Colombia-EFTA Free Trade Agreement

EENI- School of International Business

Sub-subject: Colombia-EFTA (European Free Trade Association) Free Trade Agreement

  1. Introduction to the European Free Trade Association-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
  2. Benefits of the Agreement.
  3. Calculation of import duties.
  4. Certificate of Origin.
  5. International Trade between the EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) and Colombia.
Sub-subject “Colombia-European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement” is studied...
  1. Doctorates (distance learning): America, Europe
  2. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Pacific, America, Emerging Markets
  3. Course: EFTA Countries, Andean Markets

Languages of study: English or Spanish Colombia AELC French Colombie Portuguese Colombia

Sample of the sub-subject: Colombia-European Free Trade Association (EFTA) (FTA)
Colombia-EFTA Free Trade Agreement

Sub-Subject Description: European Free Trade Association (EFTA)-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA):

The agreement between Colombia and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) entered into force for the Republic of Colombia, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland in 2011.

The Colombia-European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Free Trade Agreement covers

  1. International Trade in products (agriculture and industrial goods)
  2. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
  3. Trade in services
  4. Intellectual Property Rights
  5. Government Procurement
  6. Competition and
  7. Cooperation.

Bilateral agreements on agricultural products between the European Free Trade Association States and Colombia also form part of the instruments establishing the free-trade area between the Republic of Colombia and the European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland).

The objectives of the Colombia-EFTA Free Trade Agreement (FTA) are to:

  1. Reach the liberalisation of foreign trade in products
  2. Achieve the liberalisation of the foreign trade in services
  3. Substantially increase foreign direct investment (FDI) opportunities in the free-trade area
  4. Achieve liberalisation on a mutual basis of the Government procurement markets
  5. Promote competition in their economies
  6. Guarantee adequate and efficient protection of intellectual property rights
  7. Contribute, by the removal of barriers to international trade and foreign direct investment (FDI), to the development and growth of the world trade; and
  8. Guarantee cooperation related to the trade capacity building, to expand and improve the benefits of this agreement, especially for small and medium-sized companies.

The Free Trade Agreement between Colombia and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) consists of 145 Articles and 20 Annexes covering:

  1. Trade in products and services
  2. Foreign direct investment (FDI)
  3. Intellectual Property Rights
  4. Government Procurement
  5. Competition
  6. Cooperation
  7. Administration and Dispute Settlement

Foreign Trade between the EFTA States and Colombia.

  1. International Trade between the European Free Trade Association and the Republic of Colombia was USD 525 million, and between the European Free Trade Association and Peru: 392 million dollares.
  2. The European Free Trade Association top imports from the Republic of Colombia were precious stones and metals, coffee, tea, spices, fruits, and nuts.

Agreement Colombia-EFTA

Colombia and the EFTA States belongs to the Western Christian Civilisation (Latin American-European).

Colombia's Free Trade Agreements (FTA).



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