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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


China wants no ’progressive’ elements in any free trade deal with Canada: envoy
China’s ambassador has firmly rejected a key pillar of the Trudeau government’s trade agenda, branding its attempts to entrench labour standards in a free trade pact as a non-starter for his country.
Canada-US Free Trade Agreement (CUSFTA) increased caloric intake in Canada
New study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine indicates these changes corresponded with increased US exports and investment in the Canadian food and beverage sector.
Teamsters raise concerns on Canada-Mercosur trade talks
The union is concerned that the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership could be used as a model for talks with Mercosur.
Mercosur, Canada begin free-trade talks
The foreign ministers slated the first round of talks for the Mercosur-Canada FTA from March 20 to 23 in Ottawa, Canada.
Canada chasing trade deal with South American block after signing new TPP
A spokesman for International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says the negotiations could begin in earnest in the next 10 days.
Careful what you wish for: China is “quietly reshaping the world”
Canadian business wants a notch in China’s Belt and Road Initiative. In Asia, as in Canada, there are domestic and foreign policy risks to consider
Canada set to open free trade talks with South American bloc
Officials hope to begin Mercosur talks March 9, the day after signing revised TPP.
Free trade fantasies: Canada must reject both NAFTA and TPP
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has boasted of his commitment to progressive economic, environmental and social policies. At the same time, has been a passionate warrior in his pursuit and defence of so-called ‘free trade’ agreements.
A role for Indigenous peoples in Canada’s trade talks
International trade has long had an impact on the livelihoods of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Chinese trade deal would take Canada to the cleaners
Engagement with China on Canadian terms is a fool’s errand.

    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