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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


Chantiers maritimes: Les constructeurs craignent le libre-échange
L’industrie de la construction navale au Canada surveille avec inquiétude les négociations entre Ottawa et des pays spécialisés dans la construction de navires en vue de conclure des accords de libre-échange. Des chantiers navals canadiens affirment que leur avenir pourrait être compromis si les tarifs douaniers actuels, de 25 %, devaient disparaître.
Canada to discuss free trade with Peru
Peru and Canada could start discussions for a bilateral free trade agreement as early as February, according to Peruvian Agriculture Minister Juan Jose Salazar.
Charest pushing free trade deal between Canada and European Union
Quebec Premier Jean Charest is pushing for a free-trade deal between Canada and the European Union that he says could level the playing field with emerging markets.
S. Korea, Canada to have ninth FTA talks next week
The South Korean government said Friday it will hold its ninth negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) with Canada next week in Vancouver.
Canada inks Chinese agreement for technology cooperation
An agreement for science and technology cooperation between Canada and China has been signed in Beijing covering energy, environment, medical health, life science, agricultural and biological products.
Canada signs Bilateral Investment Treaty with Peru — India and China are next
On November 14, 2006, Canada and Peru signed a bilateral investment treaty (BIT), otherwise referred to as a Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement (FIPA). This is Canada’s first BIT to be negotiated in eight years and the first BIT to be based on Canada’s new 2004 Model FIPA.
Canada, Peru sign agreement on foreign investment protection
Canada and Peru on Tuesday signed a Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement, the first one of its kind that Canada has signed with a foreign country in eight years.
Canada to resume free trade talks with Singapore, exploring pacts with Peru, Colombia
Canada has agreed to resume stalled free trade negotiations with Singapore, and exploring the possibility of establishing free trade pacts with Peru, Colombia and Ecuador, Canadian Trade Minister David Emerson said.
Turkey-Syria free trade agreement
The content of the Free Trade Agreement, which was signed between Turkey and Syria in 2004, was published in Monday’s Official Gazette.
Implementing CARICOM-Canada Free Trade Area crucial, says Canadian High Commissioner
Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Charles Court, has committed to fast-tracking negotiations for the establishment of a CARICOM-Canada Free Trade Area (FTA).

    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