated a new free-trade agreement - one which could cost the Atlantic shipbuilding industry hundreds of jobs.
Emerson announces new trade strategy for Canada
Trade Minister David Emerson, denouncing those who fear Canadians can’t compete internationally, announced Thursday a new strategy that includes the first free trade deal Canada has struck in six years.
Canada "back in the game" with EFTA trade deal
Canada and four European nations have completed negotiations for a free trade agreement, the country’s trade minister said on Thursday, saying Ottawa needs to seal more such deals to compete globally.
Emerson floats Free-trade prospect
Canada’s ultimate goal in its deepening economic relations with China will be a free-trade deal with the Asian juggernaut, International Trade Minister David Emerson said yesterday.
Quebec seeks free-trade deals with Ontario, EU
Quebec’s minority government will seek a free-trade agreement with Ontario as part of Premier Jean Charest’s attempt to revive the province’s economy and regain popular support. Mr. Charest also reiterated his proposal to seek a free-trade deal with the European Union.
Exclusive US agreements unfair advantage, Emerson says
Canadian exporters are facing discrimination in Latin America and elsewhere because of exclusive trade pacts the United States has with those countries, Trade Minister David Emerson has complained.
Bilateral free trade agreements critical for Canadian pork industry competitiveness
Canada Pork International is urging Ottawa to put a high priority on establishing bilateral free trade agreements to ensure Canadian agriculture is able to remain competitive with its international counterparts
Free trade in stocks
A persistent problem in international trade between Canada and the United States comes in an unexpected commodity — not wheat, lumber or beef, but securities, through U.S. rules that raise barriers to buying them.
Dominican-Canadian free trade talks advance
The Dominican and Canadian governments yesterday began negotiations for a bilateral trade agreement, whereas official contacts for a similar accord with Mexico already started.
Beware the northeastern free trade dream called Atlantica
The Prince Edward Island Union of Public Sector Employees (PEIUPSE/NUPGE) is joining other Atlantic public sector unions in sounding the warning about Atlantica, a free trade scheme proposed for Eastern Canada and the northeastern United States.

    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