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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

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Potential Canada-Ecuador trade pact to navigate tricky investment protections field
Controversial ISDS provisions are trumpeted for protecting Canadian foreign investments, but are panned for allowing companies to sue countries.
Canada ISDS roundup
Just before Christmas, Canadian copper miner First Quantum, in an ongoing spat with the Panamanian government over royalties, launched two ISDS cases against the state.
Canada continues to advance the completion of CEPA: Ambassador
Canadian Ambassador to Indonesia Nadia Burger stated that Canada continues to advance the completion of the Canada-Indonesia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.
S. Korea, Canada to sign agreement on supply chains of key minerals
South Korea and Canada agreed to expedite their push for signing a memorandum of understanding on key minerals in a move to enhance cooperation on supply chains of secondary cells, electric vehicles and broader industry fields.
Canada to explore a free-trade agreement with Ecuador, in fresh run at lessening reliance on US, China
Canada has been negotiating a trade agreement with the Pacific Alliance, which includes Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and soon Ecuador, since 2017
Competing US, Canadian strategies in the Indo-Pacific
Minimum core labour standards appear to be a first principle of the US’ IPEF whereas Canada has already signalled to the Indonesian government that worker rights are negotiable in its Indo-Pacific trade deals.
Canada–Ukraine free trade agreement to be expanded in near future
Ukraine and Canada will finalize the expansion of the free trade agreement in the coming weeks.
ASEAN-Canada FTA negotiations expected to conclude during next Presidential term
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said the conclusion of negotiations with Canada for a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is expected to come some time after the Duterte administration steps down on June 30.
Canada postpones talks to expand FTA agreement with Ukraine until after war
Ukraine and Canada have agreed to continue negotiations on expanding the agreement on the free trade zone to the sphere of services and investments after the end of the war in Ukraine.
Trade agreements are colonial tools to control lands, resources and labour, says Canadian activist Stefan Christoff
Interview with Stefan Christoff, media maker, musician and community activist living in Montreal.

    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