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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


City of London representatives head to US to promote post-Brexit finance ties
Representatives from the City of London are to travel to the US in a bid to boost transatlantic ties for the finance sector post-Brexit.
Quebec dairy farmers struggling with new open markets
Quebec dairy farmers continue to struggle as international trade agreements have hit their bottom line hard.
Canada will continue trade negotiations with Mercosur, despite the current Amazon policy of Brazil
Canada will continue its trade negotiations with Mercosur, the South American trading bloc that includes Brazil, despite demands to call a halt to the talks until more action is taken to protect the Amazon rainforest.
Ukraine, Canada to work on expansion of FTA agreement to services, investments
Ukraine and Canada will work on deepening economic cooperation and expansion of the bilateral free trade agreement to the sphere of services and investments, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said.
’Beef and pork for cheese deal’ sours as strict EU health rules hinder Canadian exports under CETA
But as exports to the EU lag, shipments of pork and beef to Japan have spiked under the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Corbella: Notley’s ’beating down’ of the oil patch should cost her the election
The Czech-based company Petrolama Namur Oil Sands Exploration filed a notice of dispute against Canada on March 29 over the delay in completing the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Canada needs ’reality check’ on trade ambitions with China: report
Intelligence experts have warned that China’s increasingly aggressive geopolitical positioning puts it at odds with Western powers, when it comes to free trade agreements.
Canada looks to sidestep USMCA tripwire in trade talks with China
Sector agreements signed between China and Canada could be rolled into a broader free trade agreement down the road — meaning that sectoral negotiations could lay the groundwork for comprehensive talks.
Canada wants free trade deal with southeast Asian nations: Trudeau
Canada wants to walk down the path towards a free trade agreement with a bloc of 10 Asian nations as early as next spring.
Canada eyes sweeping free-trade deal with China but remains open to sector deals
International Trade Minister Jim Carr says China’s interest in so many Canadian products could ultimately lead to a comprehensive trade deal.

    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