Canada’s Current Free Trade Agreements

Canada is currently in various bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements (FTA) with countries all over the world. Here are Canada’s current FTAs:

  • Canada – Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)

    The CCFTA has been in force since July 1997, and have tripled two-way merchandise trade between Canada and Chile.


  • Canada – Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CCOFTA)

    The CCOFTA was signed by Canada in 2008 and came into force in August 2011.


  • Canada – Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (CCRFTA)

    The CCRFTRA came into force November 2002 and focuses mainly on trade in goods. Efforts to modernize and broaden the CCRFTA are ongoing.


  • Canada – European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

    The EFTA is a goods-only agreement with an emphasis on tariff elimination between Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. It came into force July 2011.


  • Canada – Honduras Free Trade Agreement (CHFTA)

    The CHFTA came into force October 2014, and strengthens the commercial relationship between Canada and Honduras.


  • Canada – Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA)

    The CIFTA came was brought into force January 1997, but has been in the process of modernization since 2014.


  • Canada – Jordan Free Trade Agreement (CJFTA)

    The CJFTA has been in force since October 2012.


  • Canada – Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)

    The CKFTA entered into force on January 2015 and provides exporters with preferential access to Korea.


  • Canada – Panama Free Trade Agreement (CPAFTA)

    The CPAFTA run parallel to other agreements that focus on labour cooperation and cross-border trade. It came into force April 2013.


  • Canada – Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)

    The CPFTA came into force on August 2009, with parallel accords on environmental and labour cooperation also in force.


  • North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

    Coming into effect January 1994, NAFTA created the largest free trade region in the world, linking 450 million people and producing $20.7 trillion worth of goods and service. In January of 2008 all tariffs between the three countries were eliminated.


  • Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

    CETA was signed by the Canadian Prime Minister and EU officials in October 2016. It is expected to be ratified in 2017.


 


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