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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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A new UK government renews hopes for a free trade deal with Canada
The major shift in the British political landscape after Thursday’s election is reviving hope for a possible free trade deal across the pond in Canada. Talks on a deal, which began after Brexit, collapsed in January.
Modernized Canada-Ukraine free trade agreement enters into force
The modernized agreement updates and adds new language in areas such as trade in services, investment, temporary entry for business people, telecommunications, digital trade, labor and the environment.
Shmyhal discusses updated FTA agreement with Canadian minister
Ukrainian Prime Minister and Minister of International Trade of Canada have discussed the updated Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement, which comes into force on July 1.
Human rights organizations sound alarm as Canada-Ecuador trade talks get underway
Surging violence surrounding Canadian mining projects in Ecuador should raise red flags for the Canadian government as it commences trade talks with the Ecuadorian government.
Canada pushes for more mining in Ecuador despite resistance
The Canadian and Ecuadorian governments continue to forge ahead with free trade agreement plans, despite opposition from social movements and Indigenous Peoples within Ecuador, along with rampant instability.
UK says rules of origin deal with Canada probably won’t be extended
Britain said that post-Brexit trade arrangements with Canada that enable its carmakers to avoid high tariffs there were likely to expire next week, marking the latest deterioration in trade ties between the historic allies.
Senate passes updated Canada-Ukraine free trade agreement without support of Tories
The Senate has passed a bill to implement Canada’s updated free trade agreement with Ukraine, paving the way for it to become law.
Trade deal could put corporate profits over people, say groups
A proposed Canada-Ecuador free trade agreement could put corporate interests above citizens’ rights, say several concerned organizations.
House of Commons passes new Ukraine free trade deal over Conservative opposition
The House of Commons passed an updated free trade agreement with Ukraine over the objections of Conservative MPs, who have attacked the bill for containing a reference to "carbon pricing."
A ‘giant’ of Canadian politics: Ed Broadbent’s mixed legacy on social democracy and free trade
The extreme income disparity and political polarization we see today, at least in part, is the direct result of the path we took in 1988 when Canada signed a free trade deal with the US.


  • 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