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Canada-EFTA Free Trade Agreement


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Syllabus of the Subject

FTA Agreement, Canada, European Free Trade Association

  1. Introduction to the Canada-EFTA Agreement
  2. International Trade between Canada and the EFTA States

E-learning Course Master, International Business

The Subject “Canada-EFTA Agreement” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Doctorate: World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Doctorate in International Business in French Canada AELE Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Canada Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese EFTA.

Foreign Trade and Business in CEFTA Countries

Market Access - Trade Agreements

Canada-EFTA Free Trade Agreement.

In 2009, the Free Trade Agreement signed by Canada and the EFTA Countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) entered into force.

The objectives of the Canada-European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement are to:

  1. Promote, through the trade growth, the external trade development between Canada and the European Free Trade Association States
  2. Provide fair conditions competition affecting the bilateral trade between Canada and the EFTA States
  3. Establish a Framework for Cooperation between Canada and the EFTA, in particular with the objective of liberalizing the foreign trade in services and increasing the foreign direct investment opportunities
  4. Contribute to remove the trade barriers, development, and expansion of international business

The Agreement Canada-EFTA covers the foreign trade in industrial products (fish, marine products, processed agricultural export products).

Most of the industrial products will benefit from duty-free access to the respective markets as of the entry into force of the Canada-EFTA Free Trade Agreement.

Summary of the Canada-European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement.

Trade in products:

  1. National Treatment
  2. Import and export restrictions
  3. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
  4. Technical regulations
  5. Rules of origin and administrative cooperation
  6. Sub-Committee on Rules of Origin and Trade in Products
  7. Customs duties

Trade in services and foreign direct investment.

  1. Foreign Trade in services and investment
  2. Temporary entry

Other common rules:

  1. Subsidies
  2. Anti-dumping
  3. State trading companies
  4. Public procurement
  5. Trade Facilitation

Exceptions and Safeguards

Foreign Trade Canada-EFTA.

  1. European Free Trade Association countries are an important trading partner for Canada
  2. Total trade EFTA-Canada: 13.2 billion dollars, including the exports (4.2 billion dollars)

Sample - Canada-EFTA Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
Canada-EFTA Free Trade Agreement

Canada belongs to the North American Economic Area (Western Civilization) and the EFTA to the European Economic Area.


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