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
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Indo-Canadian MP Deepak Obhrai, newly named parliamentary secretary to the minister of foreign affairs, has said he will push for a free trade agreement between India and Canada.
In Central America, the CAFTA debate led to massive protests. Meanwhile, here in Canada, our government is quietly negotiating much the same sort of agreement which calls for the free flow of investment and presumably the removal of tariffs and agricultural safeguards.
The leaders of the Dominican Republic and Canada have agreed to begin negotiations for a free trade agreement between their nations, the Dominican government said Sunday.
Canada should focus on improving its access to the US market rather than trying to complete a host of FTA negotiations that are unlikely to result in large payoffs - despite the fact that the United States and many other countries are doing so.
Canada has pursued trade opportunities beyond the U.S. by entering into a number of traditional and innovative bilateral agreements.
Free trade agreement talks scheduled for this week between Central America and Canada have been suspended, a Honduran business leader said Sunday.
Canada’s bilateral investment treaties (Foreign Investment Protection and Promotions Acts) and free trade agreements
Canadian Union of Public Employees’s trade webpage
Le Réseau Québécois sur l’Intégration Continentale fait campagne contre les accords de libre-échange