European Free Trade Association

EENI- School of International Business

Sub-subject Sub-subject: The European Free Trade Association (EFTA). Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  2. Economic Profile of the EFTA States.
  3. European Economic Area.
  4. Free movement of products and services.
  5. International Relations of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

2- EFTA's Free Trade Agreements (FTA).

  1. Singapore-EFTA States
  2. India
  3. Canada
  4. Chile
  5. Mexico
  6. Colombia
  7. Peru
  8. South Korea
  9. Turkey
  10. Tunisia
  11. Jordan
  12. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Gulf Cooperation Council


Sub-subject “The European Free Trade Association (EFTA)” is studied...
  1. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Europe, Economic Relations

Languages of study: English or Spanish EFTA French EFTA Portuguese EFTA

Master in International Business for EFTA Countries: Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland

Sample of the Sub-subject: The European Free Trade Association (EFTA):
European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

Description Sub-Subject Description: The European Free Trade Association (EFTA):

The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is a regional organisation created for the promotion of free trade and economic integration of his member economies: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland.

The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) are small but world leaders in several sectors.

  1. Liechtenstein and Switzerland are strong financial centres and have global companies.
  2. Iceland and Norway are leaders in fish production, metal industry, and maritime transport.

The European Economic Area consists of the twenty-eight European Union member economies and the three European Economic Area - EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway) into an internal market lead by the same rules and regulations, with the objective to enable international trade of products and services, capital, and people to move freely in the European Economic Area.

A substantial part of the European Economic Area Agreement concerns the free movement of export products. The main principle is that export products may be traded between all the thirty Member States without customs duties or barrier from national regulations.

The European Economic Area Agreement grants the freedom to provide services anywhere in the European Economic Area.

The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) belongs to the European Economic Area of the Western Christian Civilisation.

The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) network of Free Trade Agreements (FTA) secures economic operators preferential access to international markets:
- Albania
- Canada
- Chile
- Colombia
- Arab Republic of Egypt
- Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf
- Israel
- Jordan
- Korea, the Republic of
- Lebanon
- Macedonia
- United Mexican States
- Morocco
- Palestinian Authority
- Peru
- Serbia
- Singapore
- Southern African Customs Union
- Tunisia
- Turkey
- Ukraine.

Chile-EFTA Free Trade Agreement

Free Trade Agreements (negotiations):
- Algeria
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Hong Kong, the People's Republic of China
- India
- Indonesia
- Montenegro
- Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan
- Thailand

The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) has Joint Declarations on Cooperation with the following partners:
- Malaysia
- Mauritius
- Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR)
- Mongolia
- Montenegro
- Panama.

Switzerland has signed bilateral Trade Agreements with the European Union (EU).

Samples - EFTA

Canada-EFTA Free Trade Agreement

Singapore-EFTA Free Trade Agreement

Colombia-EFTA Free Trade Agreement

India-EFTA Free Trade Agreement




Peru-EFTA Free Trade Agreement

SOURCE: the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Secretariat.

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