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Canada

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


Canada seeks to expand trade with MERCOSUR
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’’s Government is debating the most essential issues for a free trade agreement with the Southern Common Market.
China envoy reaffirms importance of Canada-China free-trade talks
A second round of discussions between the countries’ trade delegations concluded in Ottawa and Chinese Ambassador said “we hope to speed up the process and sign the agreement” as soon as possible.
Canada seeks EPA talks with Japan
Canada should resume negotiations with Japan for a bilateral economic partnership agreement if a Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact without the United States fails to go into effect, a committee of Canada’s lower house has said.
Trudeau ramps up courtship of Xi amid China free-trade talk
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is doubling down on a push to deepen ties with China, with Canada’s new envoy signaling he can move ahead on a free-trade deal without quickly advancing extradition treaty talks.
Canada, China moving closer to potential trade talks
Efforts to lay the groundwork for possible negotiations on a bilateral Canada-China trade deal continue underway, with Canadian officials launching a three-month domestic consultations period.
Canola Council of Canada supports possible FTA with China
Canada and China are currently in exploratory talks about the possibility of a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries.
Canada seeks to step up UAE investment talks
Canada would like to accelerate the pace of talks with the UAE on concluding a foreign investment agreement, potentially a precursor to a fully fledged free trade deal.
Canada’s free trade agreements strategy
With EU FTA completed, a pivot to Asia
Trade deal ups risks in Chinese firm’s takeover of seniors’ care giant
FIPA means province could be blocked from improving care standards for residents.
Canada-China FTA talks to begin in February 2017 could have massive implications on water use
China might see Canada as a source for bottled water. Canada could also be promoted as a country ready for China’s water-intensive industries.

    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